Dear Goldfarb Community,
First, Happy Nurse’s and Health Care Week! Whether you’re a nurse or nurse supporter, we’re all stakeholders in nursing, and it truly takes us ALL. After a quick first week on the job, I feel inspired and energized about nursing’s impact on the future health care!
Baltimore, MD/St. Louis, MO (Feb. 17, 2022)— StraighterLine, the leading provider of affordable, online college courses has teamed up with Goldfarb School of Nursing (GSON) at Barnes-Jewish College to provide students an affordable and convenient way to earn prerequisite credit toward their nursing degree. This partnership offers students a choice of taking up to 28 online courses in Business, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, through StraighterLine giving them the flexibility to complete the courses on their schedule, saving money in the process.
As we start the new year, our nimbleness and resilience are being tested again with the surge of the new Omicron variant. As a result, and until further notice, Goldfarb will immediately reinstate controlled reentry and employ strict safety practices by decreasing the number of people allowed inside the building.
Following an extensive national search, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College has named Angela Clark, PhD, RN, MSN, CNE, FAAN, the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox President, effective May 1, 2022. Dr. Clark will report to the College’s Board of Trustees and Bob Cannon, Group President of BJC HealthCare.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College has been ranked in two categories by the U.S. News & World Report. Goldfarb is listed 148 of 694 nursing schools ranked for BSN programs and 131 of 574 nursing schools ranked for MSN and DNP programs.
Talented students interested in a nursing career now have a more streamlined pathway to a high-quality, affordable education thanks to a new partnership between a top nursing school and a highly rated, accessible, and diverse university in St. Louis.
In March of 2020, Yennuten Paarima was thrilled to learn of his acceptance into Washington University’s PhD in Nursing Science program. This joint program offered by Goldfarb School of Nursing and Washington University launched in fall 2020 and enrolled an initial cohort of three students.
Dr. Reeds graduated with a B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, then completed medical school at Texas Tech University where was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He went on to the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital for residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine.
At Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, we are excited about what 2021 will bring. Among our hopes for a happy and healthy New Year is continuing our progress toward becoming a school of national distinction.
As you know Nancy Ridenour, the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox President and Professor, announced her intention to step down as President during calendar year 2021. We are indeed grateful for her service and the tremendous impact she has had on Goldfarb. With Nancy’s transition, we now have before us the charge to create and open and inclusive process for selecting our next President.
Bob Cannon, BJC Group President and Peter Edison, Board Chair of Goldfarb School of Nursing announced that Nancy Ridenour, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN, who has served as the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox President of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College since 2017, has made the decision to retire from her role as president.