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22 Professional Nurse Organizations for Students and Recent Graduates

Check out our list of nursing associations that will welcome you as a student, nursing school graduate and early career professional. Whether you’re looking for a national, local, community-based or specialty group, there are lots of options to consider.

10 Inspirational Quotes for National Nurses Week 2019

National Nurses Week was declared by the American Nurses Association in 1993 as a way to recognize the vital contributions of nurses and draw attention to the profession. At Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, we’re proud to serve a community of nursing students, scientists, educators, and leaders. We invite you to celebrate National Nurses Week 2019 along with all of us.

Goldfarb President and Dean Receives St. Louis Magazine Nursing in Excellence Award

Nancy Ridenour, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN, president and the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox dean and professor of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, was named the 2019 St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award winner for administration. In addition to Dr. Ridenour, Goldfarb educators Lisa Burnitt, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, assistant professor and director of the adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program, and Tamara Otey, PhD, RN, assistant professor, were also nominated.

Goldfarb’s BSN Program Prepares Students to be Exceptional Nurses

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree that prepares students to care for patients and families in hospitals, in the community and a variety of other settings. Goldfarb offers two accredited program options available to students; upper division and accelerated.

Nursing Student Makes an Impact through Service during Mission Trip to Honduras

Sarah Galvin, a nurse anesthesia student from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, recently took a mission trip to Honduras. Galvin traveled with a group of health care providers from across the country that represented Surgical Outreach for Americas (SOFA).  

Goldfarb Simulates Poverty Scenarios for Students

Over the course of two hours nursing students participated in a large-scale poverty simulation to learn about the challenges low-income families face in an effort to survive.

Goldfarb Nursing Students Journey Begins with a Pledge

For many nurses the Nightingale Pledge represents commitment to tough rigor and compassionate care. On January 25, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College hosted our first nursing pledge white coat ceremony, welcoming new students into the medical field.

Goldfarb Lands Ranking with Nursing Schools Almanac

The Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is now ranked as one of the best nursing schools in the United States by the Nursing Schools Almanac.

2018 Faculty and Staff Awards

Ending 2018 with reflection and celebration, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College announces the winners of this year’s faculty and staff awards.

After 76 years, nurse returns to tour Goldfarb

Eleanor Burns Burcky, RN, retired Army second lieutenant, toured Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College after graduating from its predecessor, the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, in 1942. 



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