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Digital Badge Program

What is a Digital Badge?

Digital badges are images that represent something significant a person has learned or done.  More specifically, they provide verified recognition of skills or achievements not represented by traditional credentials. LinkedIn is a popular location for displaying badges.

What are the benefits of earning a badge?

Obtaining a digital badge from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College signifies that you have committed yourself to a quality learning experience from a recognized leader in professional development.

Badges provide a quick and convenient way for your employer to confirm your newly acquired skills and knowledge at a glance. Digital badges can also assist you during a job search by providing an easy way for prospective employers to discover you based on the specific skills and experience you have earned.

How do I qualify for a badge?

If a program is available for badging and you have demonstrated capability according to specific criteria established for the badge, you will automatically become eligible to claim a badge for that program.

 

See the chart below for more information for each badge:

Student Ambassadors

A student leadership opportunity within the College. Ambassadors serve in a public relations role as selected representatives who promote GSON programs and services, participate in a variety of events and activities with College leadership, board members, alumni, community leaders and others.

  • Attend an interest session.
  • Complete the application process and meet deadlines.
  • Be currently enrolled as a full time student (12 hrs. undergrad – 6 hrs. grad).
  • Be in good standing with the College.
  • GPA – minimum 3.0.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrate commitment to meet all participation expectations.
  • Apply as self referral or referral from Goldfarb administration, faculty or staff.
  • Attend training session(s) during the term.
  • At least two students will represent each program of study.

Veterans & Supporters Together

In 2010, Veterans and Supporters Together (VAST) was started to provide support and information for veterans, families of veterans, current military personnel, students interested in a military career after nursing school and students interested in veteran/military service who are enrolled in a nursing school program at Goldfarb School
of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.

  • Must be a member of VAST.
  • Must attend five (5) meetings and participate in three (3) club and GSON events (Upper Division).
  • Must attend three (2) meetings and participate in two (2) club and GSON events (Accelerated).
  • Must present meeting and event email confirmation to document meeting attendance and event confirmation. 

 

Goldfarb Men Excelling in Nursing

Goldfarb Men Excelling in Nursing (GMEN) is a gender-neutral, all inclusive student organization that focuses
on promoting men in nursing and issues facing male nurses.

  • Must be a current student at Goldfarb.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must attend five (5) meetings and participate in three (3) club and GSON events (Upper Division).
  • Must attend three (2) meetings and participate in two (2) club and GSON events (Accelerated).
  • Must present meeting and event email confirmation to document meeting attendance and event confirmation.

 

Students Promoting Diversity in Nursing

Students Promoting Diversity in Nursing (SPD) was created in 2011 to promote diversity in nursing among students. Anyone who is interested in developing a deeper understanding of various communities, health
concerns affecting them, and the recruitment of more diverse people into the field of nursing should join.

  • Must be a current student at Goldfarb.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must attend five (5) meetings and participate in three (3) club and GSON events (Upper Division).
  • Must attend three (2) meetings and participate in two (2) club and GSON events (Accelerated).
  • Must present meeting and event email confirmation to document meeting attendance and event confirmation.

 

Student Nurses' Association

The Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) started in 1995 as a way to provide eligible undergraduate students the opportunity to benefit from a membership in this leading student nurses professional organization.

  • Must be an active member of National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA).
  • Must be a current student at Goldfarb.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must attend five (5) meetings and participate in three (3) club and GSON events (Upper Division).
  • Must attend three (2) meetings and participate in two (2) club and GSON events (Accelerated).
  • Must present meeting and event email confirmation to document meeting attendance and event confirmation. 

 

Student Council

A student government organization that serves as a conduit for student voices in College affairs, promotes student leadership and professional development, participates in selected community activities, plans and assists in coordination of social events, promotes wellness and acts as a liaison with the Barnes-Jewish College alumni and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Auxiliary.

  • Must be a current student at Goldfarb.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Elected or appointed.
  • Must attend five (5) meetings and participate in three (3) club and GSON events (Upper Division).
  • Must attend three (2) meetings and participate in two (2) club and GSON events (Accelerated).
  • Must present meeting and event email confirmation to document meeting attendance and event confirmation.

 

Students, Families and Supporters

Students, Families, and Supporters (SFS) is a student club, started in 2012, dedicated to support students who are also parents. Organized activities will include club members’ families.

  • Must be a current student at Goldfarb.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must attend five (5) meetings and participate in three (3) club and GSON events (Upper Division).
  • Must attend three (2) meetings and participate in two (2) club and GSON events (Accelerated).
  • Must present meeting and event email confirmation to document meeting attendance and event confirmation. 

 

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

An honor society that creates a global community of nurses who lead in using scholarship, knowledge and technology to improve the health of the world’s people. Its mission is to provide leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. The College’s Tau Iota Chapter offers membership to individuals in the BSN and MSN programs who demonstrate superior academic or professional achievement and leadership.

  • BSN nursing students needs a 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Top 35% of the class at start of their last term.
  • Graduate students (MSN) are eligible for membership when they have a 3.5 GPA and have completed at least one quarter of the curriculum.
  • Students in graduate programs who are registered nurses, legally recognized to practice in their country and have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field.

 

Peer Tutor

Peer tutoring is additional supplemental instruction which entails one-on-one and/or group peer tutoring sessions. This position is available to current students entering Term 2 or higher to serve the Accelerated, Upper Division and Graduate Programs. The program is designed to provide quality service focused on enhancing student learning while identifying barriers that may inhibit academic success. Tutors may be selected by faculty, staff, and/or student referrals.

  • Must be a current student at Goldfarb.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Participate in Peer Tutor orientation and on boarding process.
  • Must have a B+ or better in the course(s) that they are tutoring
  • Must hold role at end of each eligible term.

 

Peer Leaders

Peer Leaders provide supplemental instruction which targets traditionally difficult academic courses in the undergraduate BSN program options. Peer lead sessions typically begin during the second week of the term and are open to all students in the course. Students who attend these sessions discover appropriate applications of study strategies, problem solving and test preparation as they review content material specific to each course.

  • Must be a current student at Goldfarb.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Participate in Peer Leader orientation and on boarding process.
  • Must have a B+ or better in the course(s) that they are leading.
  • Must hold role at end of each eligible term.

 

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are current students typically entering Term 2 or higher to serve the Accelerated, Upper Division and Graduate Programs. Incoming undergraduate students and graduate students are assigned a peer mentor who seeks to enhance their nursing student experience by providing individualized and group communication opportunities. A primary priority of the relationship is to help develop a sense of belonging in the GSON community and to curricular and co-curricular collaborative interactions with other students.

  • Must be a current student at Goldfarb.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Attend the peer mentor orientation and on boarding process.
  • Reach out to their peer mentees at least 3x monthly.
  • Complete the peer mentor survey at the end of the term.
  • Must hold role at end of each eligible term.

 

Dean Scholar Program

Dean’s Scholar Program provides financial support for undergraduate and graduate students to attend professional/educational conferences or meetings to aid them in broadening their exposure to nursing and the nursing profession. This funding is provided for the sole purpose of enhancing the nursing student’s education. Interested students must submit a proposal summarizing their reason for wishing to attend the event, desired outcomes, how they will share their experiences with peers and overall costs of the event. Proposals are considered in the order of their submission. Once funds have been exhausted for that academic year, acceptance of proposals will be discontinued.

  • Must submit application and all supporting documentation.
  • Must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing.
  • Must be currently enrolled in courses at Goldfarb School of Nursing at the time of submission of the proposal and attending the conference/meeting.
  • A student may only receive one Dean’s Scholar Award during their program of study.

 

Research Experience Program

  • Must be a member of the REx program for at least two terms.
  • Must work actively with a research faculty mentor on one or more research projects.
  • Must attend 80% of the REx meetings.
  • Must obtain a recommendation letter from the research faculty mentor.

 

Dean's List

  • Must be full time under graduate student.
  • GPA: 3.75 or higher in a given term.

 

 

Latin Honors

  • Honors Awarded based upon final cumulative GPA.
  • Cum Laude GPA 3.60 - 3.74.
  • Magna Cum Laude GPA 3.75 -3.89.
  • Summa Cum Laude GPA 3.90 - 4.00.

 

Nurses2Peru

  • Nurses2Peru is open to all students, and registered nurses and advanced practice nurses interested in working with global-health nursing service teams.
  • Work is focused on indigenous villagers living on the Inca Trail in the Peruvian Andes.
  • Work includes: health screenings, medical care, health education, treatments and distribution of medications.
  • Specific aims of Nurses2Peru include: nutrition and hydration, infection control, injury prevention and advancing menstrual equity.
  • Must document attendance on a Nurses2Peru trip.

 

Student Organization Leader

  • Must be a current GSON student.
  • Must be in a leadership position in their last term.
  • Must attend student club meetings.
  • Must organize at least one(1) event each term. 

 


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