Text Size A-A+

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. A signed Signature Page* with $50 non-refundable application fee (check or money order payable to Barnes-Jewish College)
  3. The Talent Plus Assessment** (for more information, click here
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  5. Current proof of RN license
  6. Two references (see recommendation form) from individuals who can address the applicant’s academic potential
  7. 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).
  8. Additional credentials may also be requested after an initial review of the applicant’s file

*Link to the signature page will be available for printing immediately upon submission of online application.
**Link to the Talent Plus assessment will be emailed to applicant once the college receives a signed signature page and the $50 non-refundable application fee.

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

MSN - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration
  1. Personal statement
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  3. Proof of current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider status
MSN - Nurse Anesthesia Concentration - Deadline September 15
  1. Personal statement
  2. Two reference letters (in place of two references in form format) 
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  4. BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications (PALS certification must be completed by the end of the second term)
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: Spring Summer, Fall

Nurse Anesthesia
Entry Term: Fall

Nurse Educator
Entry Term: Spring, Summer, Fall

Nurse Executive
Entry Term: Spring, Summer, Fall

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) 454-7057 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