Nursing school is emotionally challenging, intellectually stimulating, academically rigorous and immensely rewarding. As you pursue your education at Barnes-Jewish College, our Student and Alumni Services offers comprehensive academic, professional and personal counseling services to ensure you have the right tools for success.
At Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, we have developed programs to assist nursing school students in their coursework to ensure their success.
Peer Leader Program
The Peer Leader Program is a supplemental instruction program designed to increase student performance and retention at the college. The program offers regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study sessions to all students enrolled in the course. Study sessions consist of informal seminars where students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for exams. The sessions are facilitated by “Peer Leaders” (or current students) who previously excelled in the course. Peer Leader sessions begin the second week of each term and run throughout the entire term. For questions, please contact your Academic and Student Support Advisors.
Tutoring: one-on-one peer tutoring is offered to students based on tutor availability. To request a tutor, contact your Academic and Student Support Advisors.
Peer Mentor Program
To support Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College’s commitment to student learning, the Peer Mentor Program seeks to enhance nursing students’ experiences by providing all interested students dynamic, focused communities in which students can learn and grow together. The role of the peer mentor is to act as an informal social and informational resource throughout the term as new students become acclimated to nursing school. New students are assigned a mentor before the term starts and have an opportunity to meet with their mentor at New Student Orientation and regularly throughout their first term. Questions about the program should be directed to your Academic and Student Support Advisors.
With our affiliation to BJC HealthCare, we have contracted with the BJC Student Assistance Program (SAP) to provide professional counseling services to our students. The SAP is a confidential service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to you. The SAP has office locations for face-to-face services throughout the metro St. Louis area. No matter what the issue or personal challenge you or a family member may be facing, BJC Student Assistance Program provides a team of professionals ready to help. Just call 314.747.7490 or 888.505.6444 to get help! To find out more, visit www.bjceap.org.
We provide resources related to career exploration, career development and the professional position search process. We support students as they develop career plans and seek professional nursing positions. We work with students individually, in groups, and through workshops and events, in addition to maintaining a library of resources.
Comprehensive services range from providing information on nursing career options, offering shadowing and mentoring opportunities, support with NCLEX applications, to developing resume writing, interview skills and job search strategies. In addition, our partnership with OptimalResume.com gives our student's a career management platform and a variety of tools.
Additional Academic Resources
The Khan Academy is a free online service for all ages, covering all topics. The site offers practice exercises, instructional videos and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.