UMKC’s School of Nursing has announced that it has updated its name to the School of Nursing and Health Studies. This change reflects added study areas such as training in hospital and clinic administration, community outreach, patient advocacy and health education, and managing conversion to electronic medical records.
“The name change of a school might not seem significant, but it reflects the important, evolving role of health care in our community and in our country,” said Provost Gail Hackett. “The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies provides more opportunities for more students to meet the need to care for more people.”
The school has been expanding for nearly two years. In 2011, a bachelor’s degree in health sciences was added, and the school recently received a $2.4 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to offer scholarships to over 200 students from underrepresented groups.
To learn more about the expansion, read the press release.