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Resources for Students

Connect with our alumni and learn more about the many opportunities available with a nursing degree from KU.

Our alumni have gone on to pursue graduate degrees as well as careers in different nursing settings. See what they have been up to:

Alumni Spotlight

Alumna Sarah Thompson poses on the University of Missouri campus

Sarah Thompson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Dean of the Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri

Thompson earned her B.A. in nursing at the University of Oklahoma and worked for 12 years as a pediatric ICU nurse and then as a hospice nurse. She then decided she wanted to advance her career and was accepted at the KU School of Nursing to work towards her master’s and doctorate degrees. After earning her advanced degrees, Thompson stayed in Kansas City for nearly 10 years as a member of the KU School of Nursing faculty, where she honed her interests in gerontology and public health. 

"I’m grateful I got such a great education at the KU School of Nursing, and it prepared me for the career I have today," she said. "I am still proud of being a Jayhawk.”

Read more in KU Nursing magazine

Student Resources

Our large and loyal network of KU Nursing alumni is a tremendous asset for our students. We encourage students to take advantantage of opportunities to engage with alumni online and in-person wherever possible:

  • Connect with KU Nursing alumni via LinkedIn.
  • Connect with our Alumni Relations department at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
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