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U.S. News ranks Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Nurse Anesthesia Program number 18 in the nation

  • 11 October 2016
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In a recently released U.S. News & World Report, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College’s Nurse Anesthesia Program ranks the 18th best graduate nurse anesthesia program in the nation. The innovative nurse anesthesia graduate program focuses on clinical anesthesia and leadership.

The rankings were published in the 2016 book “Best Graduate Schools.” Nurse anesthesia programs are listed under “Best Health Schools.” The rankings are based on peer assessment surveys of academic quality completed by deans, administrators and faculty at accredited degree programs or schools in each discipline.

“We are excited that our nurse anesthesia concentration program has been recognized for its excellent education. This is a direct correlation to the program faculty’s commitment to delivering the highest quality education and to the amazing students who come to Goldfarb,” said Director of the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Program Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN. “We are very proud of our school’s national reputation for excellence and the quality of our graduates.” Henrichs restarted this concentration at Goldfarb School of Nursing in 2004. The original nurse anesthesia program was established in 1929 by Ms. Helen Lamb, CRNA.

In the nurse anesthesia concentration, Goldfarb students gain extensive clinical experience at Level 1 trauma center clinical partners Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the adult and pediatric teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine, and Shriners Hospital in St. Louis. 

“The recognition also reflects on our clinical partners. The patients seen at these institutions give our students clinical experiences unlike any other in the region,” said Henrichs.

Graduates of the nurse anesthesia concentration are fully prepared to take the national certification examination given by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.

The program, a full-time, 28-month course of study is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology. The curriculum includes academic courses which incorporate high-fidelity human simulation and an anatomy course with a cadaver lab. In addition to preparing students to be competent, skilled nurse anesthesia providers, the program aims to nurture and develop innovative, creative leaders for the advancement of the nurse anesthesia profession.

For more information, visit the nurse anesthesia program’s webpage or contact the admissions office at gson-admissions@bjc.org or by calling 314.454.7055.

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