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.

Cox College

  • 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,