The University of Missouri Board of Curators have approved a $30 million plan to replace the Sinclair School of Nursing building on MU’s campus.

"(Sinclair School of Nursing) Dean Thompson explained how the new building will help recruit and retain students," said Curator Julia Brncic, chair of the finance committee.

Brncic said the project will demolish the existing building on the campus of MU’s University Hospital, and construct a smaller, free-standing building over the existing basement. She said the new facility will allow for “overall square footage to be more efficient.”

Funds for the new facility come from Sinclair School of Nursing reserves, private gifts, proceeds from land sales and MU Health Care, Brncic said.

The project was approved amidst regular board business Thursday at Missouri University of Science & Technology, where curators and system administrators met for a routine meeting.

Supervising editor is Sky Chadde.

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