Information About the Institution
Our academic programs, progressive facilities and excellent faculty members all contribute to being committed to excellence in education. If you wish to speak with a representative, please contact the College: 314.335.9648.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is uniquely prepared to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of nursing today. We offer a diverse range of degree programs in nursing for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
- Post-Master's Certificates
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College's main academic building, Goldfarb Hall, is located on the campus of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Completed in 2007, Goldfarb Hall is a $40 million, 105,000 square foot building that features 200-seat auditoriums, 60-seat classrooms, seminar rooms and study halls conducive to learning including dedicated suites that enable on-site faculty research.
It is home to the Clinical Simulation Institute, which includes six simulation laboratories that replicate medical/surgical, operating room, critical care, maternal and pediatric facilities found in real clinical environments. The labs feature real hospital equipment and supplies to make all simulations as realistic as possible.
Find faculty and staff members and contact information with the Goldfarb School of Nursing directory.
Title IX Policies and Procedures
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex. The College considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. Sex discrimination constitutes a violation of this policy, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
Sexual harassment, whether verbal, physical or visual, that is based on sex is a form of prohibited sex discrimination. Sexual harassment also includes sexual violence/assault and discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. The specific definitions of sexual harassment and sexual violence/assault, including examples of such conduct, are set forth below.
This policy applies to administrators, faculty, and other College employees; students; applicants for employment; customers; third-party contractors; and all other persons that participate in the College’s educational programs and activities, including third-party visitors on campus (the “College Community”). The College’s prohibition on sex discrimination and sexual harassment extends to all aspects of its educational programs and activities, including, but not limited to, admissions, employment, academics, athletics, housing, and student services.
It is the policy of the College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, which prohibit discrimination based on sex in the College’s educational programs and activities. Title IX and its implementing regulations also prohibit retaliation for asserting claims of sex discrimination. The College has designated the following Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Deputy Coordinator to coordinate its compliance with Title IX and to receive inquiries regarding Title IX, including complaints of sex discrimination:
Title IX Coordinator
Associate Dean for Student Experience and Development
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
4483 Duncan Avenue,
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Dr. June Cowell-Oates
Director of Alumni Affairs and Program Officer for Student Affairs and Diversity
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
4483 Duncan Avenue,
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
A person may also file a complaint of sex discrimination with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting the website or by calling 1.800.421.3481.
To review the Title IX Policies and the Hearing Procedures document click Title IX. This revised Title IX policy supersedes what is posted in the (February 7, 2020) student handbook.
Graduation, Retention and NCLEX Pass Rates
See the below charts for graduation and retention rates for 2019.
The number of the same original cohort that graduated together on time on the selected term, divided by the number of students in the original cohort.
The BSN average for the academic year was 82%.
Duncan Campus Site
West Campus Site
(Number of students with status active in both, a given term and the next term) divided by (the number of students that were active in that term and active, dismissed or have no status in the following term).
"GR" and "IS" students are not counted for the given term.
|Average by Term||99.46%||97.65%||100%|
Placement in Employment
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is required to provide information to current and prospective students regarding the placement in employment of and types of employment obtained by graduates of our school.
Please visit this webpage for information regarding (courtesy of the US Dept. of Labor):
- What Registered Nurses Do
- Work Environment
- Job Outlook
Student Loan Code of Conduct
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is a member of NASFAA, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. The financial aid office abides by NASFAA's Code of Conduct which states that the financial aid office staff is expected to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized or regulated activity.
Schools participating in Title IV loan programs are required to develop and adhere to a code of conduct.
The following code of conduct includes requirements specified in the Higher Education Act and applies to officers, employees and agents of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.
- The College will not engage in revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender. This is defined as any arrangement between a school and a lender that results in the lender paying a fee or other benefits, including a share of the profits, to the school, its officer, employees or agents, as a result of the school recommending the lender to its students or families of those students.
- Employees in the financial aid office will not accept gifts from any lender, guaranty agency or loan servicer. This ban is not limited to providers of Title IV loans. Providers of private education loans, also known as alternative loans, are included in this provision. The law does provide for some exceptions related to specific types of activities or literature including:
- Brochures or training material related to default aversion or financial literacy.
- Food, training or informational materials as part of training as long as that training contributes to the professional development of those individuals attending the training.
- Philanthropic contributions from a lender, guarantee agency or servicer unrelated to educational loans.
- No employee of the College's financial aid office will accept any fee, payment or financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contract to provide services to or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
- Borrowers will not be steered to particular lenders or delay loan certifications. This includes assigning any first-time borrower's loan to a particular lender as part of their award packaging or other methods.
- The College will not request nor accept any offer of funds for private loans. This includes any offer of funds for loans to students at the College, including funds for an opportunity pool loan, in exchange for providing concessions or promises to the lender for a specific number of loans or inclusion on a preferred lender list.
- The College will not request nor accept any assistance with call center staffing for financial aid office staffing. However, the College can request or accept assistance from a lender related to:
- Professional development training for financial aid administrators.
- Providing educational counseling materials, financial literacy materials or debt management materials to borrowers, provided that such materials disclose to borrowers the identification of any lender that assisted in preparing or providing such materials.
- Staffing services on a short-term, nonrecurring basis to assist the school with financial aid-related functions during emergencies, including state or federally declared natural disasters, and other localized disasters and emergencies identified by the Secretary.
- No employee of the institution may receive anything of value from a lender, guarantor or group in exchange for serving in this capacity. Employees may, however, accept reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred while serving in this capacity.
- No employee will be allowed to receive compensation in exchange for participating on an advisory board.
The College will not permit a lender to use any form of identification related to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College on lender promotion materials.
The Right to Know Program
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is committed to providing a safe working environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration along with other agencies (state and local) have instituted regulations pertaining to individuals’ right to know about chemical hazards they may be exposed to in the workplace. The intent of the regulation is to protect individuals from possible adverse effects of potentially hazardous chemicals with which they may come in contact.
To ensure that individuals are able to make decisions about personal risks, the Right-to-Know Program was established to include policies, procedures and responsibilities designed to
- Develop an awareness of potentially hazardous materials in the work environment and
- Train individuals in appropriate safe working practices
Students are encouraged to contact their instructor or the Director of Administration and Operations when safety concerns arise.
Privacy and Retention of Record
Goldfarb School of Nursing wants you to know your right to privacy.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants students certain rights with regard to their education records and privacy. These rights include:
- The right to inspect and review education records. The College must provide a student with an opportunity to inspect and review their records within 45 days following the receipt of a request. A student should submit a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect to the enrollment manager, dean, head of the academic department or other appropriate officials. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
- The right to seek to amend education records. A student has the right to request that inaccurate or misleading information in their records be amended. To request that a record be amended, the student should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants to be changed and specify why it should be changed. If the College decides not to amend the record, the College must inform the student of their right to a hearing on the matter. If, after a hearing, the College still decides not to amend the record, the student has the right to insert a statement in the record setting forth their views. That statement must remain with the contested part of the student’s record for as long as the record is maintained. A student may not use this procedure to challenge a grade, an opinion or a substantive decision made by the College about the student.
- The right to consent to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records (except in certain circumstances). The College may not disclose personally identifiable information (PII) from a student’s records to a third party unless the student has given written consent. There are a number of exceptions to this general rule. One of the exceptions allows “school officials” within the College to obtain access to PII contained in records provided that they have “legitimate educational interest” in the information. School Official: a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using college employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee or assisting another school official in performing their tasks. Legitimate Educational Interest: the official needs to review a record in order to fulfill their professional responsibilities for the College.
- The right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office regarding an alleged failure by the College to comply with FERPA. A complaint must contain specific allegations of fact and be submitted to the office within 180 days of the date that the student knew or reasonably should have known the FERPA violation occurred. A student may obtain a complaint form by calling 202.260.3887. Completed complaint forms should be mailed to the office at the address below:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901
Directory Information Notice: Directory information concerning students may be released unless the student specifically requests that such information be withheld. The College recognizes directory information to include: a student’s name, address, telephone listing, electronic mail address, date and place of birth, level of education, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports (not applicable at Goldfarb School of Nursing), height and weight of athletic team members (not applicable at Goldfarb School of Nursing), dates of attendance, full-time/part-time status, degrees, honors and awards received, photograph and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. All students must inform the Registrar’s Office before the end of the two-week period following the first day of classes if they wish that any or all of the information designated as directory information not be released. If a student selects to prevent disclosure, the student’s name may not appear on the dean’s list or the graduation program. Note that nonconsensual disclosures under FERPA are permissive so that the College is not required to disclose information based on a third-party request and may choose not to do so, or may choose to limit the disclosure to specific parties, for specific purposes, or both. If you wish to not have your directory information released, please check the box at the bottom of the FERPA form and submit it to the Registration Department.
Student Body Diversity
Below are enrollment statistics from Spring 2020 (enrolled full time):
The percentage of students who received the Pell Grant: 24.5%
|3||Asian Pacific Islander||0.46%|
|60||Black or African American||9.3%|
|21||Hispanic or Latino||3.2%|
|2||American Indian or Alaskan Native||0.3%|
|1||Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.15%|
|20||Two or more races||3.1%|
|65||Declined to Disclose||10%|
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. As of 2015, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College joined NC-SARA. The State Authorization Agreement (SARA) allows Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College to provide online education to residents of all states except California.
The SARA Manual has specific requirements regarding student notifications for licensure programs:
“Any institution operating under SARA policies that offers courses or programs potentially leading to professional licensure or related to post-licensure educational activities must keep all students, applicants and potential students who have contacted the institution about the course or program informed as to whether successful completion of such offerings would actually meet state licensing or post-licensing requirements. For purposes of SARA, this must be done in one of two ways:
- The institution may determine whether the course or program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in the state where the applicant or student is located and provide that information in writing to the applicant or student. If, after making all reasonable efforts, the institution is unable to determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure
- After making all reasonable efforts to make such a determination, if unsuccessful, the Institution may notify the applicant or student in writing that the institution cannot confirm whether the course or program meets educational requirements for professional licensure in the student’s or applicant’s state, provide the student or applicant with current contact information for any applicable licensing boards, and advise the student to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where the student is located."
The NC-SARA has created a tool to assist schools in this effort.
To view other information on licensure by state or U.S. territory, please visit our Nursing Careers page.
Student Complaint Procedure In accordance with 34 CFR 668.43(b), Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students residing outside of the state of Missouri while attending Goldfarb who desire to resolve a grievance are encouraged to follow the College's appeals and formal grievances policy found in the student handbook. Please visit the College's accreditation page for additional information. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your state.
Withdrawing from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College may have both academic and financial aid consequences. You are encouraged to understand the consequences before you decide to withdraw. If you decide to withdraw, you must follow established withdrawal procedures beginning with the completion of a withdrawal form available from your academic advisor.
To formally drop a course and have that action properly reflected on an academic transcript, a drop/add form must be completed with your academic advisor. Notifying the instructor or not attending class does not constitute withdrawal. (NOTE: Withdrawals may affect student financial aid, loans, scholarships and VISA status for international students.)
The following guidelines must be observed:
- Students may withdraw from a nursing course: on or before the last business day of the 5th week for a 7-week course; on or before the last business day of the 7th week of a 10-week course; on or before the last business day of the 10th week for a 14-week course. A course withdrawal during these time frames does not impact the GPA; however, it will count as a course attempt.
- After the 5th week of a 7-week course; the 7th week of a 10-week course; the 10th week of a 14-week course a student may only withdraw for a serious, non-academic reason or hardship (that has occurred during the last weeks following the withdrawal period). This withdrawal can only be granted by the assistant dean for the program.
- Pre-licensure students may only withdraw from two (2) nursing courses during their program of study. After a second withdrawal, the student will receive all grades earned.
- Student can have a maximum of three individual course withdraws for each degree-level (Undergraduate, Graduate) while enrolled at Goldfarb. After the first withdraw, a student is put on Academic Probation to provide additional support and resources. If a student exhausts their maximum number of course withdraws, the student will receive the grade earned in any subsequent course(s).
- A student enrolled in a clinical course will receive an immediate course failure, which will appear on the transcript if one of the following occurs but is not limited to:
- Violations of personal integrity or academic standards
- One no-call/no-show for clinical or clinical labs
- Absence from clinical/practicum orientation
- Clinical/Practicum outcomes cannot be successfully met
Consequences of the above will result in a clinical grade of unsatisfactory (UN); course grade of failure (F); and the student may no longer attend class or clinical/practicum. A clinical failure at the end of a 7-week rotation in a 14-week course constitutes and will be recorded as a course failure, which will appear on the transcript. The student may not withdraw from the course.
According to the policies of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, students who wish to formally withdraw from a course and have that action properly reflected on an academic transcript must complete a drop/add form. However, there are times when a student, due to a variety of reasons, cannot or will not withdraw from a course(s) and a member of the College staff or administration needs to withdraw the student without his/her signature. The memo/e-mail explaining the circumstances for requesting the administrative withdrawal must be attached to the copy of the drop/add form which is placed in the student’s file. This administrative withdrawal can be authorized by any of the following Barnes-Jewish College administrators:
- Associate Dean for Student Programs
- Associate Dean for Administration
- Associate Dean for Academic Programs
NOTE: Withdrawals may affect student financial aid loans, scholarships and VISA status for international students.
FORM: The standard drop/add form can be used to administratively withdraw a student from the course(s). The associate dean can sign the form on the line designated for advisor/dean. All offices will be notified as indicated on the standard form.
The Return of Title IV policy is to establish the processes for returning federal funds for students who completely withdraw from the institution and/or withdraw from all courses in a given period of enrollment. As defined by the U.S. Department of Education, these students must have a Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) calculation performed to determine the percentage of aid earned based on the amount of time the student was enrolled at the Institution.
Institutional and Student Responsibilities
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College’s responsibilities with regard to the Return of Title IV funds are as follows:
1. Provide each student with the information in this policy
2. Identify students affected by this policy, allocating earned/unearned aid and completing the Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) calculation
3. Inform the student of the result of the R2T4 calculation and any balance owed to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College as a result of a required return of funds
4. Return any unearned Title IV aid that is due to the Title IV programs, if applicable
Therefore, students who receive federal financial aid and who do not remain in attendance through the end of the term could be responsible for repaying a portion of the financial aid originally received. Return evaluations are documented in all cases where students begin attendance and withdraw from the College, even in cases of academic amnesty type arrangements. A student taking a leave of absence (LOA) from the College is considered a withdrawal if receiving Federal Student Aid.
Federal regulations require a recalculation of financial aid eligibility if a student:
- Completely withdraws from all classes
- Stops attending before the term’s end
- Does not complete all parts of term (modules) in which the student is enrolled as of the start date of the period of enrollment
- Fails to earn a passing grade in any class
Note: Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College’s institutional tuition refund policy is separate from the federal R2T4 regulations to return unearned aid. Even though a student may receive a tuition/fee refund from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, the school may still be required to return unearned financial aid to the U.S. Department of Education.
How to Calculate Earned Aid
Students who receive federal financial aid must remain in their registered classes to earn the aid they originally received. The amount of federal aid earned is based on a pro-rated formula. Students who withdraw or do not complete all classes in which they were enrolled may be required to return some of the aid originally awarded to the student.
Institutions, in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR 668.22, are required to determine the percentage of federal aid “earned” and return the “unearned” portion to the appropriate federal aid programs. The following explains the formula used to determine the percentage of unearned aid to be returned to the federal government:
- The percent earned is equal to the number of calendar days completed up to the student’s withdrawal date divided by the total number of calendar days in the period of enrollment.
- Breaks of five days or more are not included in the count of total days in the period of enrollment. This calculation must be performed within 30 days of the date the school determines that a student has completely withdrawn. The institution must return the unearned funds within 45 days of the calculation. When calculating the percentage the student completed in the period of enrollment, if a student attended 60% or more of the period of enrollment, the student is considered to have earned 100% of the Title IV funds the student was scheduled to receive during that period.
The institutional charges used in the calculation are the charges initially assessed the student’s account for the period of enrollment. Initial charges may only be adjusted by those changes the institution made prior to the student’s withdrawal.
The items to be included in the institutional charges for the period of enrollment include:
- Mandatory fees
- Course fees
*Institutional charges previously paid with returned Title IV funds may become a debt to the College.
Students Enrolled in Parts of Term (Modules)
For students that may be enrolled in multiple parts of terms Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College will combine all courses to form a period of enrollment. The R2T4 is calculated based on the parts of terms within the enrollment period. A student is considered withdrawn if the student does not complete all the days in the period of enrollment that the student was scheduled to complete. Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College will track enrollment in each part of term to determine if the student began attendance in all scheduled courses. If a student withdraws from a course in a later part of term while still attending a current part of term, the student is not considered as withdrawn based on not attending the later part of term. However, a recalculation of aid based on the change in enrollment status may be required. Students who provide written confirmation to their academic advisor at the time of ceasing attendance in a part of term that they plan to attend another course later in the same payment period are not considered to have withdrawn from the term.
Note: Written confirmation of a later class is required; registration alone does not meet this requirement. If the student does not provide written confirmation of plans to return to school later in the same payment period or term, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College considers the student to have withdrawn and begins the R2T4 process. However, if the student does return to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in the same term, even if they did not provide written confirmation of plans to do so, the student is not considered to have withdrawn and is eligible to receive the Title IV funds for which the student was eligible before ceasing attendance.
When a Student Fails to Begin Attendance
Students who do not begin attendance in their scheduled classes are not eligible for federal financial aid, and Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College will return all ineligible funds back to federal student aid programs.
Date of Determination
Official Withdrawal — For students who begin the official withdrawal process or notify the institution of intent to withdraw, the determination date is the later of the date the student notified the institution of intent to withdraw or the date the student began the official withdrawal process.
Unofficial Withdrawal — For students who do not begin the official withdrawal process or notify the institution of intent to withdraw, the determination date is the date the school becomes aware the student has ceased attendance and should be no later than 30 days after the end of the earlier of (a) the payment period or period of enrollment, (b) the academic year or (c) the student’s educational program.
*The financial aid office has 45 days from the determination date to return unearned funds.
Official Withdrawal R2T4 Process
The student works with their academic advisor as to their intent to withdraw. The drop, add, withdrawal (DAW) form is completed and submitted to the registration office and will update banner to reflect the type of withdrawal (prior to the census, after the census, administrative withdrawal, military, etc.). After the registration office processes the DAW form, the financial aid office will enter the date of the withdrawal. Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College will complete an R2T4 calculation to determine the amount of federal financial aid the student earned. Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College will return funds to the federal programs, in the order according to federal regulations. The financial aid office will send a letter notification to the student’s physical address indicating the outcome of the R2T4 calculation including additional information regarding repayment if applicable.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College believes it is not required to take attendance. Therefore, if the student has not earned a passing grade in any class and the Financial Aid Office is unable to determine the last date of attendance, the Financial Aid Office will use the 50% point of the period of enrollment as the withdrawal date.
Earned F Grade vs Stopped Attending F Grade
If at least one grade is listed as “F” (student earned F), the financial aid office will not complete an R2T4 calculation because the faculty member confirmed the student attended until the last day of class to earn the F grade. If a student has all “F” grades, the registrar will reach out to the financial aid office to notify the possibility of unofficial withdrawal. The financial aid office will then work with the faculty member and academic advisor to ascertain whether the student stopped attending or actually earned all “F”s. The student may submit to the financial aid office, within 30 calendar days from the date the student was notified by the financial aid office of the R2T4 calculation, dated documentation pertaining to an academically related activity to use as the withdrawal date. An academically related activity may include, but is not limited to
- Taking a test or exam
- Attending a class lecture
- Completing an academic assignment, paper, or project
- Participating in an online discussion
Any academically related activity must be signed off by the instructor prior to submitting the documentation to the financial aid office in order to be accepted. Documentation that is not acceptable as proof of participation includes, but is not limited to the student’s self‐certification of attendance that is not supported by school documentation or participating in academic counseling or advising.
Order of Return to Federal Aid Programs
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College must return Title IV funds to the financial aid programs from which the student received aid during the payment period or period of enrollment, in the following order, up to the net amount disbursed from each source:
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
- Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Federal Direct PLUS Loan
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
- Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
Loan Repayment Information
The loan grace period begins on the withdrawal date from the school or when a student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time. If the student does not re-enroll as a half-time student within six months of withdrawal or less than half-time enrollment, the loan(s) enters repayment. The promissory note signed by the borrower outlines the repayment obligations. The student should contact his/her loan servicer to make repayment arrangements. In addition, at the time the R2T4 calculation is completed, if the student received Federal Direct Loans, the Financial Aid Office will notify students of the Federal Loan Exit Counseling requirements.
Post-Withdrawal Disbursements (PWD)
A post-withdrawal disbursement may be required if the total amount of the Title IV aid earned as of the withdrawal date is more than the amount that was disbursed to the student. To be eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement, students must have a complete financial aid file (verification completed, and all tracking requirements satisfied) and meet all eligibility requirements.
Grants from a PWD may be credited to the student’s school account without obtaining student permission. However, it may only be credited for tuition, fees and room and board (if the student contracts with the school) or disbursed directly to the student. Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College must obtain the student’s authorization to credit a student’s school account for charges other than current charges.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College must obtain confirmation from the student, or from a parent for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan, before making any disbursement of loan funds. Also, for a Direct Loan, the institution must have originated the loan prior to the withdrawal.
Consequences of Non-Repayment
Students who owe the U.S. Department of Education for an overpayment of Title IV funds are not eligible for any additional federal financial aid until the overpayment is paid in full or payment arrangements have been made with the U.S. Department of Education. Students who owe the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College because of an R2T4 calculation will be placed on a financial hold by the business office. Students will not be allowed to register for subsequent terms or receive official academic transcripts until the balance is paid in full or until payment arrangements have been made with the business office.
A withdrawal may affect a student’s completion rate. Please refer to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy for additional information.
- The R2T4 deadline from the withdrawal date of determination without notification:
- 30 days after the end of the term
- The return of unearned Title IV funds:
- No later than 45 days after the date the financial aid office determines the student withdrew
- Post-withdrawal disbursement for outstanding current allowable charges:
- No later than 180 days after the date the financial aid office determines the student withdrew
- Written notification to students to accept PWD for loans:
- Within 30 days of the school’s determination that the student withdrew
- Post-withdrawal disbursement to the student:
- From the date school determined the student withdrew
- Loans: No later than 180 days
- Grants: No later than 45 days
- From the date school determined the student withdrew
Please see the information below that identifies the difference between registration course refunds (tuition is adjusted based on the date of course drop) versus business office credit balance refunds.
Dropping a Class or Classes
The information below is provided to show what happens if a student were to drop a class or classes. Tuition refunds are prorated:
- 100% of tuition is refunded/credited from the 1st through the 10th school day
- 70% from the 11th through the 14th school day
- 50% from the 15th through the 18th school day
NOTE: There are no refunds for course audits that are made after 10 business days from the start of the term. Fees are neither waived nor refunded (except for college withdrawals occurring during the first 10 school days of a term). For courses not on a regular term schedule, see the Goldfarb School of Nursing Barnes-Jewish College Business Office for information. For more detailed information pertaining to a specific term, please see the dates & deadlines section in the Academic Calendar.
Transfer of Credit
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College’s definition of a credit hour is based on the Carnegie unit of academic credit and is defined in 34 CFR 600.2 (and further modified in 34 CFR 668.8 (k) as “an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than:
- One hour of classroom or direct faculty involvement and a minimum of two hours out of class course work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one academic term or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time
- At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other activities established in the institution, including laboratory work, clinical and other academic work leading toward the award of credit hour(s)” (In accordance with common practice in higher education, instruction representing a credit hour is typically delivered in a 50 minute class period)
The number of credit hours awarded for courses is based on the expected time required to successfully meet the course objectives. This time is a combination of activities including in-class lectures, laboratory work, outside reading, and other academic work.
Courses taught with an online/blended format may not have specific seat time expectations, they maintain comparable quality and student learning outcomes.
Some courses include clinical contact hours that represent the number of hours per week the course will meet in clinical experience outside the classroom or other specified work associated with the course/program.
The definition of a credit hour is listed in the College Catalog, website, financial aid materials, faculty manuals and student handbook and supplements.
One credit hour for clinical practicum is 48 hours of direct care hours. Direct care refers to the nursing care provided to individuals or families that is intended to achieve specific health goals or achieve selected health outcomes. Direct care may be provided in a wide range of settings, including acute and critical care, long-term care, home health, community-based settings and educational settings (AACN Essentials, 2011). This can include student teaching to a community group, diabetes screenings or a flu vaccine clinic. A poster presentation based on an assessment of community health needs and designed to improve health outcomes does count toward direct care hours.
Note: Direct Care is not observation. To earn three hours of clinical credit over one 15-week term the student is required to be at the clinical site.
Formula 3 credits x 48 hours = 144 hours for one 15-week term.
Preconference, debriefing and post-conference are included in this 144-hour calculation.
The Missouri State Board of Nursing and therefore GSON does not allow ‘orientation to clinical’ to be counted toward the earned clinical hours.
Examples that are NOT direct care include:
- A poster presentation in a library that is not based on current assessment or any follow-up evaluation
- Lab practicing clinical skills
- An assessment of virtual, simulated, and/or standardized patients
- A Windshield survey without follow-up assessment and use of data to improve population health
The use of simulation lab, with high-fidelity mannequins, and or standardized patients can be counted toward but not replace the entire clinical direct care experience. Skills lab does not count toward the direct care experience. Following the Missouri State Board of Nursing’s directive, no more than 25% of total earned clinical hour credits can be completed using high-fidelity mannequins, case-study, role-play or standardized patient type simulation.
Skills lab is psychomotor focused and is used to teach, demonstrate, give return demonstrations and hours of practice to learn the skills of the nursing profession. Hours in the skills lab are calculated 1:1. One credit in the skills lab requires 48 hours in the lab to see, learn and practice to build skills and confidence to apply the same skills in a direct care clinical setting. Learners can be recorded practicing the skill to use for review, practice and improvement. Students are encouraged to attend open lab hours for additional faculty supported practice time.
The use of simulation for clinical hours is based on a review of other accredited and leading university BSN nursing education programs. GSON does allow the 2:1 ratio in the actual simulation environment. One hour in the simulation labs can be calculated as two hours of direct care clinical. Simulation activities must follow INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation.
Simulation designs must be detailed, documented and include learning outcomes and objectives as well as evaluation strategies of each planned scenario/case study. This information must be presented to simulation faculty prior to facilitating the simulation scenario. Pre-briefing and debriefing must be part of the simulation experience. Course faculty will file with their program director:
- A copy of the simulation design completed prior to the class time
- Analysis of the student evaluations
- Comments of strengths and opportunities for improvement.
The Missouri State Board of Nursing requires that no more than 20-25% of clinical credit hours may be completed in a simulation lab. We are reminded that nursing is a practice profession and students must have appropriate practice in direct care with patients and families across settings to be safe in practice.
The graduate programs of GSON follow the same definition for credit hour for theory/didactic credit as our undergraduate programs. The award of graduate clinical credit hours varies by program and is defined as follows. Refer to program course syllabi and student supplements for additional information on graduate program clinical credit hours.
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner:
- One (1) clinical credit hour is equivalent to 56 hours
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner:
- One (1) clinical credit hour is equivalent to 56 hours
- Nurse Anesthesia:
- One (1) clinical credit hour is equivalent to 1 day
- Nurse Educator:
- One (1) clinical credit hour is equivalent to 112 hours
- Health Systems and Population Health Leadership:
- One (1) clinical credit hour is equivalent to 56 hours
- Doctor of Nursing Practice:
- One (1) clinical credit hour is equivalent to 100 hrs
Procedures Relevant to Awarding Credit Hours
- All course syllabi at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College must identify
- The total number of credit hours for the course
- The number of theory credits (1 credit = 15 hours/term)
- The number of clinical credits (1 credit= 48 hours/term for undergraduate).
Goldfarb offers three terms annually. Each term is 15 weeks in length. Course faculty will document the amount of work necessary to earn course credit as part of the orientation to the course in syllabi. For each 1 credit = 1 hour/week x 15 weeks PLUS 2 hours of out-of-class work for each credit hour earned to be used for assignments, readings, study and class preparation.
Please see below about information regarding our Transfer of Credit Policy:
Transfer Credits for DNP Programs
Students may transfer up to nine (9) credit hours toward their DNP coursework. Transfer credit is considered for courses taken elsewhere. The following graduate courses must have been taken within five years of admission:
- Advanced Pharmacology
- Advanced Health Assessment
- Advanced Pathophysiology.
Work presented for transfer credit must be from an accredited college/university and is subject to evaluation in light of the degree requirements of the College. Transfer courses are not computed in the GPA.
The student must submit an official transcript to the DNP Program Director of the specific track they are applying to, and he/she must make a request for the transfer credit, demonstrating successful completion of the courses. A course syllabus must also be submitted. A grade of “B” or higher must have been earned in each course. The courses will be recorded on the student’s record to fulfill the program requirements.
Credit for previous courses completed in the Health Care Operational Excellence program at Washington University will be accepted and not considered transfer credit. A maximum of 15 credit hours (5 courses) will be accepted for courses that are identical to the courses required in the DNP Health Systems & Population Health Leadership program, a partnership program with Washington University’s McKelvey School of Engineering.
The student must submit his/her transcripts to the DNP program director of the HSPHL track, demonstrating successful completion of each course. A grade of “B” or higher must have been earned in each course. The courses will be recorded on the student’s record to fulfill the program requirements.
Here is a list of institutions with whom we have articulation agreements:
- Blackburn College
- Fontbonne University
- Greenville College
- Harris-Stowe University
- Jefferson College
- Lewis and Clark Community College
- Lindenwood University
- Missouri Baptist University
- St. Charles Community College
- St. Louis Community College: Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec, Wildwood
- Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC)
- Westminster College
Emergency Compassion Fund
The Emergency Compassion Fund (formerly Student Relief Fund) was established to provide financial assistance to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College students who encounter unexpected emergency or crisis situations that would impact their ability to meet and successfully complete their academic requirements.
To be eligible for a financial assistance award, a student must be currently enrolled and be able to provide a description of their emergency situation which may include supporting documentation at some point during the process.
Please download and review the Compassion Fund Policy and the application form if needed.
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed annually on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
The law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as Citizenship Day. In addition to renaming the holiday Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind.
When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or another holiday, schools and other institutions observe the holiday on an adjacent weekday. This was the case in 2005 and 2011, when Constitution Day was generally observed on Friday, September 16 and 2006 when the holiday was observed on Monday, September 18.
Universities and colleges nationwide have created U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Weeks in order to meet the requirements of the law.
Constitution Day Resources
The administration and staff of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and the Department of Public Safety of Barnes-Jewish Hospital have the duty to create and maintain an environment conducive to learning. The Department of Public Safety handles all calls for service, traffic enforcement and accident investigation. Officers of the Department of Public Safety have full authority as any other police officers. It is important that all crimes occurring on campus be immediately reported to ensure that appropriate action can be taken.
Members of the College community are encouraged to report any suspicious activity and to be alert and aware of their surroundings and exercise good common-sense safety precautions. Campus security and safety information is available throughout the year in order to increase awareness of crime potential, improve campus safety and inform the campus community of major crimes or threats to the campus. Alert bulletins are posted on campus. The security of the building involves patrols 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the Department of Public Safety staff.
The College is secured with closed circuit TV monitors and for the interior and exterior of the building.
View all Security Reports in the resource center.
The College follows the Workplace Violence and Threat Policy adopted by Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Therefore, the following applies to the policy.
It is the policy of BJC HealthCare to provide a safe and non-violent environment for its employees, patients, students, guests and visitors that is free of acts of threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, physical abuse, verbal abuse and coercion. Such actions taken against any of its employees, students, patients, guests and/or visitors will be promptly responded to, thoroughly investigated, and the appropriate legal and/or disciplinary action taken, up to and including termination, prosecution and/or ejection and removal from the premises. The complete Workplace Violence and Threat Policy can be reviewed through the office of the vice dean for student affairs and diversity.
Reporting of Crimes and Other Emergencies
If you are the victim of a crime or witness to one, you should:
- Call police immediately. Dial 9-1-1 for municipal police. You may remain anonymous if you wish
- If on campus, call BJC Security (317.362.0750), and BJC Security will respond to any of the following emergencies: medical assistance, fires, suspicious person(s) or activity(ies), crime reports or other law violations. You may also dial 222 from a BJC landline.
- Meet emergency personnel to guide them to the incident or victim
- Obtain a description
- Attempt to obtain a description of the offender(s), including gender, age, race, hair, clothing, and distinguishing features
- Attempt to obtain a description and license number of any vehicle(s) involved
- Note the direction in which the offender(s) or vehicle(s) departed
- Preserve the crime scene
- Do not touch any items involved in the incident
- Close off the area of the incident
- Do not allow anyone in the crime area until police or BJC Security arrives
- Contact the Administration and Operations Director (314.362.6289) for assistance, guidance or emotional support
If you are a victim of a sexual assault, report it to the police or BJC Security immediately. Preserve the physical evidence. Do not bathe, douche, use the toilet or change clothing. If you have been raped, you should seek medical treatment immediately regardless of whether you report the matter to the police or BJC Security.
Obscene or threatening telephone calls should be reported to the police or BJC Security immediately. Other harassing phone calls should be reported if they persist. If you receive such a call, remain calm and hang up.
If you know of a bomb threat, immediately contact BJC Security at 314.362.0750.
Indecent exposure is a crime in Missouri. If you observe such an act, contact BJC Security at 314.362.0750 or the police.
If the emergency is of a medical nature:
- Do not move the victim unless his or her life is in danger in the existing location
- Have someone stay with the victim until help arrives
The College will inform all members of the College community of any emergency or dangerous situation. The College has the RAVE system and uses this to inform all students, faculty and staff of situations that require their immediate attention.
Upon admission to the College, every student is required to complete an information sheet that identifies multiple contact numbers. This information will be maintained in the system as long as the student is inactive status. Changes to any of the contact numbers should be reported to the College immediately to ensure up-to-date information.
All employees of the College, upon hire, will complete the information sheet. It is the responsibility of the individual to inform the College of any changes to their contact numbers.
The RAVE system, a product of Rave Wireless, Inc, is a notification system that provides multiple methods of communication with students, faculty and staff. Upon activation of the system each individual will receive notice on their cellular telephone, landline telephone, a text message on their cellular telephone and an email message to their identified email account. Specific alerts have been developed for:
- Campus lockdown – A serious situation is occurring or precautionary steps are being taken to restrict access to the campus.
- Emergency alert – A situation is occurring that requires immediate attention by all personnel.
- Tornado warning – A tornado or severe thunderstorm warning is in place for the immediate college area.
- Weather closing – Due to weather conditions the College is closing or will be closed for the next day.
- Power outage – There is a power outage at the College or medical center.
Specific information related to each of these alerts will be included in the message. There will also be an all-clear notice sent for the lockdown, emergency and tornado warnings.
The Director of Administration and Operations is responsible for the safety and security of the campus. This individual works closely with the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Department of Public Safety who is responsible for the security and safety of the medical center. Public Safety informs all medical center departments of any significant emergency in or around the medical center and provides specific directions as necessary. The college will alert Public Safety of any emergency situation on the college campus and will ask for specific support from that department. Public Safety will provide the appropriately trained officers and/or communicate with the Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department.
If the Director of Administration and Operations is unable to address the emergency situation, then one of the following will be the responsible party for the College:
- Dean of the College
- Director of Information Services
- Associate Dean for Student Experience
- Vice Dean for Finance and Administration
All students, faculty and staff have a responsibility to report any unusual or emergency situations, so they can be investigated and addressed. An officer from the Department of Public Safety is located at the first-floor desk from 0700-2200 Monday through Friday. This officer can start the contact procedure. The Director of Administration and Operations should be contacted for unusual or emergency situations so that the emergency contact procedure can be implemented.
- The Department of Public Safety officer or Director of Administration and Operations will investigate and access the situation. The officer will contact the Department of Public Safety if additional officers and/or police department assistance is required. Detailed information must be provided to ensure a proper response.
- The Department of Public Safety officer will contact the Director of Administration and Operations. This person or the assigned backup will promptly activate or will have the RAVE system activated with the appropriate message.
- The Department of Public Safety and/or the Metropolitan Police Department will assume control of the campus during any significant emergency or dangerous situation. All students, faculty and staff are to follow directions from the authorized personnel.
The RAVE emergency notification system will be tested at least once per calendar year or more often if it is deemed necessary. This test will include a message that the system is being activated with a test message. A follow-up email message will be sent to each student, faculty and staff informing them a test of the system was conducted on a particular date and time and if the test message was not received, they should contact the vice dean for finance and administration. Anyone stating they did not receive a text message will have their emergency contact numbers confirmed and updated in the system if necessary.
The College will keep the campus community promptly alerted for any incidents that occur on campus. All students, faculty and staff will be informed through an email message when information is received from the Department of Public Safety concerning incidents in the medical center or in the immediate surrounding area. This same message will be posted to GUSConnect and posted in individual classrooms if deemed necessary.
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Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Law
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.
Please find below information about our Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
In order to remain eligible for Title IV Aid, you must meet various criteria. A student must meet these minimum requirements:
- 2.5 GPA Undergraduate/3.0 Graduate
- Complete 67% of the hours you attempt
- Not exceed 150% of the maximum time frame of the published length of your program as measured in credit hours:
- Maximum attempted credit hours (also included are required transfer hours) not to exceed:
- Accelerated BSN- 127
- Upper Division BSN- 180
- Weekend Evening Option BSN 180
- Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration (MSN)- 67
- Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)- 76
- Nurse Educator Concentration (MSN)- 54 (curriculum prior to FA22 cohort)
- 63 for FA22 and beyond curriculum
- Health Systems and Population Health Leadership Concentration (MSN)- 54
- Health Systems and Population Health Leadership DNP - 90
- Nurse Anesthesia (DNP)- 138
- DNP/PhD Post Master’s Option- 45
- Maximum attempted credit hours (also included are required transfer hours) not to exceed:
All of these requirements are checked at the end of each applicable progress check (term).
While this policy is applicable to recipients of Title IV aid, this policy is as strict as the school’s academic progress policy for non-Title IV recipients. Also, all periods of enrollment are reviewed, including those for which the student did not receive Title IV aid. The Satisfactory Academic Progress review includes all courses taken towards the student’s program of study, regardless of any academic amnesty or academic renewal policy. If a student is enrolled in a program of more than two academic years, the student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (UG) or 3.0 GPA (MSN) at the end of the 2nd year (UD BSN, MSN, Ph.D./DNP), interpreted to mean at the end of 4 terms. Per our transfer of credit policy, all hours needed for admission are included in the attempted hours calculation for pace. Please see below specific details as it relates to your program:
Students in the Accelerated BSN program will be reviewed at the end of each term. These students must have a 2.5 GPA and complete the required percentage of cumulative attempted hours. Because this program requires a bachelor’s degree for admission, any credits required for admission will count toward the pace and maximum time frame calculation. If the student is not able to meet these minimum requirements, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Warning. The next term after being placed on Warning, the student must meet the minimum requirements. If after the Warning period, the student still has not met the minimum requirements, their Title IV aid will be suspended, and the student must appeal. If the appeal is approved, the next term the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. If after the probationary period, the student fails to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress again, they may appeal again. If it is determined that the student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress will not meet the minimum requirements in the next term, an academic plan must be created to ensure that they will meet the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements by the time period determined in the academic plan.
Students in the Upper Division and Weekend Evening BSN programs will be reviewed at the end of each term, or if they were previously on probation. These students must have a 2.5 GPA and complete the required percentage of attempted hours. If the student is not able to meet these minimum requirements, they will be placed on academic warning. The next term after being placed on warning, the student must meet the minimum requirements. If after the warning period, the student still has not met the minimum requirements, their Title IV aid will be suspended, and they must appeal. If the appeal is approved, the next term the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. If it is determined that the student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress will not meet the minimum requirements in the next term, an academic plan must be created to ensure that the student will meet the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements by the time determined in the academic plan.
Students in the MSN & Ph.D./DNP programs will be reviewed at the end of each term or if they were previously on probation. These students must have a 3.0 GPA and complete the required percentage of attempted hours. If the student is not able to meet these minimum requirements, they will be placed on academic warning. The next term after being placed on warning, the student must meet the minimum requirements. If after the warning period, the student still has not met the minimum requirements, their Title IV aid will be suspended, and they must appeal. If the appeal is approved, the next term the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. If it is determined that the student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress will not meet the minimum requirements in the next term, an academic plan must be created to ensure they will meet the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements by the time determined in the academic plan. These percentages have been carefully calculated such that at the end of the maximum published length of each program (based on number of credit hours), the student has either completed their program or is no longer eligible for Title IV aid.
The Accelerated BSN, Upper Division, Weekend Evening, and CRNA programs accept at a minimum the required prerequisite transfer courses for admission. Courses not needed for admission are not entered into the calculation of attempted hours.
Classes with grades of A, A-, B, B-, B+, C , C+, D, P, S, TR are earned hours, and will count toward the GPA.
Classes with grades of A, A-, B, B-, B+, C , C+, D, F, I, P, S, TR, U, W, WX will count toward attempted hours.
Classes with grades of AU will not count toward attempted hours.
Financial Aid Warning- A student who fails to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress, will be placed on FA Warning but can continue to receive Title IV funding. These students will need to meet with their Financial Aid Counselor during their Warning term as well. If at the end of the warning period, Satisfactory Academic Progress is not met, the student will be suspended, and will need to submit an appeal as to why, and how they plan to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of the next term.
Students who are placed on Financial Aid Warning will be required to meet with their Financial Aid Counselor. When SAP is run, the individual will add the requirement XXSPWN (AY SAP Warn) to RRAAREQ and will email the FA Counselors to inform them of the students at a WARN status. The FA Counselor will contact the student to schedule an initial appointment with the student for early in the term and note this on RHACOMM using the SAP category. The FA Counselor will use the SAP Warning form to document the meeting and use the SAP category on RHACOMM to also leave a comment. The FA Counselor will refer the student to the appropriate SAAC Coordinator and will attach a copy of the form and notes in an email to the coordinator. A second meeting will be scheduled for about a month later into the term. The requirement on RRAAREQ will then be changed from “R” to “N.” While remote, the form will be stored in the Financial Aid SharePoint site between the initial and second meeting. At the second meeting, additional notes will be documented on the SAP Warning form and by using the SAP category on RHACOMM. The form will then be filed in the student’s financial aid file. The requirement is then satisfied on RRAAREQ.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal- If the student is unable to meet the above-mentioned requirements (GPA, Pace, Maximum time frame) they may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Office. The appeal must explain why the student failed to make Satisfactory Academic Progress and what has changed in their situation that will allow them to make satisfactory academic progress at the next evaluation (the next term). While there is no limit on the amount of appeals a student may submit for any time they fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress, they cannot have the same reason twice. The student must have a unique situation that has prevented them from meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements (Car accident, death in immediate family, pregnancy, serious illness, etc.).
Financial Aid Probation- If after successfully appealing, the student will be placed on probation if it is determined they will be able to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements in the next term. The student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements at the end of the probationary term. If the student fails to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, they will be suspended from receiving Title IV aid, whereby they must appeal again (using a new reason for appeal).
Academic Plan- If the student is unable to meet the above-mentioned requirements (GPA, Pace, Maximum time frame) at the end of the subsequent term following the Satisfactory Academic Progress evaluation (when the student is on probation), the student will be required to be placed on an academic plan. This plan may detail the student successfully meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress criteria for a certain time period or all the way through until graduation. If the student fails to meet the requirements outlined in the academic plan, their financial aid may be suspended. Students must also appeal to change their plan. They must explain what has happened to make the change necessary and how they will be able to make academic progress.
Regaining Title IV Eligibility-If a student has been denied an appeal, or academic plan, the student can regain eligibility only by taking action that brings them into compliance with the school’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. Such examples may include taking a specified number of hours in a certain term, and paying out of pocket, or alternative funding. Once the student has then re-met the Satisfactory Academic Progress criteria, they may regain Title IV eligibility.
Readmission & Treatment of Academic amnesty/renewal- If the student previously attended GSON but were academically dismissed and they are re-admitted, all previous coursework will be included in both the attempted and GPA portions of the calculation. If this previous coursework causes the student to lose Financial Aid eligibility, they may appeal this.
Repeated coursework – Students must repeat all courses for which a “D” or “F” is earned. Only the grade earned after a course is repeated will be used to compute the GPA. Even though a student may repeat a failed course and earn a higher grade, the original failure is not negated and is a failure when considering academic dismissals. All repeated courses affect financial aid SAP calculations. Regardless of whether the student received financial aid or not, all repeated coursework must be counted as attempted credits. The grade earned in the repeated course is the grade that determines the student’s cumulative grade point average.
In order to receive federal financial aid funds for a repeat of a course, a previously passed course may be repeated only ONE time, and the student may receive Title IV federal funds for a repeated course only the one time. Any subsequent repeats of a course will not be counted in the student's enrollment level for Title IV funds.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education will not permit the school to count in a student's financial aid enrollment level a course that does not count toward the student's declared degree plan and program completion requirements at that school. This includes transfer classes and exploratory classes.
Second Degrees- Students whose program requires a bachelor’s degree (Accelerated, MSN), at a minimum we will accept transfer hours needed for admission.
Degree changes- If a student changes programs i.e. Accelerated to Upper Division, the hours needed for the new program are also taken into consideration.
Withdrawals- If a student withdraws from a course after the add/drop period for that particular course, the hours are still counted as attempted.
Remedial Coursework- GSON does not offer remedial coursework; therefore, we do not have a policy on how remedial coursework is treated.
Grade Changes- If the student’s grade has been overturned due to an approved appeal after we have run this progress evaluation, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office for consideration.
Proof of immunizations is legal documentation from a hospital, clinic, physician, etc. Records from your high school or your own handwritten notes are not considered acceptable — the only exception to that is for Varicella (Chickenpox). Immunizations are available locally to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College students at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Occupational Health. Call 314.454.7002. Prices are subject to change. Proof of immunizations is required for the following immunizations or titers for:
- MMR - Measles (Rubeola), Mumps and Rubella (German Measles)
- MMR vaccination is available at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Occupational Health for $45. Female students who have been pregnant would have had a Rubella titer drawn as part of their prenatal record; Rubella Titer is available for $40. Measles (Rubeola) titer is available for $32. Mumps Titer is available for $31.
- For the MMR requirement, you must either show proof of one (1) MMR shot or titer results showing immunization to Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
- Hepatitis B (three-shot series)
- The three-shot series takes six months to complete. You must have the first shot by the deadline, second shot 30 days after the first shot (if your 2nd shot is due prior to the start of term, you must upload proof of your 2nd shot before the start of the term) and the third shot five months after the second shot. You must update your shot record on your certified background/magnus account with the dates of all three shots immediately after you complete each shot. Vaccination is $55 per shot. You may want to check with your local health department to see if a free vaccination is available.
- Must show proof of a tetanus-diphtheria shot completed within the past 10 years. Available for $20. We will also accept the Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis vaccine (Tdap, Dtap).
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Please provide date of disease, date of titer or date of vaccination – a medical record is not required for Varicella. If you are unsure whether you have had Varicella in the past or not, a Varicella titer is available for $55. If Titer is negative, Varivax vaccination is available for $75.
- Seasonal Flu Shot
- Please mail or fax a copy of a current seasonal flu shot record to the Admissions Office.
- Influenza (flu) vaccination is mandatory for new and enrolled GSON nursing students. For students beginning their program of study in the fall term, documentation of vaccination is required at the time of admission. For students beginning their programs of study in the spring or summer term, note that flu vaccination is required in the fall term (during flu season). Again, it is a requirement for all GSON nursing students to take the flu vaccine in their first fall term and each fall term of their enrollment.
- COVID-19 Vaccination
- As a part of the admissions process and per the BJC Employee Immunization Policy, new students beginning their program of study and all enrolled GSON nursing students must document the completion of COVID-19 vaccination no later than 15 days prior to the start of the term and be compliant 45 days after the beginning of the term. This information must be uploaded into CastleBranch showing that complete COVID-19 vaccination has taken place.
It is expected that students maintain these vaccinations while enrolled at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.
As an institution that receives Federal Financial Aid, we are required to provide our students with voter registration information. Below please find links to Federal, Missouri and Illinois voter registration websites.
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Laptops and smart phones have become a must-have tool in today’s academic environment. They enhance the student experience and promote the creation of an academic learner-centered environment by bringing more options and resources to the student.
To successfully use teaching and learning systems, GSON created this policy based primarily on the following reasons:
- Technology literacy is critical and an advantage in most jobs our students will get
- Immediate course content access enhances the student experience
- Laptops allow the students to take online exams and quizzes and faculty can provide more timely feedback
- Access to content, coursework and quizzes from a tranquil, quiet place outside GSON can improve concentration and learning
- Social media and collaboration tools contribute to the success of the team activities
- Freedom for students to choose a device that fits their needs or budget
- Computer room size and availability is a challenge during finals, and this provides more options
- Secure access to BJC accounts and email requires Dual factor authentication
- Rave emergency alert system requires a smart cell phone number to send alerts
- Goldfarb School of Nursing requires that all students own a laptop and a smartphone. Both the laptop and the smartphone must have access to the Internet at the school, and outside the school.
- It is the student’s responsibility to ensure proper Internet access outside GSON, that their phone and laptop are functional and, always capable to connect to the Internet through the appropriate network.
- All students must enroll their phone in Authenticator to securely access GSON resources and optionally, install the free Authenticator Mobile app. GSON will enroll the student’s cellphone number in RAVE so the students can receive alerts.
GSON doesn’t endorse any specific model but does require that all students have a laptop and a smartphone. The IS team will do its best to assist with technical issues but ultimately the students are responsible for their own devices. Personal computers (PCs) are an acceptable substitute for home use and the same minimum recommendation as the laptops should be applied.
Recommended Laptop Specifications.
We recommend laptops instead of notebooks, Chromebooks or tablets. Some notebooks may work but they could make access to some resources challenging if not impossible.
Any laptop that was purchased in the last two years should be good enough but check the MINIMUM recommended hardware below for a better experience:
|Processor||Intel i5 7th Gen or better|
|RAM||16 GB (32GB preferred)|
|Hard Drive||256 GB (larger capacity and/or solid state preferred)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 or OS X Sierra (10.11) with the latest patches|
|Software||Up to date Antivirus (Windows Defender minimum)
|Network||Wireless card or USB|
|Min Screen Size||14”|
|Battery life||More than 4 hours|
|Camera and Microphone||Built-in or external webcam with microphone required for certain online exams|
|Backup||GSON will provide MS OneDrive license during the active enrollment of the student|
Goldfarb will provide the students with an Office365 web license that includes Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, etc. It is recommended not to purchase Microsoft Office when buying a new laptop.
The students will need a good antivirus to protect their device from malware like viruses, worms, spyware, trojans, keyloggers and such. Windows Defender comes with Windows 10 and it is the minimum requirement. The antivirus software should be configured to receive automatic updates.
Most of the software the students will need will be in the Cloud and they will need the latest version of Chrome. Some other browsers will probably work but Chrome is the only one we test extensively with any upgrade.
Authenticator Mobile must be installed on a mobile device (smartphone preferred).
At College, the student will have access to the internet using the Guest wireless network. At home, the student is expected to have adequate Internet connectivity (more than 1 Mbps) to access academic resources, attend conference calls/lectures, or take online exams, among other things.
We will provide limited support to personal devices since we don’t have the expertise (especially with Macs and tablets) or infrastructure to support everything is out in the market. We will assist with network connectivity and some basic user-level troubleshooting. Hardware or more complex support must be handled through the manufacturer or some other third-party computer services vendor. It is a good idea to have an extended warranty that covers your laptop while you are at GSON.
Always, save your course files in OneDrive and if possible, synchronize them with a copy on your laptop, that way you will be able to work offline and if your laptop breaks, most, if not all your work will be safe.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College seeks to maintain an atmosphere conducive to the pursuit of learning and to a healthy and wholesome social environment. The College considers its students to be adults who will comply with its alcohol and other drug policy and federal, state and local law regulating alcohol and drug use. Any student who violates this policy will be subject to the full range of corrective action, up to and including dismissal
The College, however, attempts to educate members of the College community as to the health risks associated with alcohol and drugs and the effects of alcohol and drug use and abuse on themselves, their families, their friends, and their colleagues. The College also tries to teach students to be responsible for their behavior and make them aware of the effects of their behavior on others within and outside of the College community.
The College provides confidential counseling services for alcohol and drug-related problems where needed. Students desiring assistance should contact the Academic and Student Support Services Department. Students who initiate self-referral through the Academic and Student Support Services Department will not be disciplined for utilizing this service. The information shared will remain confidential. Students who are referred by school administrators may be subject to disciplinary action due to performance or safety-related issues.
A student convicted of any criminal drug statute violation, including DWI, is required to notify school administrators no later than five days after such conviction occurs. School administrators will report such convictions to the appropriate federal agencies as required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
In the State of Missouri, the legal drinking age is 21. Furnishing alcohol to a minor is also a punishable criminal offense. Violation of the Missouri drinking law can result in increased fines and incarceration. A conviction for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can also result in fines in excess of $500, community service, mandatory treatment programs, license revocation and/or incarceration.
In the State of Missouri, it is also illegal to be involved with controlled substances, including prescription drugs obtained or used contrary to the prescription. Violation of the Missouri drug laws also may result in incarceration and substantial fines.
The College voluntarily complies with the substantive provisions of the federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994, which prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by all students on the property of the College or as part of any educational program or activity.
Federal law contains other laws regulating drugs and controlled substances. Under federal law, illegal possession of a controlled substance can result in a fine of at least $1,000 and up to one-year imprisonment for a first offense. Penalties increase when an offender has been convicted of prior drug-related offenses. Illegal possession of a controlled substance can also result in the forfeiture of property, civil fines, and the loss of federal benefits. Trafficking controlled substances can also lead to substantial fines and lengthy prison sentences, including life in prison. A conviction for violation of federal drug laws may also result in loss of federal aid for financing education.
Abuse of alcohol and use of drugs is harmful to one’s physical, mental and social well-being. Accidents and injuries are more likely to occur if alcohol and drugs are used. Alcohol and drug users can lose resistance to disease and destroy their health. Tolerance and psychological dependence can develop after sustained use of drugs.
More specifically, the major categories of drugs are listed below and include the significant health risks of each.
- Amphetamines: Physical dependency, heart problems, infections, malnutrition and death may result from continued high doses of amphetamines
- Narcotics: Chronic use of narcotics can cause lung damage, convulsions, respiratory paralysis and death
- Depressants: These drugs, such as tranquilizers and alcohol, can produce slowed reactions, slowed heart rate, damage to liver and heart, respiratory arrest, convulsions and accidental overdoses
- Hallucinogens: These drugs may cause psychosis, convulsions, coma and psychological dependency
College Regulation of Alcohol
Students are prohibited from being under the influence of alcohol while on College property or attending College-sponsored or College-financed functions or while holding themselves out as representatives of the College. Under the influence of alcohol is defined as displaying behavior such as staggering, glassy eyes, a strong odor of banned substances, incoherence, lack of judgment, unconsciousness (passed out), or other behaviors which indicate the use or influence of alcohol.
College Regulation of Other Drugs
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College prohibits the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, sale, transfer, or use of any illicit or illegal drug or controlled substance, including without limitation, marijuana and cannabis-derived material, opium and its derivatives, hallucinogens, amphetamines or methamphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine or crack and prescription medications illegally obtained. Any student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary procedures. Any illicit/illegal drugs, or controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, will be confiscated by the College. Prescription drugs not used in conformity with the prescription are considered illicit or illegal drugs under this policy. The college cooperates with local law enforcement in these matters.
All drugs and drug paraphernalia will be confiscated by the College and turned over to law officials. Any student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary procedures. The college cooperates with local law enforcement in these matters.
Students are prohibited from being under the influence of drugs while on College property or attending College-sponsored or College-financed functions or while holding themselves out as representatives of the College. Under the influence of drugs is defined as displaying behavior such as staggering, glassy eyes, a strong odor of banned substances, incoherence, lack of judgment, unconsciousness (passed out), or other behaviors which indicate the use or influence of drugs.
Marijuana, for recreational or medicinal use, is illegal under federal law. Any college or university that receives federal funds must prohibit the unlawful possession and use of illegal drugs, including marijuana. Even where otherwise permitted under local or state law, recreational or medicinal marijuana use, possession or influence on the College premises or at College events is prohibited. Testing positive for marijuana, including medical marijuana, may result in disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.
Pre-Admission Screening: In an effort to maintain a drug and alcohol-free environment, applicants who receive a conditional acceptance to the College will be subject to drug testing as part of the pre-admission health screening.
“For Cause” Testing: Detailed guidelines are available through the Academic and Student Support Services Department relating to testing when an administrator/faculty/staff suspect drug or alcohol-related impairment or unauthorized use on the job or clinical.
Testing in the Event of Accident/Injury: College Administrators may conduct testing in the case of an accident and/or injury.
Testing in the event of medication administration/handling discrepancy: College Administrators may conduct testing in the case of the improper documentation of narcotics.
Right to Inspect
College administrators may at any time inspect a student’s locker, lunchbox, or other personal property when any of these are on Barnes-Jewish College property. In addition, College administrators may inspect the person of any student whom it reasonably believes to be in violation of this policy. College Administrators also may at any time inspect any vehicle on Barnes-Jewish College property if the administrator/faculty/staff member has reasonable cause to suspect that the vehicle is involved in the use, storage, distribution or sale of alcohol or illegal drugs.
Consequences for ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG Policy Violation
Violations of the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy will be addressed pursuant to the discipline procedures. Along with any other appropriate sanctions, consequences of a violation of the College Alcohol and Other Drug policy may include one or more of the following:
- Required attendance and completion of a drug or alcohol education course
- Treatment program satisfactory to the College
- Required periodic alcohol and drug screening
- Reporting the matter to appropriate law enforcement authorities, which, in any event, may be required in some cases involving violations of federal, state, or local alcohol or drug-related laws
- Disciplinary fines and sanctions up to and including dismissal from the College which will effectuate appropriate resolution
- Disciplinary probation which could result in extra-curricular activity suspension, including athletics
A student may be required to present a statement of successful or continued successful participation in drug or alcohol rehabilitation satisfactory to the College and further drug and alcohol screening as a condition of continued enrollment. The cost of such rehabilitation, including communications between the drug or alcohol rehabilitation provider and the College and all drug and alcohol screenings, is the responsibility of the student.
As permitted by law, the College also reserves the right to release information about alcohol or drug-related disciplinary violations to parents of students.