Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College receives $300,000 to ReduceBarriers to Nursing Education
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is one of 11 Missouri colleges to receive funding from a $3 million dollar grant aimed at making nursing education more accessible.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson approved the grant on September 21, which will allocate $300,000 to Goldfarb School of Nursing. “It is vitally important that we continue to invest in Missouri’s health care workforce,” said Governor Parson. “These grant funds will assist with expanding clinical partnerships and nursing resources to better provide students with a valuable education as well as increase enrollment capacity in the future.”
The grant will support Goldfarb’s commitment to reducing financial barriers to nursing education and addressing health inequities. “We are grateful to Governor Parson and the Missouri Board of Nursing. This funding allows us to extend pathways into the workforce, while also providing clinical experiences in settings that serve our most vulnerable populations. The impact of this funding is immediate for our students and over time will allow us to better respond to the health inequities in our community,” said Dr. Angela Clark, the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox President for Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.
The $300,000 grant represents one of the highest amounts awarded to the 11 Missouri colleges and institutions. “This is an exciting opportunity for our students and helps propel the nursing profession. With this grant, we will continue to build on the momentum we created this summer by preparing the next generation of nurse leaders using advanced and innovative models for learning,” said Dr. Mayola Rowser, Jack Taylor Dean and Professor for Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.
The Missouri State Board of Nursing is a division of the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance and worked in coordination with the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development to select these grant recipients. More information on NEIP grants may be obtained from the Missouri State Board of Nursing’s website.
About Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, part of BJC HealthCare, is located on the Washington University Medical Campus in St. Louis, home to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, with a second campus at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis County.
Goldfarb School of Nursing has nationally recognized educational facilities with state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and sophisticated Clinical Simulation Institute labs with patient simulation manikins and exam rooms that provide high-tech, advanced nursing care experiences.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The College is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (MCBHE). All clinical affiliates are Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredited.