Faculty and Staff

Our faculty, advising staff, and support staff each provide their expertise to aid student success and advance nursing education. Review faculty and staff profiles for contact information, education, courses taught, and research interests.


Dr. Ashley L. Kubik

Clinical Supervisor for DNP Program

Dr. Vanessa L. McConnell

MSU Care Clinical Coordinator

Dr. Kathryn A. Patterson

FNP Program Coordinator

Pre-nursing advisement

Undergraduate students who declare a pre-nursing major are advised by the School of Nursing prior to application to the BSN nursing program. Your advisor will guide you through your freshman and sophomore years with classes that prepare you for the BSN application. You also will be connected to healthcare professionals and environment.

To schedule an appointment with a pre-nursing advisor, call 417-836-3065. Check in at the Professional Building room 229 for your pre-nursing advising meeting.