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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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 PractitionerHealth Systems and Population Health Leadership and Nurse Educator†.

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 this program. If you would like to be notified when the programs are updated, please email

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