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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. Translate science to guide advanced nursing practice, quality improvement, and scholarship;
  2. Demonstrate ethical organizational and systems leadership to improve patient and healthcare outcomes;
  3. Apply quality improvement initiatives within an organization or practice setting;
  4. Provide leadership in the translation and integration of current evidence to ensure safe, quality practice;
  5. Incorporate current and emerging healthcare technologies and informatics into practice;
  6. Advocate and serve as a change agent to influence policy, improve healthcare delivery, and patient outcomes;
  7. Incorporate interprofessional collaboration in the design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence based, client-centered care for patients, families, and vulnerable populations, which include health promotion and disease prevention strategies;
  8. Promote safe, ethical, high quality advanced practice care to diverse populations in a variety of settings.

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

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