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Welcome, Alumni

The Barnes-Jewish College Alumni Association includes all past graduates of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing, Barnes Hospital School of Nursing, the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing as well as our other legacy organizations under different names.

Regardless of which school you attended, you are a part of a proud, growing alumni network across the country. As a Goldfarb graduate, you’re part of a community of over 13,000 alumni since 1902 whose journey to a nursing career also started here.

Alumni Benefits

The Department of Alumni Affairs offers opportunities to maximize your lifelong connection to the school and this community of incredible nursing professionals. Make the most of your alumni experience with special offers, resources and programs to foster connections. Connect. Give back. Share your success. Join a unique community of support.

As an alum of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College or one of the legacy schools that are part of our past, you have access to a number of free benefits and opportunities.

Networking

Our Alumni Association offers more than 11,000 contact names. If you connect with the college’s social media accounts and attend alumni events, you can develop and maintain relationships with fellow graduates and strengthen your professional network.

Library Access

You have easy access to the college’s library services. Whether you choose to use this service online or in person, you can ask the Librarian for help in journal requests and book searches and use our medical databases and publications in your nursing profession.

Career Services

You can use OptimalResume tool, an online career-management platform that provides resources to build a professional resume, develop a cover letter and create a professional portfolio. Alums can also participate in practice interviews using electronic videos.

Annual Magazine and Newsletters

When you stay connected to our college through our publications, you can take advantage of professional, educational and social opportunities.

Ways to Get Involved

As alumni, we want to encourage you to stay connected with us and your commitment to change the world of healthcare for the better. Commit to an ongoing and collaborative relationship.

 

Join the Alumni Advisory Council

The Alumni Advisory Council representatives have a framework to contribute to activities and programs that will more effectively engage the Barnes-Jewish alumni population. Being a member of the Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) provides the opportunity to shape the Alumni Association by planning communications and making recommendations to the dean and the director of Alumni Affairs.

If you are interested in uniting Goldfarb graduates, support our school or promoting professional and educational advancement of nursing, join the alumni advisory council.

Learn more about becoming a council member

 

Join Us for Open Space Activities

Alumni can gather together weekly with students, fellow alumni, faculty and staff during Open Space which is a one-day-per-week block of time to develop and infuse knowledge and experiences that contribute to personal and professional development. Time is allocated each Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm for these activities, which includes student association meetings, individual coaching/counseling and other activities.

If you have any questions about Open Space, or if you would like to attend, please contact Dr. June Cowell-Oates, director of alumni affairs and program officer for student affairs and diversity at 314.454.8694 or by email [email protected].

Attend an Open Space

 

Volunteer

Share your passion for the nursing profession by getting involved with the Barnes-Jewish College Alumni Association. Serve as a contact person between your class and the alumni office, let us know of milestone events and happenings, and help us keep your class roster up to date as a class representative.

We need volunteers to interact with our potential students at our informational sessions where a panel of alumni speaks about the benefits of pursuing their education at Goldfarb. We welcome new students to the college at the beginning of every term at new student orientation and provide support and guidance as a mentor to our current students.

Learn more about becoming a mentor   |   Sign up to become a mentor

 

Stay in Touch

We want to know how you are doing! It is important for us to know the successes of our alumni, so we can keep our community and many supporters updated, our rankings high and all of you updated on how well your classmates are doing. We encourage you to take part in professional networking opportunities for career development and information sharing.

Please take a moment to let us know how you are doing and stay connected by submitting a personal update and staying up to date on your classmates’ major milestones by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.

 

Give a Gift

You can also give a gift to fund scholarships and fellowships to support the next generation of nurses and make a donation. The unprecedented growth in enrollment in all programs at Goldfarb means that scholarship dollars are more important than ever to the success of our students.

Learn more about how your giving makes an impact

If you would like to recognize the impact of great nursing care on our families and friends and ease the financial challenges for prospective students, please make a gift to Goldfarb School of Nursing Scholarships at the Foundation today. Thank you for your devotion to advancing medicine by supporting excellence in nursing education.

Give a Gift to Goldfarb

360 Social

Each term, the Barnes-Jewish College Alumni Association invites the graduating class to the 360 Social.

The social is a chance for students to interact and socialize together before graduation, reminisce about their journey at Goldfarb and engage with recent alumni about their nursing future.

Along with food and a lot of fun, graduates receive a unique gift!

If you are a soon to be graduate, or an alum who would like to attend the next 360 Social, contact Dr. June Cowell-Oates for more details on the next event.

Travel Adventures

Due to the Pandemic the Travel Adventures Program has been postponed

The Travel Adventures program, part of the Barnes-Jewish College Alumni Association, brings a group-travel experiences that engage with our large network of nursing alumni and friends of the college.

The alumni association looks to connect with alumni, and current students, through travel while exploring beautiful destinations to create meaningful experiences that anchor relationships with one another.

Open to alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, the travel package includes:

•    Unlimited meals, snacks and imported spirits
•    24-hour room service
•    Five dining options
•    Transfers
•    Flight from St. Louis
•    Taxes and gratuities
•    Travel insurance
•    and more!

Learn More About Travel Adventures

Contact Us

You may contact us through the following:

Mailing address:
4483 Duncan Avenue
Mailstop 90-36-697
St. Louis, MO USA 63110

Phone: 314.454.7055 or toll-free 800.832.9009

Online form:
Please submit your inquiry using this form. This form is for general alumni contact as well as requesting to update contact information, signing up to volunteer and staying in touch.

 
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