Missouri Board of Nursing Announces Grant Recipients
The Missouri Board of Nursing announced the following recipients of grants to expand and enhance nursing education in Missouri:
University of Missouri – St. Louis
- Expand the number of BSN students by 32 and develop a pilot program for expanding the number of nursing faculty prepared at the doctoral level.
Ozarks Technical Community College – Springfield
- Increase the number of nursing faculty to increase student capacity by 135% or 60 additional students per academic year.
- Hire and train faculty to augment instruction with five high-fidelity simulators.
Mineral Area College
- Expand its capacity resulting in admission of 24 additional associate degree candidates through the creation of an online program.
- Reduce barriers to the nursing career ladder by providing online access to a LPN to RN-BSN program.
- Alleviate the shortage of clinical sites by adding a faculty member dedicated to development and implementation of simulation scenarios.
- Add an academic advisor who will work one on one with current RNs at the diploma or associate degree level to assist them in completing a BSN. The advisor will target rural, underserved, and minority population areas in southwest Missouri to address a wide range of real or perceived barriers to educational advancement.
University of Missouri – Columbia
- Scholarship support for eight doctoral students to become teachers of nursing who will remain teaching in schools of nursing in Missouri for a minimum of three years.
- Purchase a pediatric SimJunior to augment clinical teaching.
University of Missouri – Kansas City
- Expand its MSN nurse educator programs from 44 students to a minimum of 60 students to provide a pipeline for nurse educators.
- Develop a targeted marketing program for rural Missouri to recruit nurses to enter the nurse educator online program.
William Jewell College
- Increase enrollment capacity of the BSN program by 10-18 students.
- Development clinical placements in rural hospitals.
- Augment clinical instruction by purchasing pediatric human simulator.
- Provide additional faculty development opportunities.
For additional information, see the Missouri Board of Nursing website, http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp