Roxanne VandermauseWelcome to the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) College of Nursing. We educate excellent nurses, practitioners and scholars, serving the St. Louis region and beyond.

It is 2020, the year of the nurse. That’s right! The World Health Assembly, including its partners, the World Health Organization (WHO), International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nursing Now and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Nurses worldwide provide everyday health care and health care information to women, children, older adults and families. They work across settings, in hospitals, schools, homes and community sites. In the U.S., our four million nurses are not enough. We need students, practitioners and educators to lead us into a future that ensures the health and well-being of our nation and the world.

Health care has changed dramatically in the past decade. Technological advances have proliferated and new treatments are implemented every day. Mental and physical health needs challenge us across the lifespan, including the increasing needs of an aging population. Nurses are always in the middle of these challenges, diagnosing and managing the human response to illness and injury. At its core our work in nursing is stable but we need to address the needs of a changing future.

In times of change we find opportunity. We at UMSL strive to educate nurses, scholars, and researchers in innovative ways that prepare them for the future. Our faculty and staff members are dedicated to our students, each other, and to the communities they serve. We invite you to explore our website, call or visit to learn how you can become a part of our community.

Roxanne Vandermause

Interim Dean, College of Nursing