Goldfarb School of Nursing

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The foundation of Goldfarb School of Nursing goes back to 1902 with the formation of Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, where the school was dedicated to learning and health caring of the diverse community, irrespective of caste, culture or religion. GSN is also the first nursing school, accredited by the National League of Nursing. The school further expanded to a college in 1990, known as Goldfarb School of Nursing Barnes-Jewish College and started offering associate, bachelor, and master degrees in nursing and allied health programs.

The bachelor and master degree programs of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College are fully accredited by the national accrediting agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Regionally, the school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). It has also received the approval from the Missouri Coordinator Board for Higher Education (MCBHE).

Academic Programs

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College has prepared curriculum of its education program in such way to provide excellence in nursing education, which can provide students knowledge and skills that are essential to the present nursing demands. The undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students can avail diverse range of degree programs in nursing, including:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is especially provided to prepare the students at the baccalaureate level (BSN) for caring hospital based patients and communities at large in a variety of health care settings.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is Master Level education, which requires development of analytical skills, convert learned theory into practice and conduct of research. The graduating students are fully prepared to bear the responsibility of complex professional roles in a variety of settings including, advanced nursing practice, management and leadership role and nursing education.

Doctor of Nursing Practice/Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (DNP/PhD) offered by the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is only of its kind, where the program combines practice and research aspects from both degrees, which prepares  students to become “practice scientists.”


Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
4483 Duncan Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110- 314-454-7055