Sinclair School of Nursing

Use Sinclair School of Nursing on first reference. School of Nursing is acceptable on second reference. 

Note: The Sinclair School of Nursing’s main building is the School of Nursing building (no Sinclair in the name).

Nursing was an integral part of the Parker Memorial Hospital Training School, which served as the University of Missouri’s first hospital in 1901. Although a nursing program was not officially established until 1920 within the School of Medicine, MU’s first class of nurses graduated in 1904. The School of Nursing became its own division in 1973, and in 1994, the nursing program was officially named the Charles and Josie Smith Sinclair School of Nursing. The school offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, along with certificates. 

Undergraduate degrees:

  • Nursing 
  • Bachelor of science in nursing, B.S.N.

Graduate degrees:

  • Nursing 
  • Master of science in nursing, M.S.(N)
  • Doctoral
  • Doctor of nursing practice, D.N.P.
  • Doctor of philosophy in nursing, Ph.D.


  • Nursing education
  • Health system innovations
  • Certificates:
  • Participatory health research
  • Advance practice certificates
  • Family nurse practitioner, F.N.P.
  • Adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist, A.G. C.N.S.
  • Pediatric clinical nurse specialist, P.C.N.S.
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, P.M.H.N.P.

Care management: 

  • Master’s
  • Master of science in care management, M.S.C.M.


  • Care management, M.S.C.M.