Evaluating the Delivery of Diabetes-Related Care Among the Asian Population Lyly Bui, DNP, BSN Depression Screening in Antepartum Females Michelle Burk, DNP, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC Primary Care Delays in Underserved Areas: A Strategic Plan to Improve Access to Care Debra Connell-Dent, DNP, MSN, RN Referrals to an Opioid Overdose Program […]

2019 DNP Clinical Scholarship Projects


Monica Kistler set herself against the opioid crisis at a time when drug overdose deaths are a growing problem for Missouri. Though fatal overdoses have decreased 4 percent in the United States overall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Missouri has seen 18.9 percent growth from 2018 to 2019. With her […]

Alumna helps decrease opioid over-prescription with DNP project


“People understand things differently,” he said. “If you can understand how they are thinking, then you can set up systems to get around those limiting behaviors. You have to meet people where they are if you want them to do what you need them to do.” Mathis believes that specialized […]

Jonas Nurse Scholars Initiative prepares doctoral students to be leaders




“We noticed when people were there and didn’t have anybody with them,” the College of Nursing alumna said. “My daughter and I would go sit with them during chemotherapy, and then we started taking them little gifts and making them bags.” Those first informal bags turned into a program, Breast Cancer Buddy, […]

National Black Nurses Association honors UMSL alumna with 40 and ...


“This was a wonderful opportunity for some of our students to meet someone who was so instrumental in laying the foundation for the College of Nursing to advance the careers of so many nurses caring for patients across the St. Louis region and beyond,” Dean-Baar said. “For Shirley, she had […]

Founding College of Nursing Dean Shirley Martin dines with student ...



Though Redditt came in with hospital experience, the longer shifts have reinforced her education and allowed her to pick up new skills with confidence. That rapid acquisition of proficiencies is at the heart of the externship program, which is a collaboration between the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing and BJC HealthCare […]

UMSL/BJC externships grant student nurses expertise for clinicals, future practice


 Top RN to BSN joined the growing list of websites heaping praise on the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing programs. “The RN to BSN program gives area nurses a flexible and affordable way to advance their educations,” said Susan Dean-Baar, dean of the College of Nursing. Read more . . .  

RN to BSN program ranked No. 6 in Missouri by ...


  “Mary Epperson will tell you that she got where she is today by being a klutz.”  “Those brain-rattling experiences helped the University of Missouri–St. Louis alumna develop the Washington University School of Medicine chronic concussion clinic, which got in on the ground floor of chronic traumatic encephalopathy and post-concussion syndrome treatment to provide the greater […]

Excellence in Nursing Awards honorees showcase strength of UMSL graduates