Where am I?
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 to complete the bachelor's of science in nursing.
As a Fontbonne student, you will complete 55 credit hours of prerequisite and general education coursework. Upon completion of your first semester with a 3.0 grade point average, you may apply for admission to the nursing program at Barnes-Jewish College. Because this is a popular program, there may be a waiting period before admission. If accepted, you will complete your remaining prerequisistes at Fontbonne (a total of 55 credits) – 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, composed 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. Students complete their clinical experiences at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center and other BJC HealthCare hospitals and St. Louis area health care facilities.
To further complete an RN, eligible graduates must also pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).
What can I do with my nursing 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.
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.