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MU develops program to prepare for alternative care site staffing


  COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri is helping to lead a statewide effort to retrain and deploy retired nurses and other health care providers to alternative care sites (ACSs) for recovering COVID-19 patients. The coordinated response ensures that staff would be immediately available to assist whenever the need may arise. The state has…

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Getting Through the Times – Thoughts from a Registered Nurse


By Wendy Boren Tuesday, April 7, 2020   It's coming. The end of this awful pandemic is coming because this too shall pass. But we've got an ugly fight ahead of us in our area. I'm a nurse, and I'm proud to say we're up for it. But we need your help. In one week's…

Dean Sarah Thompson

Update from Dean Sarah Thompson


To the Sinclair School of Nursing family, Today we face a changing world with the impact of COVID-19. As each day brings new realities, anxiety and fear are normal. We all share concerns regarding ourselves, family and friends. Nurses are once again called to the frontline. I am humbled by the commitment of our profession.…

Daryl Traylor

PhD Student Selected as 2020 Paul Ambrose Scholar


  Daryl Traylor, a PhD student at University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing, has been selected as a cohort member of the 2020 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. Each year, 35 health professional applicants are selected from accredited institutions to plan and implement a public health community-based project based on the U.S. Department of Health…

Michele Kennett

Grant award presented to doctoral student, Michele Kennett


  This cross-sectional study of the four universities in the University of Missouri system will compare perceived differences in research climate across institutions and subunits within institutions.  The survey, the Survey of Organizational Research Climate (SOuRCe), is a validated tool designed to assess the organizational climate for research integrity in academic institutions.  This study is…

Yang Li and Sherri Ulbrich

Sinclair School of Nursing – In the News


During the past several weeks, students, faculty, and the nursing program as a whole gained the interest of local media outlets.  First, Yang Li, a postdoctoral fellow spoke to KOMU about the model she has developed to help psychiatrists better understand their female post-traumatic stress disorder patients. Li began her research about women and PTSD…

Verna Adwell Rhodes Endowed Professorship


Friday, May 3, friends, family, former students and faculty from the Sinclair School of Nursing filled the Jesse Rotunda for the announcement and celebration of the establishment of the Verna Adwell Rhodes Endowed Professorship in Nursing.  In honor of Rhodes’ achievements, service and generosity, her family and friends have come together to give $1 million…

DNP On Campus Days


More than 30 DNP students from all areas of study came to Columbia March 9- 13. Students spent the first two and a half days on campus practicing physical assessment skills and clinical skills such as biopsy, nerve block, foreign body removal, motivational interviewing, and assessment of confusion and substance use. Experts spoke to students…

Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference


The Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) held its 43rd Annual Research Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on March 27-30, 2019. The theme for the 2019 conference was “Nursing Research at the Forefront of Healthcare Crises”. A premier nursing research society, the mission of MNRS is to advance science, transform practice and enhance careers through a network of…

Maithe Enriquez

Effectively Treating Hypertension in Underserved Communities


Associate Professor, Maithe Enriquez has partnered with the Dominican Light a Candle Foundation, Kansas City non-profit Dominican Republic Medical Partnership and American non-profit Jonas Philanthropies to pilot a hypertension care program in underserved communities of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic. So far, the results of this program indicate that it is both effective and…