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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 practice in the delivery of culturally competent, technologically proficient, fiscally responsible health care.
  2. Integrate theory, ethical principles, reflective practice and professional values in the evolving role of the advanced practice nurse in the planning and delivery of safe, competent nursing care.
  3. Collaborate with inter/intra-professional health care teams in the design and implementation of high quality care in diverse settings.
  4. Advocate for health care consumers and act as a change agent in health care systems.
  5. Integrate informatics and research into practice with diverse populations to improve healthcare outcomes.
  6. Assume accountability for the quality of one’s own practice.
  7. Influence global healthcare through active engagement in the social, political and economic forces impacting the provision of healthcare.
  8. Demonstrate 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

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