Learn more about the School of Nursing and Health Studies and UMKC in the links below.


The following policies and procedures apply to all students in the School of Nursing and Health Studies.

About Us

When you walk through the halls of UMKC’s School of Nursing and Health Studies or log on to our online learning management system, expect to find cutting edge researchers, dedicated faculty and students prepping for leadership roles. We are a team with a passion for nursing and a mission to improve health outcomes for all.

Our student population – undergraduate and graduate students – will join one of the hottest and most rewarding career fields in the country.

Faculty, staff, classrooms, laboratories and student workspaces are housed inside the Health Sciences Building on UMKC’s Health Sciences campus. We leverage the location – also home to three other life sciences and health professions programs – to our advantage for interprofessional development.

The SoNHS’s curriculum stands out for its rigor. But students will also find personalized attention from instructors committed to academic success. Let UMKC advisers help you determine your next step.


  • U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the nation’s Top 20 best online graduate nursing programs. We were ranked ahead of every other public university in Missouri and Kansas.
  • Personalized attention from faculty who are invested in your success.
  • A pioneering spirit comes naturally. We were the first university in Missouri to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree to APRN students already certified as advanced practice nurses.
  • The current value of our external grants portfolio is over $40 million!
  • Our faculty hold leadership positions on national boards and organizations.
  • UMKC was named a “Best Value College” by Princeton Review in 2012, 2013 and 2014.


In support of the UMKC mission to lead in the life and health sciences, the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies prepares nurses and health professionals as leaders in improving health outcomes through interprofessional practice, research, service and education.


The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies, via nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs, will lead in the preparation of health professionals who enhance practice, education, and research and promote life-long learning.


Faculty and staff of the School of Nursing and Health Studies pledge their commitment to the UMKC Values (PDF), ANA Code of Ethics, Scope and Standards of Practice and Social Policy Statement.


  1. Create respectful, diverse, inclusive, and dynamic campus and virtual learning communities that prepare nurses and health professionals to the interdisciplinary roles they will assume.
  2. Build the health professional workforce through established and innovative teaching strategies and technologies that enhance student success
  3. Conduct research and scholarly endeavors toward improved urban, rural, and underserved population-based health outcomes, health care delivery, and health education utilizing innovative technology that establish optimum standards of care.
  4. Collaborate with academic and community partners in the areas of educational programs, research/scholarship, practice and service.


UMKC is uniquely situated to provide a highly skilled, well educated, innovative and diverse workforce for the state of Missouri. Located in the urban core, UMKC has the opportunity to set new standards in higher education by accomplishing what very few institutions can claim – a diverse faculty, staff and student body reflecting the community that it serves. This can only be accomplished by developing and maintaining inclusive recruitment, hiring, admission and retention programs throughout the organization.


The faculty, administration, staff and students of UMKC’s Nursing and Health Studies are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the acquisition of skills that will enable us to lead rich and full lives. We an pursue these ends only in a culture of mutual respect and civility. It is thus incumbent upon all of us to create a culture of respect everywhere on campus and at all times through our actions and speech.


As a community of learners, we are committed to creating and maintaining an environment at the School of Nursing and Health Studies and on our Hospital Hill campus that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation and discrimination. Any form of discrimination or coercion based on race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, rank, or any other characteristic will not be tolerated.

Should you, a friend, or a colleague ever experience any action or speech that feels coercive or discriminatory, you should report this immediately to the office of the Dean, and/or the Affirmative Action Office. The Affirmative Action Office, which is ultimately responsible for investigating all complaints of discrimination or sexual harassment, is located at 218A Administrative Center, 5115 Oak St.; the office may be contacted at 816-235-1323. All formal complaints will be investigated and appropriate action taken.


Learn more about the School of Nursing and Health Studies and UMKC in the links below.


The following policies and procedures apply to all students in the School of Nursing and Health Studies.