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Nursing was an integral part of the Parker Memorial Hospital Training School, which served as the University's first hospital in 1901. Although a nursing program was not officially established until 1920 within the School of Medicine, MU graduated its first nursing class in 1904. Sixteen years later, the Curators approved a Graduate Nursing designation. Today, the Sinclair School of Nursing provides a rich and rewarding learning environment for our students. Our faculty include knowledgeable and skillful teachers, respected scholars and researchers in the nursing profession, and experienced, caring practitioners. The master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Emphasis: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Emphasis: Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Emphasis: Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Emphasis: Nurse Leadership and Innovations in Health Care
    • Empahsis: Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Emphasis: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 

Certificate Offered

Contact Information

Sinclair School of Nursing
S235 School of Nursing Building
Columbia, MO 65211