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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.

Live in Kansas? Get In-State Tuition Rate

We offer students in 11 neighboring Kansas counties the same rates as Missouri residents. Kansas residents of Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Osage, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties are eligible for our in-state tuition rate.

 

Dean Ann Cary Represents Academic Nursing on National Health Research Forum Panel

Ann Cary, dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, is a panelist at the 2017 National Health Research Forum.

Organized by Research!America, the forum will be held Sept. 7 in Washington, D.C. The forum sparks stimulating conversations among top leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia about current issues that could impact the trajectory of medical and health research and innovation. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FNAP, FAAN, represents academic nursing on the panel.

With such uncertainty regarding the future of our nation’s scientific enterprise, thought leaders will come together to discuss potential solutions to challenges that could slow the pace of scientific progress.

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