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Sinclair School of Nursing

Sinclair School of Nursing
Columbia, Missouri, USA
Established 1920
Dean Judith Fitzgerald Miller PhD, RN, FAAN
Faculty 50+
Enrollment Total, 580 (approximate)
380 undergraduate
200 master's and doctoral
Buildings Sinclair School of Nursing Building

The Sinclair School of Nursing is a nursing school affiliated with the

  • University of Missouri Health Care
  • Capital Region Medical Center
  • Cooper County Memorial Hospital
  • Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center

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  • Faculty have the highest scholarly productivity among all AAU public universities in the nation.
  • The School’s Nursing Outreach component offered 56 programs, many which give CE credit, for nurses in 99 of Missouri’s 114 counties last year.
  • Students admitted to the BSN clinical major have an average GPA of 3.5.
  • The Sinclair School of Nursing’s placement rate for nursing graduates is higher than 90 percent.
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing is in the top 20 for e-learning. (U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 21, 2008)
  • The 2009 U.S. News & World Report Annual Guide ranked the School’s master’s program in the top 16 percent of 285 programs.
  • NCLEX pass rate is 96 percent for first-time test takers.
  • Certification pass rate for Family Nurse Practitioners and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners graduates is 100 percent.

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Affiliated with the Sinclair School of Nursing are: Tiger Place, a retirement home that is a joint venture between the School of Nursing and Americare; MU Sinclair Home Care, a home care arm of the School that was purchased in 2009 by Oxfard Healthcare; and the MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, which combines all three health science schools in an effort to enhance the quality of health care for older adults.

The MU Sinclair School of Nursing maintains an eight-bed technology laboratory for students. Students may sign out equipment for use with clients as part of class assignments. The laboratory is staffed by skilled, experienced professional nurses who can offer suggestions for learning activities.

The School has over 380 undergraduate students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and over 200 graduate students in their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.


In 1973 the school became an autonomous division; additionally, construction on the School of Nursing building was begun in 1978, with the building being occupied in 1979. The School changed its name to the Sinclair School of Nursing after an endowment made by Charles and Josie Smith Sinclair in 1994.

In 1940, the Board of Curators approved a three-year combined curriculum of nursing and arts and science courses leading to a bachelor of science in nursing. In 1950, the four-year BSN program was approved. Since then, master’s, doctoral, online and accelerated programs have been added.

Even though the School of Nursing was not an established part of the University of Missouri School of Medicine until 1920, MU graduated its first class of nurses in 1904. Those first few graduated from Parker Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses with a three year degree in nursing. Sixteen years later, the Board of Curators approved a graduate nursing designation.

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  • Academics 2
  • Claims 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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