Nursing school is emotionally challenging, intellectually stimulating, academically rigorous and immensely rewarding. As you pursue your education at Barnes-Jewish College, our Student and Alumni Services offers comprehensive academic, professional and personal counseling services to ensure you have the right tools for success.
Academic Counseling and Retention Programming
At Barnes-Jewish College, we have developed retention programs to assist nursing school students in their coursework to ensure their success. The Peer Leader Program is a supplemental instruction program available to all students enrolled in peer leader-supported classes. The Peer Mentor Program promotes caring and supportive mentoring relationships between “seasoned” students and incoming students to ease their transition into nursing school.
In addition, we offer academic counseling to help students acquire more effective and efficient study skills. Our retention coordinator provides one-on-one sessions with students that focus on skills such as: reading, note-taking and test-taking strategies, time management, critical thinking skills, exam preparation, and post-exam analysis. The coordinator also assists student immigrants and international students with Western learning strategies.
Counseling Services provides a confidential setting for the psychological, emotional and developmental support of students as they pursue their academic and professional goals. Our student counselor offers personal counseling, group counseling/problem resolution, outreach education, and annual mental health screenings. Students seek the support of the student counselor for a variety of reasons including text anxiety, lack of confidence, time management, organization skills as well as emotional difficulties.
Career Services assists students in exploring career choices; developing mentoring, shadowing and learning opportunities while in school; and supporting them as they search for a professional position as they conclude their studies. Our career services coordinator works with students individually, in groups, and through workshops and events, in addition to maintaining a library of resources.
Comprehensive services range from providing information on nursing career options, offering shadowing and mentoring opportunities, support with NCLEX applications, to developing resume writing, interview skills, and job search strategies.
The Alumni Office connects current students with alumni for career mentoring and networking opportunities on a local, regional and national level.