College of Nursing

Message from the Dean

 

Sue Dean-BaarWelcome to the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) College of Nursing.  Since 1981 we have been a leader in nursing education in the St. Louis region and beyond.  Our faculty, staff, students and alumni are working to shape the future of nursing and healthcare.  The College is a vibrant community of exceptional faculty and staff working with strong partners to advance the science and practice of nursing.  The demand for nurses at all levels to lead the transformation of our health care system has never been greater.  The need for creative and innovative clinicians, educators, administrators and scientist working to shape practice, research and policy will continue to grow and the College of Nursing has a long history of working towards meeting that challenge and improving the health of individuals across many settings. 

Our new strategic plan will expand our focus and commitment to innovation and excellence in our education programs, expanding our research and scholarship to create a culture of inquiry that permeates all of our activities, enhancing our community partnerships to improve the health of our region, and developing models of inter-professional education, practice, and research.  Whether you are considering nursing as a career, thinking about taking the next step in your career to become a nurse practitioner or nurse educator, advancing your career through doctoral studies to provide leadership in clinical practice or nursing research, or joining us in a faculty or staff role, you will find the UMSL College of Nursing an exciting and rewarding place to be.

Explore our website to learn more about our array of outstanding academic programs that prepare our future nursing leaders for a variety of roles and about the work of our outstanding faculty and staff.  We hope you visit us soon!

Sue Dean-Baar
Dean, College of Nursing