MBU School of Nursing Receives Significant Grant - Missouri Baptist University

MBU School of Nursing Receives Significant Grant

ST. LOUIS – Missouri Baptist University’s School of Nursing has received $441,000 from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The award is part of $5 million in grant funding for 20 colleges and universities in Missouri to advance nursing programs throughout the state.  

This grant comes on the heels of MBU’s 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate, which was recently confirmed to be tops in the St. Louis area. To continue this legacy of quality nursing training, the School of Nursing has designated these funds to purchase high-fidelity simulators and other equipment, allowing undergraduate nursing students to train in state-of-the-art facilities.  

“We see simulation as the opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and clinical practice in a safe, controlled environment that allows students to take on the role of the nurse in patient care decision-making and planning,” said Dr. Amber Heimberger, dean of the College of Science and Health and founding dean of Nursing. 

Dr. Keith Ross, president of MBU, commended Heimberger and the School of Nursing for this achievement. “This significant grant is an acknowledgement of MBU’s growing academic reputation in the region and also a reflection of the excellent, collaborative work all those involved have accomplished,” he said.  

Missouri Baptist University offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including the traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and MSN programs.