The American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) named Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College an AAMN Best School of Nursing. The honor recognizes nursing schools that make significant efforts to recruit and retain men in the nursing profession.
In its award letter, the AAMN review committee noted Goldfarb’s “…impressive male graduate enrollment, networking opportunities for male students, and Dean’s scholar program, which provided great opportunity for students to network and advance their careers.”
Nine nursing schools in the U.S. received the AAMN Best School of Nursing award. Nancy Ridenour, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN, president at Barnes-Jewish College, said, “Goldfarb has a strong history of creating an inclusive environment for men. From our students, who are building a career in nursing to expanding their knowledge of nursing, to our male professors, we look to continue this inclusive environment while working to increase the number of men in the nursing profession.” Ridenour also is the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox dean and professor at Goldfarb School of Nursing.
James Harris, PhD, RN, assistant professor at Goldfarb, and Nicholas Silva, Goldfarb’s admissions advisor, (pictured above) accepted the award on behalf of the college at the AAMN’s national conference in early October.