General Information

The College of Nursing offers academic nursing programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Knowledge and skills needed to complete the professional licensure examination to become a registered nurse are available through the traditional baccalaureate option. A part-time, evening and weekend scheduling option is available, as is an accelerated option for students with degrees in other fields or who meet the admission criteria for this intensive option. Nurses who have obtained their basic nursing education through associate degree or diploma nursing programs may fulfill the requirements for the BSN completion option without repetition of previous nursing education. The Master of Science in nursing program offers areas of emphasis in the roles of nurse educator and advanced practice nursing. The Ph.D. program in Nursing is offered in cooperation with the schools of nursing at the University of Missouri­ Columbia and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Admission to the Ph.D. program is available at the post BSN and MSN levels. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program also is offered in cooperation with the schools of nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and prepares students for the highest level of advanced clinical nursing practice.

International Students

All students with International or Permanent Resident status are required to complete an English as a second language (ESL) assessment with the UMSL ESL office. Based upon this assessment students may be required to complete recommended ESL courses before enrolling in nursing courses.

Continuing Education-Extension and Outreach

Both credit and noncredit continuing education offerings in nursing are presented to provide nurses with new information, techniques, and trends within the nursing profession. Some of these offerings are in outreach sites as part of the college’s commitment to working in collaboration with community partners to provide higher education for nurses.

 

Professional Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing

Nu Chi is the College of Nursing's official chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Membership is offered by invitation to nursing students in the upper third of their class and to nurses recognized as outstanding community nursing leaders. 


Student Nurses' Association

The College of Nursing is a constituent of the National Student Nurses' Association. The purpose of the organization is to provide baccalaureate students an opportunity to connect with the nursing profession through service and professional development activities. The organization is open to all nursing majors and clinical nursing majors. 


Minority Student Nurses' Association

The College of Nursing is a constituent of the Black Student Nurses' Association. The purpose of this organization is to provide black nursing students in the prelicensure baccalaureate program the opportunity to serve as a support group for African-American students, collaborate with other African-American groups to compile archives relevant to African-American nurses, and to promote participation in interdisciplinary activities.

Susan L. Dean-Baar
Dean and Professor
Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago

Kathryn Records
Hubert C. Moog Endowed Professor of Nursing, Professor and Ph.D. Program Director
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Roxanne Vandermause
Donald L. Ross Endowed Chair for Advanced Nursing Practice and Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Roberta Lavin
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Professor
Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Rick S. Zimmerman
Associate Dean for Research and Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison

Nancy Magnuson
Associate Dean for Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement and Teaching Professor
DNS, University of Alabama-Birmiingham

MaryAnn Bozette
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle

Wilma Calvert
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University or Missouri - St. Louis

Anne Folta Fish
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Kuei-Hsiang Hsueh
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Seonah Lee
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago

Ericka Sanner-Steish
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Susan Kendig
Teaching Professor and WHNP Emphasis Area Coordinator
JD, MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia

Jean Nelson
Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis

Darlene Sredl
Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis

Shelly Hanko
Associate Teaching Professor, DNP Program Director and MSN Program Director
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Laura L. Kuensting
Associate Teaching Professor and D.N.P. Director
D.N.P., St. Louis University

Elizabeth Mantych
Associate Teaching Professor and RN to BSN Program Director
MSN, St. Louis University

Diane Saleska
Associate Teaching Professor
MSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Richard Yakimo
Associate Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Michael Bovier
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, Goldfarb School of Nursing

Julia Campbell
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Deb Connell-Dent
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis

DeEtta Cook
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Christine DiRie
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN

Beth Dudley
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Melissa Emhke
Assistant Teaching Professor and Director Nursing Learn Resource and Simulation Center
MSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Amanda Finley
Assistant Teaching Professor and Traditional BSN Program Director
MSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Gary Frandsen
Assistant Teaching Professor
JD, Saint Louis University

Sheila Grigsby
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, Saint Louis University

Kathy Hodgson
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, University of Colorado

Alicia Dawn Hutchins
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Oklahoma City University

Vanessa Loyd
Assistant Teaching Professor, Director and Continuing Education and Outreach
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis

Shawne Maines
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, Maryville University

Erika Lynn Michalski
Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs
Ed.D.
Lindenwood University

Paula Prouhet
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, Maryville University

Chris Recktenwald
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Joan Ruppert
Assistant Teaching Professor and Accelerated BSN Program Director
MSN, Saint Louis University

Mary Sharpe
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Mary Lisa Sinacore
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, Saint Louis University

Chris Spencer
Assistant Teaching Professor
MSN, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Shirley A. Martin
Dean Emerita
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Juliann G. Sebastian
Dean Emerita and Professor Emerita
Ph.D. , University of Kentucky

Jean Bachman
Professor Emerita
DNP, University of Alabama-Birmingham

Roberta K. Lee
Professor Emerita
DPH, University of Texas - Houston

Margaret Barton-Burke
Associate Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island