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Graduate Admissions

Graduate Program Admission Procedure

Applications will be considered when all of the following materials have been completed and submitted to the Office of Admissions:

  1. Completed online graduate application

After applying online, please submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions where credit was earned
  • Current, unencumbered licensure as a registers nurse in the United States
  • Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Barnes-Jewish College recommends that students take the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT). The score requirement for the iBT is 85, with minimum scores of 21 for reading and 23 for writing. The score requirement for the computer-based test is 240, with a minimum score of 4.5 on the Test of Written English. The score requirement for the paper-based test is 575. TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test and 213 on the computer-based test (required only for applicants whose native language is not English).
  • Additional credentials may also be requested after an initial review of the applicant’s file

In addition to the above, the following programs request specific materials:

MSN - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration - Deadline, January 31

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  2. Personal statement that addresses desired area of specialization, personal attributes that will contribute to successful accomplishments of the program and career goals
  3. Two letters of reference from individuals who can address the applicant’s academic and clinical potential
  4. Proof of current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider status

MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration - Deadline, Rolling

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  2. Personal statement that addresses desired area of specialization, personal attributes that will contribute to successful accomplishments of the program and career goals
  3. Two references from individuals who can address the applicant’s academic potential

MSN - Nurse Educator Concentration- Deadline, Rolling

  1. Current, unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the United States
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

DNP - Post-MSN - Deadline, Rolling

  1. MSN and APRN certification as either an NP, CNM, CNS, CRNA
  2. An APRN licensure in your home state, if required.
  3. APRN national board certification as a CNS, NP, CNM or CRNA in your area of specialty as appropriate. Applicants without national certification will be individually evaluated.
  4. Strong professional references from two (2) persons who can address academic skills including oral and written communication or clinical competence.
  5. An essay, one to two pages, of an example of a frequent occurrence in clinical practice that the applicant would like to see improved.

DNP - Nurse Anesthesia - Deadline, March 1

  1. Baccalaureate or Master’s Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university (NLNAC or CCNE).
  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  3. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  4. Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course
  5. Two letters of reference from individuals who can address the applicant’s academic and clinical potential.
  6. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
  7. Current Missouri licensure as a Registered Nurse or license eligible.
  8. Prerequisites (undergraduate or graduate, 3 credit hours each):
    1. Physics (algebra-based)
    2. Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
    3. Anatomy
    4. Physiology
    5. Undergraduate or Graduate Statistics
  9. A personal statement addressing why you want to become a CRNA.
  10. A minimum of one year of recent nursing experience as a Registered Nurse in a critical care setting.  Highest priority is given to those who have the most recent work history in high acuity ICU setting where the applicant is likely to have a broad base of invasive hemodynamic monitoring experience, vasoactive drug administration, and experience monitoring patients on ventilators and adjusting settings.  Applicants who work in post-anesthesia care units or emergency rooms will be considered only if the candidate can demonstrate that he/she routinely cares for patients with ventilators, invasive monitors and vasoactive infusions.
  11. Current ACLS and BLS certification throughout enrollment; PALS by summer #2 and before OB and pediatric rotation.
  12. If selected, an on-site interview by the Nurse Anesthesia Admissions Committee
  13. If an applicant has previously been enrolled in a nurse anesthesia program, he/she can apply; however, no anesthesia-specific courses will be transferrable. 
  14. Advanced Standing/Transfer Credit: Doctoral level courses may be accepted for transfer only if approved by the Program Director. Those that may be transferrable include: Biostatistics for Advanced Practice, Leadership in Transforming Health Systems, Epidemiology, Healthcare Informatics and Economics, Promoting Health Equities and Population Health in Advanced Practice, Nursing Influence in Shaping Health Policy, Advanced Pharmacology, Physiology and Pathophysiology. A maximum of 9 credits may be accepted for transfer.
  15. International applicants should check with the Admissions Department for further instructions on admission requirements.

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) - Deadline, January 15, 2021

To apply, visit the Graduate School at Washington University's online application.

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.

Note: All course grades will be included in the cumulative GPA calculation. The Admissions Department may provide 10 year forgiveness for cumulative GPA calculation. The student must submit a petition for forgiveness of prior grades to the Admissions Department. This letter will be placed in the student’s file. The GPA will then be appropriately calculated.

DNP Health Systems and Population Health Leadership- Deadline Rolling

  1. Official transcripts from all institutions where credit was earned (Please list ALL colleges on the online application)
  2. A copy of a current unencumbered RN license in the U.S. or comparable license 
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  4. Strong professional references from two (2) persons who can address academic skills including oral and written communication or clinical competence.
  5. Submission of a one or two page essay of an example of a frequent occurrence in clinical practice that the applicant would like to see improved. 

Admission Entry Dates

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Post-BSN entry term: Summer
Post-MSN entry term: Fall
Application deadline: January 1

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Post-BSN entry term: Summer
Application deadline: Rolling

Nurse Educator
Entry term: Summer, Fall, Spring
Application deadline: Rolling

DNP - Post-MSN
Entry term: Summer, Fall, Spring
Application deadline: Rolling

DNP - Nurse Anesthesia
Entry term: Spring
Application deadline: March 1

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)‚Äč
Entry term: Fall
Application deadline: January 15, 2021

DNP Health Systems and Population Health Leadership
Entry Term: Spring/Fall
Application Deadline: Rolling
 

All application materials must be received by the deadline dates to be considered for admission. Providing incorrect information concerning previous enrollment at other colleges or universities will void admission to the College.

Admission is valid only for the term stated and may not be used for subsequent terms.

Barnes-Jewish College communicates admission decisions by letter.

For further information, please contact:

Office of Admissions
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
MS: 90-36-697
4483 Duncan Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone: 314.454.7055 or 800.832.9009
Fax: 314.362.9250

††Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is no longer enrolling students into the DNP/PhD option. Please take time to review our Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post-MSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Anesthesia or our Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.

 

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