PhD Student Receives Jonas Global Fellowship

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing PhD student Tammie Conley was selected to receive a Jonas Global Fellowship. The Jonas Global Fellowship, funded by the Jonas Center, provides global health research experiences for graduate nursing students. Tammie and her advisor Dr. Maithe Enriquez traveled to the Dominican Republic in October 2014 to evaluate the effectiveness of a hypertension screening and intervention program for sugarcane workers in the bateyes of the Dominican Republic. 

Student Presents at Aids Care Conference

Da’Vonya Wilson, a seventh semester student in the traditional BSN program, represent the Sinclair School of Nursing during the poster session at the Association of Nurses in Aids Care Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Wilson is also a McNair Scholar, and her poster, “Peers Keep It Real,” represents her research work with Dr. Maithe Enriquez. This research focuses on using peer educators to improve medication adherence in individuals with HIV.

Beloved SSON Staff Member Passes Away

It is with profound sadness that we announce that our beloved Thom Bowling, Executive Assistant Student Services, collapsed this morning, and after concerted resuscitation efforts in our MUHC Emergency Room, Thom was unable to be revived. This death comes as a shock to all of us. Thom just turned 59 and served the SSON for 13 years. He was the welcoming face for students and families in our front office and was so loved by all. Information about the memorial and where to send condolences will be forthcoming. 

May 2016 Graduates Receive Diplomas

With black caps and gown, various cords and apricot tassels, new graduates were a bundle of excitement as they waited to cross the stage. As their fellow classmates addressed them, students cheered and hollered and couldn’t wait to be handed their degree.

In all, the Sinclair School of Nursing conferred 153 degrees during its commencement ceremony May 13 in Jesse Auditorium. Fifty traditional students received their BSN along with 38 accelerated students, who will finish classes in July. Eighteen students completed the RN to BSN program.

On the graduate level, 10 students received their master’s degree, 36 completed a DNP and one received her PhD.

Judith Fitzgerald Miller, Dean, Sinclair School of Nursing, and Garnett Stokes, PhD, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs encouraged and celebrated the graduates. Dominic Chambers, traditional BSN candidate, Christyl Thurman, accelerated BSN candidate, and Sara Landreth, DNP candidate, addressed their fellow classmates.

Each graduate also received an apricot rose from Donna Otto, instructor of nursing and director of alumni relations.

Earlier in the day, 52 students, most of whom were graduates, were inducted into mid-Missouri’s Alpha Iota chapter of Sigma Theta Tau honor society.

As the new graduates go their separate way and enter the real world, we know they are well prepared to handle the challenges they will face. They are not just nurses, after all, but Mizzou nurses.