Alumni are a vital part of the success achieved within the School of Nursing and Health Studies. The program depends on graduates to support our strategic vision and long-term goals by providing scholarship funds, program enhancement, volunteer work and recruitment of high-quality students and faculty.

We rely on graduates to spread the message about our academic excellence in order to build a strong future for the university’s success. Some graduates serve as classroom speakers, community outreach facilitators and role models for our students.

There are numerous ways to show your support for UMKC and the SoNHS. A few ideas:

  • Bring your family and neighbors to several organized events — Founder’s Day, a Roos basketball game or a Conservatory concert — held throughout the year.
  • Pop in to say hello to a favorite professor, grab lunch at the union or take a stroll through campus.
  • Join the proud contingent of UMKC volunteers who give 200,000 hours of time to the university every year.
  • Pledge a financial gift of support to advance the SoNHS programming.

Have an idea? Let us know. We welcome guests to drop in. Come to reminisce or help chart our path to the future. Whatever the reason, consider yourself welcome at UMKC for life.

SoNHS News

Dr. Ann Cary from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Appointed as Chair of the AACN Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2018 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that Ann Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, FNAP, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), has been appointed Chair of the AACN Board of Directors. Dr. Cary began her two-year term as the association’s highest elected official at the close of AACN’s 2018 Spring Business Meeting held earlier today in Washington, D.C.

“I am committed to providing the leadership needed to position AACN and our member schools of nursing as the driving force for innovation and excellence in nursing education,” said Dr. Cary. “I am honored to have this opportunity to work with the Board of Directors and all stakeholders to advance programs and policies that will lead to systematic improvements in health and health care as well as higher education for academic nursing”.

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