Health care continues to evolve and nursing is changing with it. One advanced nursing focus is population health. It’s a pathway to a leading-edge career that drives health care delivery.
Today, health care is emphasizing primary and preventive care in managing the health of groups of people. Ultimately, population health improves quality of care and lowers cost. Nurses are vital in managing population health through their roles in communities, schools, businesses, homes and hospitals.
"As someone who worked full time through all three of my degrees (BA, MBA and Ph.D.) and has struggled with both physical and mental health issues during school, I'm passionate about student success," says Samantha Dean, Ph.D., registrar at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.
Over the past 10 years, Dr. Dean worked in various roles in higher education such as an academic advisor, a workforce coordinator, manager of student operations, assistant registrar and now registrar. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Economy from the University of Texas–Dallas in 2018 before she joined Goldfarb.
Her challenges combined with compassion, determination and a sense of humor have prepared her to be a strong advocate for students. Read on for Dr. Dean's tips and insights to maximize your success.
When your career choice is inspired by care, compassion and helping others, your desire to immediately begin making a difference is often a top priority. Goldfarb School of Nursing’s Accelerated Option gets you started in your nursing career faster. If you already have a bachelor’s degree or higher in another field, you can achieve a BSN in just 12 months at Goldfarb.
The Accelerated Option builds on your previous education and learning experiences. If you’re a highly motivated student who is ready to tackle 40-50 hours per week of classroom and simulation lab coursework, then this fast-paced pathway is right for you. You’ll also learn from intensive hands-on clinical experiences at top hospitals.
You're Made for This. It's both a testament to you and a promise from us at Goldfarb School of Nursing.
You're a bold nurturer, a determined doer, and a fearless leader. So seize this moment to go wherever you dream. And Goldfarb will help you get there.
The pandemic has taught us just what perseverance and dedication look like. Nurses continue to lead the charge. Now it's time to learn, achieve and advance like never before. You bring the drive—we'll give you the tools. Because you're made for this.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is shining the light on a health opportunity for men — a career in nursing.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of 2019 more than 12% of registered nurses in the U.S. are men. Men are entering the nursing profession in growing numbers and they are in high demand. Overall, the demand for registered nurses is predicted to exceed 3.19 million by 2024.
Throughout history, numerous African Americans made significant, legendary contributions to nursing and health care. Today, more than 350,000 nurses in the United States are Black or African American—and the number continues to grow. Thanks to their dedication and talents, trailblazing Black nurses will continue to break barriers and change the course of nursing and health care for the better.
Discover the inspiring stories behind some of the Black nurses who positively impacted many lives for generations to come.
Prevent Heart Disease, Win Prizes
Women are masterful multi-taskers. Yet juggling family schedules, managing household details, supervising kids' schoolwork, and preparing for daily conference calls leave many women scarce time to prioritize their own health. And constant stress takes a toll on the heart.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women—it takes more lives than all forms of cancer combined. The good news is heart disease is often preventable. Don't wait until you or a loved one have a heart emergency to know your risk and take action. For more information on heart disease prevention, visit bjc.org/heart-health.
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