At the master's level, nurses further develop analytical skills, relate theory to practice, and conduct research. Graduates will be prepared to assume complex professional roles in a variety of settings – whether in advanced nursing practice, nursing education or management and leadership.
Barnes-Jewish College offers the following MSN concentrations:
Upon successful completion of the MSN program, the graduate will be able to:
1. provide leadership in the use of evidence-based advanced nursing practice for delivering high quality, innovative, technologically competent, cost-effective, compassionate healthcare;
2. integrate ethical principles, reflective practice, and professional values in the evolving role of the advanced practice nurse for planning and delivering safe, competent advanced practice nursing care;
3. incorporate inter-professional collaboration in the design and implementation of culturally competent care in diverse settings;
4. advocate and serve as a change agent in promoting health for individuals, families, communities and vulnerable populations;
5. integrate informatics and research into advanced nursing practice with individual, families, communities and diverse populations to improve healthcare outcomes;
6. collaborate with nurse researchers in planning evidence based interventions and research studies to answer clinical questions and improve patient outcomes;
7. influence healthcare through active engagement in the social, political, and economic forces impacting healthcare delivery systems; and
8. value a personal commitment to lifelong learning for continuous professional development.
Post-MSN certificates are available in the following concentrations: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator†, and Nurse Executive†.
Please note: Due to limited cohort sizes for some MSN concentrations, transferring between concentrations will be considered strictly on a space available and case-by-case basis. Students may find themselves on a waiting list or have a delayed start to the specialty concentration courses.
†At this time, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is updating the curriculum and not admitting students into theses programs. If you would like to be notified when the programs are updated, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.