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The nursing and medical professions are known for being responsible for the health and well-being of the state’s workforce. But they also have a large impact on Missouri’s economy. The Missouri Hospital Association calculates that hospitals alone contribute $27.1 billion to Missouri’s Gross State Product. Missouri’s nurses – who number approximately 135,935 […]

Why investing in nursing education means a healthier and more ...


University of Missouri–St. Louis Chancellor Kristin Sobolik and her cabinet continue to recognize the exemplary efforts of staff and faculty members from across campus by bestowing the UMSL Hero Award on up to three individuals each month. This month’s honorees are Loyola Harvey, an executive assistant with the Faculty Senate and University Assembly; Justine Patterson, a pre-clinical […]

Justine Patterson, Loyola Harvey and Mike Toohey receive UMSL Hero ...




The University of Missouri–St. Louis is partnering with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site beginning Friday and running through the end of July. The Department of Public Health will be offering both the Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the site […]

UMSL to host St. Louis County COVID-19 vaccination clinic starting ...


Sunshine Miles kept getting no.  No, she couldn’t be a nurse. No, she couldn’t be a CNA. No, she couldn’t be part of the medical world in any way.  That’s because the University of Missouri–St. Louis student was born Deaf. But Miles, who is in the sixth generation of her […]

Deaf student Sunshine Miles fights through perceptions to become a ...


Robert Bohnert and Elise Schaller always knew they wanted to do something to help people. That was why they became nurses in the first place, and it was among their reasons for entering the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the College of Nursing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. When it came to pick a […]

DNP students Robert Bohnert and Elise Schaller examine COVID-19 guideline ...



Last week, construction workers in Seton Hall on South Campus at the University of Missouri–St. Louis discovered a kitten, approximately 6-weeks old, while working on the renovation and expansion of the Nursing Learning Resource and Simulation Center. The next day, they found one more – and then a third. Read more…

UMSL kittens: Construction workers find fuzzy trio in Seton Hall


There’s being busy. Then there’s being Emma Melton busy. The University of Missouri–St. Louis student may have done close to everything available to her while studying to earn a BSN from the College of Nursing. Melton has been a desk assistant in Oak Hall, then a resident advisor and then a […]

May graduate and nursing student Emma Melton finds meaning in ...


Brandon Gilliam had recently finished his associates degree for his registered nurse qualification and joined the cardiac/stepdown telemetry unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in December 2019 when he started hearing about COVID-19. By the end of January, he’d just taken and passed his state boards when coronavirus exploded into his daily life. […]

May nursing graduate Brandon Gilliam crafts leadership skills in his ...



A worker takes action as part of the renovation and expansion of the Nursing Learning Resource and Simulation Center at the College of Nursing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Designed by the St. Louis firm Archimages, the 21,000-square-foot immersive learning center will provide state-of-the-art space, equipment and technology to train the […]

Eye on UMSL: Simulation lab