SoNHS Launches New Collaborative ACPNP Program

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program (ACPNP) Collaborative Program: University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), University of Iowa, and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP) Program is engaged in a Collaborative with the nursing programs from the University of Iowa, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).  The expertise of faculty will provide the needed context to frame the essential content and clinical experiences related to management of the acute care pediatric clients. All theory course work is taken online  with expert faculty and all clinical practicum arrangements are the responsibility of these faculty at the home institution. 

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US DHHS Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) Awards UMKC SoNHS over $500,000 for 2017

Congratulations to Dean Cary, PI for the continuation of the US DHHS Nurse Faculty Loan Program award (NFLP), 2017! For 2017-2018 the School of Nursing and Health Sciences has over $500,000 to distribute to doctoral and masters nursing degree seeking students who plan to be future nurse faculty. The NFLP is a wonderful opportunity for graduate nursing students who wish to educate the next generation of nurses. The program offers partial loan forgiveness for borrowers who graduate and serve as full-time nursing faculty for the prescribed period of time. The loan recipients may cancel 85 percent of the loan over four years in return for serving full time as faculty in any accredited school of nursing.

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New Undergraduate Public Health Degree

School of Nursing and Health Studies program addresses growing workforce demand

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators unanimously approved a new Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies. The school hopes to admit new students into the major, which focuses on urban public health, for the fall 2017 semester.

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Dean Cary Receives Federal Honor

Ann Cary, dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The national advisory council — comprised of up to 23 members including students, practicing nurses and educators — advises and makes recommendations on policy matters on nurse workforce, nursing education and nursing practice improvement. The committee members serve overlapping four-year terms, meet at least twice a year and issue an annual report to Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“I am extremely humbled and honored by this appointment,” Cary said. “Nurses serve a critical role in the health care of all people across the country. It is crucial to keep making improvements to patient and population care in Kansas City and nationwide.”

Cary became dean at UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies in 2013. During her tenure, the school has secured more than $20 million in federal grants for research, nursing workforce and practice, all targeted at improving care in underserved areas. In 2015, a grant, KC HealthTracks, was received to create improved STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum and experiences for students from 11 under-resourced Kansas City area high schools. A collaboration with the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering and KC STEM Alliance, the goal is to prepare students for higher education and career paths in healthcare.

Also during Cary’s deanship, U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies in the Top 25 for its online graduate programs.

An alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program, Cary has served on the board of directors and as a fellow for the American Association of Colleges and Nursing; president of the Jesuit Conference of Nursing Programs for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; the Primary Care Policy Fellows Alumni Association; and the Association of Community Health Educators. She currently serves on the boards of Truman Medical Centers, the Visiting Nurse Association of Kansas City and the Bluford Health Care Leadership Institute. She is also Chair Elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Board of Directors.

Before becoming dean of the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies, Cary was director of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing. Cary received a BSN from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, MPH from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and PhD from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

http://info.umkc.edu/news/school-of-nursing-and-health-studies-dean-receives-federal-honor/

 

BSN Application Deadline Extended!!

Due to inclement weather, the application deadline for the BSN Pre-Licensure and Accelerated program has been extended.

All applications must be received in the student services office on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by 4:30 pm, or if mailed, must be postmarked no later than January 18, 2017.

The UMKC campus will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

Please be safe on the roads and highways over the holiday weekend!