Next Start Date: May 8, 2023


Application Tips

The admissions application has eight sections and all required questions must be answered. You can start the application and complete it at a later time if needed.

This section requires you to enter your legal name, first and last. If your birth name is different than your current legal name, please enter your birth name in this section. If you had been known by other names in the past, please list those names as well. You are also required to provide a preferred first name. This can be the same as your legal first name.

Permanent Address and Phone
Please provide the best mailing address for correspondence to be mailed to you. When entering your phone number, please enter the area code in the first box and the next 7 digits in the second box. You can leave the third box (labeled as extension) blank.

Personal Information
Please answer all required questions in this section.

Program Options
Please choose the program that is right for you after reviewing the admissions requirements for our programs.

The unclassified option has specific requirements that you need to know about before applying to come to Goldfarb as an unclassified student. Please contact the Admissions Office at 314.454.7055 for more information.

Emergency Contact Information
This information is optional.

Previous College
When entering your previous college(s), please use the Lookup College Code option to locate your college(s). If you are having difficulty finding your college(s) this way, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance at 314.454.7055. If you have earned college-level credit at more than one college, please enter each college in this section. Please click on the Enter or View another College or Degree button to enter the next college record. If you plan to attend a new college in the future, please enter that college and enter your expected future start date in the College Attend From Date section (dates don’t need to be exact). You can also enter future dates in the College Degree Date portion if you expect to earn a degree in the future.

Test Scores
This section is only for entering scores for the TOEFL test (Test Of English as a Foreign Language).

International Information
This section should be completed by only non-U.S. citizens.

Once all sections have been checked off, please click on the Application is Complete button. You must be connected to a printer at this point in order to proceed. You will be taken to the Admissions Agreement page. In order to submit your application, you must click on I agree to the terms.

Application Process

Login ID and PIN

On the next screen, you will be asked to create a first-time user account with a login ID and PIN. Please keep track of this information. You’ll need it to log back into your account to check your status. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required records have been received by the Admissions Office. Only completed applications will be reviewed.

Official Transcripts

On your online application, please list each college where you have earned college-level credit in the past — even if you only completed one course and that course transferred to another college or the course is not a prerequisite for our program.

We will only accept official transcripts that are sent directly to us from the college, and we do not accept faxed transcripts as official. Electronic transcripts can be sent to the Admissions Office at [email protected].

If electronic delivery is not an option, official transcripts can be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
4483 Duncan Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Benefits of Goldfarb

Thank you for your interest in Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College! We are dedicated to preparing a highly capable and compassionate health care workforce. In addition to a supportive community of fellow students and renowned faculty, applying to Goldfarb School of Nursing means:

  • Access to cutting-edge simulation technology
  • Accelerated programs for busy adults
  • A forward-thinking learning and research environment
  • Opportunities to gain experience at top hospitals

Choosing the Right Program

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital offers four different types of programs to begin or advance your nursing career.


We offer a range of programs depending on your experience and availability. There are three options or paths to earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):

All of these programs prepare students for the NCLEX-RN exam to become a registered nurse (RN).


We offer master’s programs (spring terms only) in three concentrations for registered nurses who have earned their degree and would like to pursue a different nursing position.



If you are looking to obtain your Doctorate in Nursing, Goldfarb School of Nursing offers three concentrations (spring terms only) with two options or paths to obtain your doctorate degree:


Post-Master’s Certificates

We offer post-master’s certificate programs with three concentrations for registered nurses who have earned their degree and would like to pursue a different nursing position.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I submit my application?

We recommend that applicants submit their applications at least 18 months prior to the term they are hoping to start for the upper division BSN program and for the accelerated BSN program. We accept applications as long as we still have space available in our class or on the waiting list. The only deadlines that we strictly enforce are for the following programs:

  • MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - January 1 for post-BSN summer term start date and post-MSN for fall term start date
  • DNP Nurse Anesthesia - March 1 for the following year’s spring start date
  • PhD - January 25 for the fall term start date
Can I submit a photocopy of my college transcript as an official transcript?

No, we will only accept a college transcript that arrives in our office in a sealed envelope from the college. We will also accept electronic transcripts as long as the link to the transcript is emailed to us directly from the college and proper security measures are in place. Electronic transcripts can be sent to the Admissions Office at [email protected].

If I took one class at college x, and this credit appears on my current college transcript, do I need to request an official transcript from college x?

Yes, we require an official transcript from all schools where the applicant has received any type of college credit. Please list ALL colleges where you have received credit on your online application, even if these courses were taken while in high school or the courses that you took that were not prerequisite courses. We do not require high school transcripts, and we do not require an entrance exam.

If I took college credit while in high school, do I need to submit any record of those classes?

Yes. You must have a transcript sent from the college where you received the college credit. Please include this college on your online application.

I am an international applicant. Am I required to submit a TOEFL score?

Yes. Applicants whose transfer credits and post-secondary degrees were earned in colleges or universities in which English is not the primary language are required to submit a passing TOEFL or IELTS score.

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