Where am I?
At Fontbonne University, we want to maximize your college experience with an opportunity to earn your bachelor of science in nursing. The partnership between Fontbonne University and Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College allows you to complete your first two years of college at Fontbonne and then seamlessly transfer your credit into a nursing program.
As a Fontbonne student, you will complete a 55 credit hour foundation of prerequisite general education coursework. Upon completion of your first semester and with a 3.0 grade point average, you may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Upper Division Option at Barnes-Jewish College. Once accepted, you will complete your remaining three semesters at Fontbonne – and provided you have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 – you will transfer to earn your BSN. Each school retains its own tuition rates and separate financial aid packages.
At Barnes-Jewish College, you will go on to complete a full time, five-term program, comprised of 66 credit hours of nursing coursework. Daytime classes are held during summer, fall and spring terms. Students must be available a minimum of 30-40 hours per week, for course work and simulation labs during the day or evenings and for clinical experiences during days, evenings and/or weekends. Clinical experiences are completed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, as well as other area health care facilities. Eligible graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse.
Our professors are knowledgeable and committed to your success. Our small class sizes, open door policy for students, and liberal arts curriculum help ensure that you receive an outstanding education.
This partnership is designed to produce care givers who possess technical expertise coupled with strong communication and problem-solving skills. Additionally, you reap all the benefits and resources of two institutions of higher education.
What can I do with my degree?
When you complete your bachelor’s in nursing, you will be prepared to care for patients and their families in hospitals, the community, and a variety of other settings, as well as to pursue higher degrees in nursing.
Fontbonne University is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Through our core curriculum, students learn how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. No matter what career path you choose, an education from Fontbonne will give you the tools to succeed in both work and life.
How can I find out more?
(314) 889-1400 or (800) 205-5862