Master’s Degree

Ready to take your nursing career to the next level? For registered nurses who have earned their BSN, Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing offers a variety of programs that can expand or change your role in the advanced practice nursing field.

Have questions about our programs? Feel free to text us at 314.916.6159.


Our Master's Degree Options

To help you develop a specialization beyond your BSN degree, we offer a Master of Science in Nursing with the following concentrations:


Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

The AGACNP concentration prepares students to assume the complex and evolving professional roles of independent practitioners in intensive care units.

Learn More

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

Students are prepared to educationally and clinically provide care for adults with acute and chronic conditions.

Learn More

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)


Health Systems Executive Nurse Leadership


Nurse Educator

Students become skilled educators with competencies in patient education, staff development and academic education.

Learn More

Would you like to be a preceptor?

MSN Degree Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the MSN program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Integrate, translate, and apply scientific underpinnings to improve nursing practice, clinical judgment and patient outcomes within the four spheres of care (Essentials domain: 1, 4).
  • Design, implement, and evaluate safe, evidence-based, person-centered, compassionate care (Essentials domain: 2, 4, 5).
  • Influence population health, including improvements in health care policy, utilizing effective collaboration and advocacy strategies to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion (Essentials domain: 3, 4, 6).
  • Employ nursing scholarship to advance nursing practice, optimize care, address health inequities, and take actions that target high-priority social determinants of health (Essentials domain: 4).
  • Apply principles of quality improvement, ethics, and safety at both the individual and systems levels (Essentials domain: 5).
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with care team members, patients, families, communities, and other stakeholders to optimize care, enhance the healthcare experience, and strengthen outcomes (Essentials domain: 6).
  • Design innovative strategies that promote the provision of safe, cost-effective, equitable care to diverse patient populations across complex healthcare systems (Essentials domain: 7).
  • Utilize information systems, communication technology, and informatics to improve and transform healthcare systems (Essentials domain: 8).
  • Demonstrate professionalism, including participation in activities that support nursing’s professional identity, accountability, ethical principles, and values (Essentials domain: 9).
  • Participate in activities and self-reflection that foster personal health, resilience, well–being, lifelong learning, competence, and leadership (Essentials domain: 10). 

Revision Date: 11/14/2023


Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Whether you’ve previously attended Goldfarb or are joining our academic community for the first time, you can feel confident in getting an education that prepares you and your career for the future of nursing.

How to Apply

Apply online today! You can also contact the admissions department by email at [email protected] or by calling 314.454.7055 or 800.832.9009.