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January 22, 2014



Additional space would bring increased academic offerings


Jefferson City, MO- A plan by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon could mean an expansion of the Lincoln University Nursing Program. Under the plan, announced Monday, January 20, Gov. Nixon will ask the legislature for funding to purchase the current St. Mary’s Hospital.  The $10 million request will also cover the cost of renovating the facilities. 


Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin Rome says the impact of the plan brings new opportunities for students. “The simulation labs we have on campus are incredible, but we will be able to expand that even further,” says Rome.  “There is no better laboratory than a hospital setting in which our nursing students can perfect their skills.”


The Lincoln University Nursing Program currently offers a two-year associate degree in nursing.  Beginning in Fall 2014, a four-year Bachelor of Nursing Science will be offered and the final associate degree class will matriculate in Fall 2015 .  In addition to the main campus offerings, the university will continue the associate degree completion program at Fort Leonard Wood. 


The additional space will also allow the university to expand its academic offerings to include a culinary arts program.