Dean of UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies Testifies Before the National Academy of Medicine

Building on the groundbreaking Future of Nursing report released in 2011, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has formed a new expert committee to direct a consensus study on The Future of Nursing 2020-2030. This committee has been tasked by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and to chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. At the first public session, the committee will clarify the scope of the charge with the study sponsor and initiate a process for gathering relevant information related to the study.

Dean Ann Cary, chair of AACN’s board of directors, will give remarks at this public session that focus on the role schools of nursing can play in helping the committee achieve its objectives. Deans, faculty, and students are encouraged to register for the live webcast and learn more about how this initiative will impact the future of the profession.

Learning together across health professions

On the Health Sciences Campus at UMKC, interprofessional education, or IPE, is an important learning tool. It brings together students from dental, medicine, nursing and pharmacy and places them in learning activities focused on team-based patient care. A new video highlights this IPE program and its benefits, filmed during a recent poverty simulation exercise.

The UMKC Health Sciences IPE program is directed by Stefanie Ellison, M.D., associate dean for learning initiatives at the UMKC School of Medicine and emergency physician at Truman Medical Centers; and Valerie Ruehter, Pharm.D., director of experiential learning and clinical associate professor for the UMKC School of Pharmacy.

“We can create individual practitioners, but in health care today, it takes an entire team to create positive patient outcomes,” said Ruehter. “With IPE, we give students the chance to become familiar with what every discipline brings to the table, which hopefully will make a more seamless health care system.”

That’s a goal of IPE, said Ellison. “If we have our students learning in silos, but they are expected on day one in practice to begin working together as a team, then we haven’t really done our job. At UMKC, we are breaking down those silos.”

Success Starts Here

Male nursing student stands in foreground looking down while three female nursing students look at charts and talk to each other in background

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 and are due by January 19.

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Unlike Any Other in the Nation

UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies and nine other leading Kansas City health-care institutions team up to create UMKC Health Sciences District

aerial photo of the new UMKC Health District

With a collaboration unlike any other in the nation, many of Kansas City’s leading health-care institutions announced that they have agreed to align more closely to form the UMKC Health Sciences District. The newly created district combines the unique expertise and services of 10 partners to spur research and community outreach in service of the Kansas City region and beyond. Continue reading

New Undergraduate Public Health Degree

School of Nursing and Health Studies program addresses growing workforce demand

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators unanimously approved a new Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies. The school hopes to admit new students into the major, which focuses on urban public health, for the fall 2017 semester.

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