Roxanne Vandermause
Donald L. Ross Endowed Chair for Advancing Nursing Practice Roxanne “Annie” Vandermause took the helm in the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing in January in a new role as interim dean. She comes to the position after five years of progressive responsibility at the college that began with the endowed chair and […]

Roxanne ‘Annie’ Vandermause named interim dean of College of Nursing


The College of Nursing hosted our annual Open House on Saturday, January 25.  We had a great turn out and a lot of fun.  Pictured is Dr. Roxanne Reid, Professor Joy Ekenga, and Theda Oliver at the registration table.

2020 Open House a success


In January, the doctor of nursing practice at the University of Missouri–St. Louis joined the ranks of lauded programs developed by the College of Nursing as Nursing School Hub recognized it on its “Top 25 Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Programs” list. UMSL was rated the top school in St. Louis and second in the […]

Nursing School Hub names women’s health nurse practitioner program top ...



A growing shortage of doctors around the country has many relying on advanced practice registered nurses for their primary care and other medical needs. The core difference between an APRN and a medical doctor is in breadth of training. While a MD studies the entire lifespan, APRNs focus on one of six […]

Ask an Expert: Laura Kuensting advocates for advanced practice nurses’ ...



Galang “Gigi” Nguyen has always been a good student. But it wasn’t until her last semester at the University of Missouri–St. Louis that the BSN student felt like a dynamo. The reason? Lots of extra responsibility. That took the form of dual roles in the College of Nursing’s student groups: president of […]

Student involvement forges Galang “Gigi” Nguyen into a leader



MSW student Janeen Hall (right) and BSN student Tabitha Peeples cart an oversized load of donations to the Triton Pantry across North Campus at the University of Missouri–St. Louis on Giving Tuesday. More than 202 gifts from UMSL campus and community members raised $14,449 for the pantry during the annual fundraiser. Created to […]

Eye on UMSL: No more hunger


The human body has long fascinated Rachel Fantroy. Growing up, she’d watch National Geographic specials to get a glimpse inside. “I took all the health classes I could,” the alumna says. “That something is always going on within us to keep us alive is really cool.” Fantroy uses that knowledge […]

Empowering the Future: Emerson Community Scholarship students give as much ...


At least that’s how things went for College of Nursing Associate Professor Anne Fish. The American Academy of Nursing selected the 20-year University of Missouri–St. Louis veteran for its 2019 class of academy fellows. Fish was inducted at a ceremony during the organization’s annual policy conference on Oct. 26 in Washington, D.C. The AAN reserves the […]

Anne Fish named 2019 American Academy of Nursing fellow