Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing is a private college in Saint Louis, Missouri. The college is part of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and features an open admission/open enrollment policy. The college was initially founded in 1902 as the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing and the first nursing school in the United States to be accredited by the National League of Nursing. Founded in 1955, the Barnes Hospital School of Nursing would eventually merge with the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing. The college is now a nationally-recognized educational facility with advanced simulation labs and classrooms. The school also partners with the BJC HealthCare System to support the community and provide students with clinical experiences. 

The undergraduate nursing programs include an ADN program and several BSN programs. The college offers a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. The RN to BSN program is offered entirely online and designed to be completed in 12 months, while the accelerated and traditional BSN programs include traditional classroom learning. The graduate-level programs include an MSN, DNP, and PhD program. The MSN program includes six areas of concentration, including Nurse Anesthesia and Nurse Educator. The Associate degree program is accredited by the ACEN, while the other programs are accredited by the CCNE.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students633
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Master's degree 0 31
Bachelor's degree 50 326
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - other 0 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1995 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1995 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
05/25/2004 - Current


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Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-
Graduate courses
In District Students$794/credit
In State Students$794/credit
Out of State Students$794/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 -- -- --
ADN 70 -- -- --
BSN 125 -- -- --
FNP 50 $39,700 $39,700 $39,700
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

No Info Available

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing
4483 Duncan Avenue, Mailstop 90-36-697
Saint Louis, MO 63110

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