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Congratulations to the Class of 2017 BSN graduates on their 96.36% third quarter pass rate on the NCLEX-RN Exam!

At UMKC, we not only help prepare students for the future, but we celebrate their achievements. By choosing us, you’re choosing a path towards a successful career in nursing and joining the ranks of our accomplished graduates.

Applications to the accelerated (second degree) and pre-licensure (traditional) BSN programs are now open.

Dean Ann Cary Represents Academic Nursing on National Health Research Forum Panel

Ann Cary, dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, is a panelist at the 2017 National Health Research Forum.

Organized by Research!America, the forum will be held Sept. 7 in Washington, D.C. The forum sparks stimulating conversations among top leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia about current issues that could impact the trajectory of medical and health research and innovation. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FNAP, FAAN, represents academic nursing on the panel.

With such uncertainty regarding the future of our nation’s scientific enterprise, thought leaders will come together to discuss potential solutions to challenges that could slow the pace of scientific progress.

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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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