Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Weekend/Evening Option (WEO), a 36 month, part-time program option for undergraduate transfer students who have completed their first two years of education at an accredited institution of higher learning.
A Schedule That Works for You
WEO allows undergraduate transfer students to pursue a career in nursing with a schedule that works around their full-time, busy lives. In just nine terms, students can successfully complete a BSN program.
We offer the Weekend/Evening option at the Duncan Campus Site on the Washington University Medical Campus; just a couple of blocks from Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Relevant, Rigorous Curriculum
Beyond technical skills, you’ll have access to strong core nursing courses focused on adult care, childbearing, pediatrics, mental health and community patient populations.
We believe nursing education should be integrated alongside other disciplines to understand how they work together as a team to deliver patient care. We emphasize interprofessional simulations across other disciplines. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with your counterparts in medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, social work and other related fields.
World-Class Simulation Center
Beyond the classroom, we’ve made advanced simulation technology a fundamental part of the clinical learning experience. Our Clinical Simulation Institute combines sophisticated resources with a supportive environment that teaches patient care in a realistic setting. The skills labs and hypothetical scenarios are designed to prepare you for the real-world challenges you’ll face in the field.
Clinicals are Diverse and Convenient
Your clinical experience will give you an opportunity to explore a variety of healthcare settings and help you determine which is the right fit for your career after nursing school. Our rotations will expose you to real-world healthcare environments in diverse settings throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, from rural clinics to inner-city hospitals.
Successful Program Outcomes
Goldfarb's 2022 average NCLEX Pass Rate is 75.14%, with BSN graduates passing on the first attempt.
The accredited Upper Division Option prepares students to provide direct care to patients and their families in a variety of healthcare settings, as well as to pursue higher degrees in nursing. Passing the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX®)* exam is required to become an entry-level registered nurse. *Please note that program completion does not guarantee eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN. See the Missouri Practice Act for details. Section 335.066 of the Missouri Nurse Practice Act can be viewed online.
Sample Course Sequence
NOTE: Courses and sequencing are subject to change.
|Foundations of Professional Practice||3|
|TERM II (Year 1-Summer)|
|Health Assessment for the Professional Nurse||3|
|TERM III (Year 1 - Fall)|
|Introduction to Adult Healthement||6|
|TERM IV (Year 2 - Spring)|
|Adult Health Nursing I||6|
|TERM V (Year 2 - Summer)|
|Adult Health Nursing II||6|
|TERM VI (Year 2 - Fall)|
|Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing||4|
|Nursing of Women and Childbearing Families||4|
|TERM VII (Year 3 - Spring)|
|Leadership Role Development||3|
|Nursing of Children and Families||4|
|TERM VIII (Year 3 - Summer)|
|Evidenced-Based Practice and Research||3|
|Population Health Nursing||5|
|TERM IX (Year 3 - Fall)|
The Weekend/Evening Option admissions requirements are as follows:
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on core prerequisites
- Minimum of 54 credit hours in the following prerequisites. (Note: Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Microbiology must have been taken within the last five years. Core prerequisites may not have been taken more than twice within the last five years.)
- Anatomy and Physiology I with lab*
- Anatomy and Physiology II with lab*
- Microbiology with lab*
- General Psychology*
- Human Growth and Development* (across the lifespan)
- English Composition I*
- English Composition II
- Speech or Oral Communications
- 1 Social Science Elective (3 Credit Hours) - (Examples: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Speech, History, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Criminal Justice; Please refer to your college catalog for other social science courses)
- 3 Humanities Electives (9 Credit Hours) - (Examples: Philosophy, Music, Art, Foreign Language, Literature, Religion; Please refer to your college catalog for other humanities courses)
- 3 Electives (9 Credit Hours) - (Example: Any 3-credit hour college level course)
- *Core Prerequisites
- Core Prerequisites courses are only required for applicants with a bachelor’s degree
Costs and Financial Aid
We want you to be successful as you embark on the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Weekend/Evening option. Take a look at what financial assistance is available to you.
Earning your BSN degree is a significant investment, and one of the most important ones you will make. Take a look at expenses or download our program cost flyer.
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