Aug. 25, 2020
Marilyn Rantz, professor emerita at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, will be honored as a ‘Living Legend’ during the American Academy of Nursing’s “Transforming Health, Driving Policy” conference Oct. 29 through 31. Rantz is one of five nurse leaders being honored during the virtual conference. The Sinclair School of Nursing also will honor Rantz with a virtual event at 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. To RSVP, please email HuetherL@missouri.edu.
Rantz is the premier expert in quality measurement in nursing homes and research programs to improve elder care. A nurse for 50 years, Rantz’s pioneering work and innovative spirit is evidenced through the profession’s paradigm shifts in measuring nursing home quality, utilizing new technologies to help seniors live independently and gaining fair reimbursement for nursing services. Rantz also initiated legislation to set the stage for nurses to be able to practice the full scope of their education and training. To date, she has received more than $87 million in grants to further her work.
Rantz is executive director for the Aging in Place Project, which allows seniors to “age in place” through the creation of Sinclair Home Care and the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri. These programs have transformed the care Missouri nursing home residents receive.