Forging strong academic practice community partnerships to improve the health of our citizens is an important part of our mission. The School of Nursing and Health Studies regularly works with public health agencies, health care systems, hospitals, schools and other non-profits to strengthen our students’ knowledge base and promote a culture of health in the process.
Community members can expect to see our faculty and students at health and wellness fairs administering flu shots, conducting health screenings and conducting needs assessments. Our program also works with the Prep-KC to host the Health Science Accelerated Academy to introduce high school students from underrepresented populations to careers in nursing and other health professions.
Truman Medical Center
Students conduct clinical activities and interact with the community during clinical work at Truman Medical Center. The experience allows students to work with diverse patient populations including the medically underserved, who may not have access to preventive health care.
St. Luke’s Hospital
UMKC’s students are exposed to cardiac and neurology care as they complete clinical experiences at St. Luke’s Hospital. The long-standing hospital partner offers a clinical experience for students to learn as they choose what path is best suited for them.
Children’s Mercy Hospital and Health System
Students learn the complexities of pediatric health care during clinical and internship experiences. They build connections with children and their families as they learn to practice as a pediatric nurse.
VA of Kansas City
Students engage in care of our Veteran populations in their many facilities and focus on primary, secondary and tertiary care for physical and mental health conditions.
VNA of Kansas City
Students participate in transitional and continuing care options for patients who receive health care services in their homes
K-12 schools in the Metro area
Students participate in school health activities to enrich the health status of our students in elementary and high schools
Online nursing students participate in clinical experiences in their regions throughout the country as guided by their faculty and local preceptors.
BHS students earn internship placements at a rich array of health care and health care affiliated facilities in the metro area
In addition undergraduate students at the School engage in service learning projects as part of the core curriculum requirements