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MU Sinclair School of Nursing to Have New Building by Spring 2022

MU Sinclair School of Nursing

The University of Missouri broke ground - virtually - on a new Sinclair School of Nursing building.

The project will include a simulation center equipped with a fourteen bay skills lab and individual patient rooms and conference and huddle rooms with dedicated research space.

The construction will also include three classrooms and a student commons.

Alex Kickert, a nursing student, said the old building has its history, but it’s time for a new building that gives more resources and areas for studying in groups.

Kickert said seeing the photos of what the new building will look like was moving.

“And to be frank, it definitely made me tear up a little bit,” said Kickert.

Other speakers during the groundbreaking included Dean of the Sinclair School of Nursing Dr. Sarah Thompson, University of Missouri President and Chancellor Mun Choi, Provost Latha Ramchand, MU Health Care CEO Jonathan Curtright and MU Health Care Chief Nursing Officer Mary Beck.

Dean of the Sinclair School of Nursing Sarah Thompson said that nurses are vitally important and that has been shown especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thompson said that the new building and additions will better help nursing students for the future.

“The new Sinclair School of Nursing will allow us to teach differently and to prepare students for the dynamic and fast-paced workplace that they will enter,” Thompson said.

Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2022.