When you meet Marianne and Lance Huff, your mind will inevitably fill with the most cliché phrases – but that’s not a bad thing. Both are enrolled in the College of Nursing RN to BSN program, though Marianne is ahead of Lance and is on track to graduate in May. They returned […]

The Huffs find their groove at UMSL



The University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing graduate programs shone in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings. Released today, U.S. News puts both the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice programs as the top public option in the St. Louis region, and both leapfrogged the University of […]

US News & World Report ranks UMSL graduate programs in ...



In conjunction with her August 2018 graduation, Anne Thatcher was awarded the College of Nursing’s Innovations in Clinical Practice award in recognition of her cutting-edge DNP clinical scholarship project. A Navvis human resources recruiter happened to witness Thatcher’s presentation at the awards ceremony, and she started at that “perfect” job last September. This spring, she […]

DNP project empowers ‘psych whisperer’ Anne Thatcher’s large-scale care ambitions


On Feb. 13, six DNP and four PhD students along with College of Nursing Associate Teaching Professor and DNP Program Director Laura Kuensting set priorities, prepped talking points and headed to Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City, to present their cases to lawmakers. The group went as part of the Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners 2019 APRN Advocacy […]

Student nurses call for expanded practice on APRN Advocacy in ...


For the first time in the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ longstanding homecoming tradition, students were able to vote for any two royalty candidates, regardless of gender identity. The shift in voting led to the crowning of Sydni Jackson and Amanda Vollmer Saturday during the Dinner and Dance at the Marriott […]

Meet homecoming royalty Sydni Jackson and Amanda Vollmer



  Assistant Professor of Social Work Sha-Lai Williams Woodson, Associate Professor of Nursing Wilma Calvert and E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education Jerome Morris presented summaries of their research and engaged in a Q&A session with around 40 attendees during the event, which was titled “A Conversation on Reframing Health, Education and Family […]

Panel discussion showcases innovative research from African American faculty members ...


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’