Waedekin made an ideal candidate for such recognition, something only five other UMSL athletes – none of them volleyball players – had received before her. In the College of Nursing’s rigorous program, Waedekin flourished, maintaining a 4.0 GPA while balancing her busy practice and game schedule. She shone athletically, starting in […]

Danielle Waedekin getting set for next challenge after dominating on ...


There’s a certain satisfaction in the parallel between the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing‘s RN to BSN’s history – 25-plus years strong ­– and its recognition as a Top 25 program. Last week, NursingSchoolHub ranked UMSL’s program No. 21 on its list of Top 25 Online RN to BSN Programs […]

RN to BSN program ranked No. 21 by NursingSchoolHub


  Elise Schaller is an assistant teaching professor in the College of Nursing, where she teaches pediatric nursing and advanced practice nursing. Midway through the season of sniffles, UMSL Daily spoke with Schaller about all things flu for the latest installment of the “Ask an Expert” series. Read More…

Ask an Expert: Elise Schaller says, ‘Get the shot’




Lesley Colonia spotted the blaze the minute she opened her neighbor’s door. Thanks to the loft’s open layout, the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing student had a clear line of sight into the apartment where a fire burned atop the kitchen island. “I didn’t even really think,” Colonia said. “I […]

Nursing student fights fire, saving neighbors’ dogs and home


“Throughout Martin Luther King Jr.’s revolutionary movement, he bravely lobbied for a world of love and peace, delivering riveting truths about the necessity to resolve civil injustice and hatred in the 1960s,” Whytney Clay, the senior nursing major said at the outset of an essay she shared with an audience of […]

Three honored with scholarships at Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday ...



Though Nickles’s DNP, which she earned in August, may lead to increased leadership opportunities, she is happy with her current job and makes a point to split time between administration and patient care. “I don’t know if, at this point in my career, I could give up patient contact. I […]

Doctoral research enhances NICU operations at area hospital


This game of Jeopardy! was part of an ongoing College of Nursing service learning initiative at Jefferson and Barack Obama elementary schools. Every semester, the approximately 48 seniors taking pediatric or psychiatric nursing split into groups of two or three and design instructive lessons and games and then try them out on students from […]

Nursing students educate at elementary schools in ongoing service learning ...


Sheila Grigsby believes in being a servant to the community. That is why, in 2010, she jumped at the opportunity to lead a group of nursing students for a day of preventative health screenings done in neighborhood barber shops conceived by the nonprofit 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis. Read More…

100 Black Men honors Assistant Professor Sheila Grigsby with a ...



Dickman has since earned a master’s in nurse leadership, and in August, she completed a DNP from the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing. The doctoral program integrates leadership with clinical practice. For her clinical scholarship project, Dickman helped implement a telehealth program for Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System. […]

Telehealth traumatic brain injury project prepares DNP graduate for stroke ...