Accelerated Programs and Convenient Locations
We cater to busy adults by offering accelerated programs that ensure a quick path to degree completion. The school operates on a three-term cycle, which means we admit undergraduate students in the spring, summer, and fall. Depending on the program, you’ll graduate in 12 or 20 months if in an undergraduate program. And because we know convenience is important to many of you, there are two campus sites to serve the St. Louis metropolitan area.
World-Class Simulation Labs
Our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Institute
(CSI) is a hallmark of our nursing curriculum. You’ll be able to put into practice what you’ve learned in textbooks with skills labs and live demonstrations to simulate the complexities and challenges of providing medical care to patients. Our simulation labs let you practice hands-on skills before working on live patients in a hospital setting. You’ll get to learn practical skills such as conducting ear exams, proper needle insertion for blood draws and more. Mannequin “simulators” representing patients of varying ages allow you to practice everything from taking vitals to delivering a baby. These exercises in hypothetical medical situations also include role play from a variety of perspectives (including patient, physician, and caregiver) to highlight how empathy is a fundamental part of medical care.
Our Clinical Simulation Institute is among only a select number of institutions to receive recognition as a Center of Educational Excellence and accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
Clinicals are Diverse and Convenient
Our clinical experiences will expose you to real-world health care environments in diverse settings throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. Throughout your clinicals, you’ll participate in rotations that allow you to apply your knowledge to patients in a variety of settings, from rural clinics to inner-city hospitals. You’ll get to explore a variety of health care settings and figure out which is the right fit for your career after nursing school.
You will also be placed in clinical settings that are convenient. Unlike many schools, we save you the time and difficulty of searching for preceptors and sites by pre-arranging your clinical hours. We also have partnerships throughout the area that allow our students to get hands-on experience in community health and to witness how nursing can impact diverse communities. By working closely with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and other BJC HealthCare facilities, Washington University Physicians and nurses throughout the community, we’re able to give our students the opportunity to work in some of the top hospitals in the country.
Affiliations Offer Valuable Training Ground
We are proudly affiliated with top medical centers in the area and a variety of community clinics throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. These partnerships provide access to resources and staff, as well as allow for collaborative learning and information sharing. Our clinicals for our undergraduate programs are affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and other BJC Healthcare facilities. This affiliation offers a rare opportunity to see a wide variety of medical procedures and patient cases not offered in many other settings. Along with hospital setting for clinicals, our students have the opportunity to learn what a nurse can provide a community through clinicals that reach rehab, hospice and underserved patients.
Faculty at the Top of Their Field
Our renowned faculty members elevate the standard of nursing education. They serve on national committees, speak at conventions across the country and bring their expertise to bear as researchers and educators at Goldfarb. We’re also proud that many of our faculty members are currently working in the field at the area’s top medical institutions. We believe this kind of real-world, real-time relevance helps us train stronger nursing professionals.
We constantly look to the future of nursing to inform the current landscape. Our approach both anticipates and answers the most critical needs in nursing. Integrating technology into our curriculum is one way we meet the need for modernization. We know how technology can be an asset to health care which is why you’ll be trained to use the latest technological advancements modernizing patient care.
Center for Interprofessional Education
We emphasize collaboration and engage with other professions to ensure we’re preparing nurses to be part of a whole care team. We put this principle into practice through our involvement with the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CIPE). This partnership fosters a rich collaborative learning environment where you’ll learn alongside students from the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy and Washington University School of Medicine. The CIPE provides a shared learning experience that allows students to work together through the entire patient care spectrum of diagnosis, treatment and discharge.
Interested in learning more?
Check out the undergraduate degree programs we offer and our admissions policy.
Upper Division Option
Learn about our Graduate Degree Programs and what you need to apply
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Health Systems and Population Health Leadership
Doctor of Nursing Practice
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