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School of Nursing

Our nation needs nurses. Now is a great time to become a registered nurse or elevate your nursing career with a degree or certificate from the University of Central Missouri’s School of Nursing. Our graduates are well-prepared for secure positions in all types of health care institutions.

UCM offers affordable Nursing programs in which motivated students learn from dedicated practicing nurses. Your instructors spend the time to make sure you fully understand the hows and whys of each part of nursing. At UCM, you’ll become a caring, competent and mindful practitioner, ready to serve rural or urban communities that urgently need your skills.

Your next step in nursing:

  • BSN: With options for pre-licensure or registered nurses to get a bachelor’s degree, the School of Nursing at UCM prepares graduates to work in hospitals, clinics, long-term care, public health and many other settings.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: Become a valued primary care practitioner trained in providing family-focused care.
  • Nursing Education: Educate patients in a clinical setting or aspiring nurses in an academic nursing program with this specialty.
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1101 NW Innovation Parkwa
Lee's Summit, MO
Tel: 660-543-4775

College of Health, Science and Technology


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CCNE-accredited since 1978

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Missouri State Board of Nursing approved

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100% program job placement rate

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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree — Nursing

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Best Nursing Program (U.S. News)

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Top Online Nursing Program

Find your Nursing future at UCM

In the University of Central Missouri’s School of Nursing, you’ll gain the confidence to become an integral and in-demand health professional through the career-focused features of our nationally recognized program:

  • Expert faculty: Our instructors are all practicing nurses, many with in-demand specialties and experience from top hospitals such as Children’s Mercy Hospital.
  • One-on-one instruction: We not only know your name but also guide you as you develop the clinical skills to pursue a path in nursing that you’ll love.
  • Excellent clinical experiences: UCM’s School of Nursing works with regional partners in nearby Kansas City and other areas to provide on-site opportunities for rural and urban clinical training.
  • Extensive simulation and skills lab: Work under faculty supervision in our up-to-date lab with lifelike manikins.
  • Student Nurse Organization: Join UCM School of Nursing peers to exchange ideas and participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: Aspire to the highest standards of knowledge and service with a global community of Nursing students and professionals.


What can you do with a degree from UCM’s School of Nursing programs?

Nursing careers provide graduates access to secure jobs with salaries well above the median for all positions. Nurses are in demand all over the country — in rural areas and cities — so you can find employment opportunities no matter where your life takes you.

As you gain job experience and further education, you can earn even higher wages and take on more challenging and needed roles in the health care system.

Employers are enthusiastic about hiring UCM School of Nursing graduates because they are capable, confident and skilled. The personal attention from our clinical faculty can help you reach your potential and find a career path in one of the following fields that will be personally rewarding and financially secure:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Educator




The nursing program at the University of Central Missouri is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, 573-781-0681.

The baccalaureate and master's programs at UCM are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-463-6930. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses. CCNE Website

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Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare nurse leaders for general and advanced nursing practice. The School of Nursing is committed to achieving academic goals through application of nursing reasoning, integration of professional nursing values, collaboration with all members of the health care team, and the improvement of quality in a health information intensive environment.

School of Nursing Faculty and Staff


Name Title Phone Email
Kimberly Adler Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Amanda Anderson

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Julie Clawson Adjunct Emeriti 660-543-4775
Tracy Colon Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Gretchen Cowherd Assistant Professor 660-543-6608
Sarah Dedrick Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Dr. Adam Dobbins Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Ariel Ellenburg Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Anna Fedkina Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Melissa Fletcher Assistant Instructor 660-543-6609
Sarah Gonzalez Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Rebecca Gray Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Melissa Gregory Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Christine Hall-Sims Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Jessica Herman Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Dr. Trisha Highland Assistant Professor 660-543-6603
Dr. Sara Hoffmann Assistant Professor 660-543-6604
Julie Jennings Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Dr. Jean Kaeberle Graduate Coordinator & Assistant Professor 660-543-6152
Chelsea Longoni Assistant Instructor 660-543-6603
Cindy Madden Office Professional 660-543-6600
Elizabeth McCoy Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Karen Moore Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Roneika Moore Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Carly Owen Assistant Instructor 660-543-6170
Marcia Sholl RN-BSN Coordinator & Assistant Professor 660-543-6150
Lynn Swegle Simulation Coordinator 660-543-6602
Jennifer Troyer Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Anne Wallace Assistant Professor 660-543-6159
Dr. Nicole Webb Associate Professor 660-543-4775
Amanda Willis Adjunct Instructor 660-543-4775
Amy Yancey Academic Coordinator 660-543-8438


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