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 ...





Becky Boedeker, a lactation specialist at the hospital and a recent DNP graduate from the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ College of Nursing, recounted neonatal abstinence syndrome numbers and said St. Louis reflects national trends. For her DNP thesis, Boedeker created a new consult to educate mothers about non-pharmacological interventions for opioid-addicted newborns. […]

DNP graduate implementing effective prenatal consult for opioid-addicted women