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Graduate Admissions

Graduate Program Admission Procedure

Applications will be considered when all of the following materials have been completed and submitted to the Office of Admissions:

  1. Completed online graduate application
  2. Print out signature page and sign*

After applying online, please submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  • A signed signature page* with $50 non-refundable application fee (check or money order payable to Barnes-Jewish College)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where credit was earned
  • Proof of active RN license in good standing
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Barnes-Jewish College recommends that students take the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT). The score requirement for the iBT is 85, with minimum scores of 21 for reading and 23 for writing. The score requirement for the computer-based test is 240, with a minimum score of 4.5 on the Test of Written English. The score requirement for the paper-based test is 575. TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test and 213 on the computer-based test (required only for applicants whose native language is not English).
  • Additional credentials may also be requested after an initial review of the applicant’s file

Once the Admissions Office has received the above items, you will be sent an email to take the Talent Plus® Talent Online® Assessment (TOASM).**

*Link to the signature page will be available for printing immediately upon submission of online application.
**Link to the Talent Plus® Talent Online® Assessment will be emailed to applicant once the college receives a signed signature page and the $50 non-refundable application fee. No preparation is necessary to take this assessment. This 30 to 45 minute assessment will survey your natural talents and abilities. Answer the questions using your experiences to date, even if you have not had clinical/nursing experience. The results will be utilized in your advisement and guidance while at Goldfarb.

In addition to the above, the following programs request specific materials:

MSN - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration - Deadline, March 1

  1. Personal statement that addresses desired area of specialization, personal attributes that will contribute to successful accomplishments of the program and career goals
  2. Two letters of reference from individuals who can address the applicant’s academic and clinical potential
  3. Proof of current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider status

MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration - Deadline, Rolling

  1. Personal statement of education and career goals
  2. Two references from individuals who can address the applicant’s academic potential

MSN - Nurse Anesthesia Concentration - Deadline, September 15

  1. Two letters of reference from individuals who can address the applicant’s academic and clinical potential
  2. Personal statement on why he/she wants to become a CRNA
  3. BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications (PALS certification must be completed after enrolled and by the end of the second term)

MSN - Nurse Educator Concentration†

  1. Two letters of reference from individuals who can address the applicants academic potential

MSN - Nurse Executive Concentration†

  1. Two letters of reference from individuals who can address the applicants academic potential

Doctor of Nursing Practice/Doctor of Philosophy (DNP/PhD)†

  1. Three letters of reference from the following (using a specific DNP/PhD reference form):
    • faculty member from most recent program of study
    • individual within desired area of specialization
    • individual of personal choice
  2. Brief (1-2 pages) essay describing:
    • personal philosophy of nursing
    • vision of advancing the nursing profession
    • desired area of specialization
  3. Video presentation in digital format (maximum 10 minutes) that addresses:
    • vision of desired outcomes in participating in the program
    • personal attributes that will contribute to successful accomplishment of the program
    • perceived challenges within this type of program
  4. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

Due to limited cohort sizes for some MSN concentrations, transferring between concentrations will be considered strictly on a space available and case-by-case basis. Students may find themselves on a waiting list or have a delayed start to the specialty concentration courses.

Admission Entry Dates

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Post-Baccalaureate Entry Term: Summer
Post-Master's Entry Term: Fall

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Entry Term: Summer, Fall, Spring

Nurse Anesthesia
Entry Term: Fall

Nurse Educator†
Entry Term: Summer, Fall, Spring

Nurse Executive†
Entry Term: Summer, Fall, Spring

Doctor of Nursing Practice/Doctor of Philosophy (DNP/PhD)†
Post-Master's Entry Term: Fall

All application materials must be received by the deadline dates to be considered for admission. Providing incorrect information concerning previous enrollment at other colleges or universities will void admission to the College.

Admission is valid only for the term stated and may not be used for subsequent terms.

Barnes-Jewish College communicates admission decisions by letter.

For further information, please contact:

Office of Admissions
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
MS: 90-36-697
4483 Duncan Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone: 314.454.7055 or 800.832.9009
Fax: 314.362.9250

†At this time, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is updating the curriculum and not admitting students into theses programs. If you would like to be notified when the programs are updated, please email gson-admissions@bjc.org.

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