The University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing and Health Studies (SoNHS) BSN program is hosting a Missouri State Board of Nursing routine review site visit, which is scheduled for February 17th, 2020.  The public is invited to provide written comments about the program.

Written and signed third-party comments should be emailed to Deidre Ashley at no later than February 10th, 2020.
Joy Roberts, JD, MSN APRN-BC
Interim Dean

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UMKC Nursing Dean at the Right Place, Right Time to Save a Life

Joy Roberts, interim dean of the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies, helped save a life because of her CPR skills. Photo by Brandon Parigo, Strategic Marketing and Communications

Ever think about giving up a few hours for CPR training? You never know how important they can be.

That’s what Joy Roberts, interim dean at the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies, learned first-hand this month when her CPR skills were called to action.

Roberts and her daughter were attending a museum fundraiser in Columbia, Missouri. Her daughter, a Mizzou student studying textiles, was among those presenting artwork at the event.

While the crowd viewed the displays and mingled with refreshments, Roberts suddenly heard a loud crash, thinking someone had knocked over a table. But her daughter could see that a man had collapsed. “Mom,” she said, “you need to get over there.”

Roberts described the scene as chaotic, with people literally screaming and unsure of what to do. She reached the man at the same time as another patron was coming to help. That woman said she was an ICU nurse. “Good,” Roberts said, “because I’m an old ICU nurse.”

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