February 27, 2018

Missouri Board of Nursing Hosts First Military Connect Meeting

Group works to improve pathway to higher education and nurse licensure

Jefferson City, Mo – The Missouri State Board of Nursing hosted its very first Military Connect meeting on February 23 to continue to further identify pathways for military personnel to obtain credit and licensure for their education, training and service.

In March 2017, the Missouri State Board of Nursing was the first state board to approve the Air Force's program. Bibi Schultz, the Director of Education for the Board of Nursing, represents Missouri on the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit Steering Committee (MCMC) and was instrumental in championing this action and this meeting.

Fifteen educators from all levels of nursing education programs and SMSgt Sherod Thompson from the United States Air Force attended the meeting. He said “The U.S. Air Force nursing leaders should and will be more greatly engaged in assessing the LPN needs and utilization within our military medical facilities.”

Lori Scheidt, Director of the Board said, “We were pleased to host this meeting to brainstorm how to position Missouri as leader in improving the lives of military families by providing a pathway to higher education and nurse licensure.”

About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.