Barnes College of Nursing and Health Studies

http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/nursing/


Faculty

Connie K. Koch, Clinical Associate Professor*, Interim Dean
Ed.D., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Roberta K. Lee, Hubert C. Moog Endowed Professor of Nursing*,
Dr. PH, University of Texas-Houston
Jerry D. Durham, Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, Professor*
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Shirley A. Martin, Dean Emerita, Professor Emerita*
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Jean Bachman, Associate Professor*
D.S.N., University of Alabama
Anne Fish, Associate Professor*
Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ruth L. Jenkins, Associate Professor*
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Kuei-Hsiang Hsueh, Assistant Professor*
Ph.D., University of Arizona
Kimberly Stieglitz, Assistant Professor*
D.N.S., Rush University
Nancy Magnuson, Student Health Administrator and Clinical Professor
DSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Judith Maserang, Clinical Professor*, Extended Learning Director
Ph.D, Saint Louis University
Mary Jo Stralka, Clinical Professor*
Ph.D., PNP Saint Louis University
Dottye Akerson, Clinical Associate Professor
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Lee Ann Blue, Clinical Associate Professor
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Wilma Calvert, Clinical Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Peggy A. Ellis, Clinical Associate Professor*, MSN Program Director
Ph.D., ANP, FNP, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Susann Farberman, Clinical Associate Professor
M.Ed., PNP, Washington University
Gail Rea, Clinical Associate Professor
Ph.D., St. Louis University
Sandy Lindquist, Clinical Associate Professor*
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Cynthia Mitchell, Clinical Associate Professor
MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia
Teri Murray, Clinical Associate Professor*, BSN Program Director
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Donna Bridgman Musser, Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri -St. Louis
Dawn Garzon, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSN, PNP, University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Deborah Kiel, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSN, Saint Louis University
Susan M. Kendig, Clinical Assistant Professor,
MSN, WNP, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Melodie Rowbotham, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Linda Sherman, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSN, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Jean Nelson, Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Yakima Young-Shields, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSN, ANP, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Carol W. Trotter, Adjunct Assistant Professor**
RNC, Ph.D., NNP
Lyn Vargo, Adjunct Assistant Professor**
Ph.D., RNC, MSN, NNP
* Members of Graduate Faculty

**Affiliated Adjunct Faculty

General Information

Barnes College of Nursing  & Health Studies offers nursing studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Knowledge and skills needed to complete the professional licensure examination to become a registered nurse are available through a basic baccalaureate option. Nurses who have obtained their basic nursing education through associate degree or diploma nursing programs may complete the B.S.N. completion option without repetition of previous nursing education. The master of science in nursing program is offered in cooperation with the School of Nursing at University of Missouri-Kansas City. The Ph.D. in Nursing is offered in cooperation with the Schools of Nursing at University of Missouri- Columbia and Kansas City. Admission to the Ph.D. is available at the post B.S.N. and M.S.N. levels.

Undergraduate Studies

The Barnes College of Nursing provides course work leading to the Bachelor of Science in nursing. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Missouri Board of Nursing. The undergraduate program offers two means for achieving the bachelorís degree in nursing: studies that are preparatory for completion of the professional nurse licensure examination (pre-licensure track) and advanced placement for the professional registered nurse without repetition of fundamental nursing courses (RN/BSN track). An accelerated prelicensure option is available for qualified persons who hold earned degrees in nonnursing fields, for outstanding students who have completed all prescribed general education and science course work, and for highly motivated, qualified high school graduates. Baccalaureate students meeting admission criteria may participate in the Pierre Laclede Honors College.

Admission Policies

Basic Baccalaureate

First-time freshman or students with fewer than 24 college credits:

  • Admission to the university (see Undergraduate Admission and Application Procedure section in this Bulletin).
  • Cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale).
  • High school rank in upper third of graduating class.
  • GED score, if applicable.
  • ACT composite score of 21 or higher.
  • Basic computer literacy prior to beginning  nursing courses required in nursing major.
  •   Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on 4.0 scale) required prior to beginning nursing courses required in nursing major.
  • Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours of general education course work applicable to BSN degree NS010, NS 2103(103) (or equivalent), and NS 2105(105) (or equivalent) prior to beginning nursing courses required in nursing major.

Students with 24 or more college credit hours:

  • Admission to the university (see Undergraduate Admission and Application Procedure section in this Bulletin).
  •   Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) on 24 transferable credits from an accredited college or university.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on 4.0 scale) required prior to beginning nursing courses required in nursing major.

Degree/Transfer Pathway to accelerated option

  • Admission to the university (see Undergraduate Admission and Application Procedure section in this Bulletin).
  • Baccalaureate or higher degree from regionally accredited college or university. Applicants not holding a baccalaureate degree must have completed 62 semester hours of general education academic credit before beginning the program, including prescribed course work, as evidenced by official transcript.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on 4.0 scale for students with baccalaureate or higher degree or 3.2 on a 4.0 scale for students not holding a baccalaureate degree.
  • Completion of all prerequisite general education and science courses for major in nursing with grade of C or higher.
  • Two letters of recommendation that address applicant's ability to be a self-directed learner.

Post High School Pathway to the accelerated option

  • Admission to the university (see Undergraduate Admission and Application Procedure section in this Bulletin).
  • ACT score of 24 or higher
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.2 on 4.0 scale.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation that address applicantís ability to be a self-directed learner
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on 4.0 scale on general education coursework prior to beginning nursing courses
  • Completion of all prerequisite general education and science courses for the nursing major with grade of C or better.
  • Completion of at least 45 semester hours of designated general education credits at UM-St. Louis, including credit earned through advanced standing.
  • Basic computer literacy prior to beginning nursing courses required in nursing major.

Honors pathway

  • Meet all requirements for admission to the traditional four-year option.
  • Apply to the Pierre Laclede Honors College.

Admission to Nursing Clinicals requirements

  • Basic computer literacy prior to beginning nursing courses required in nursing major.
  • Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours of general education course work applicable to BSN degree and NS 0100(010), NS 2103(103)(or equivalent) prior to beginning nursing courses required in nursing major.

RN/BSN

  • Admission to the university (see Undergraduate Admission and Application Procedure section in this Bulletin.
  • Graduate of either an accredited diploma or associate degree program in nursing.
  • Evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse with eligibility for licensure in Missouri.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale)* on all previous college-level course work. (excluding nursing coursework)
  • Minimum of 30 academic hours of college credit applicable to a degree.
  • *Cumulative GPA of 3.0 required of individuals seeking accelerated access to MSN option.

Students are required to furnish their own transportation to and from campus and clinical agencies. Students must have automobile access for all community experiences through the program. For specific information regarding the B.S.N. degree program, contact Nursing Student Services and Records office at (314) 516-6066 or 1-888-NURSEUM or http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/nursing.

Credit by Transfer and Examination
Credit may be granted for selected general studies. See Admission and Application Procedure section in this Bulletin for credit information. 

Degree Requirements
The bachelor of science in nursing degree requires comprehensive course work in general education and nursing.  Basic undergraduate nursing course work includes theory, on-campus laboratory and clinical activities. Clinical experiences require weekday, evening, and/or weekend commitments. Full-time study in the prelicensure baccalaureate track can be completed in four academic years. The prelicensure accelerated track requires full-time study and can be completed in 15 months. RN/BSN course work is offered at selected metropolitan sites, on-campus, and by Internet. Clinical activities are community-based and may be completed in the student's home community. 

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Undergraduate nursing majors may not take required related area general education or nursing courses on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. 

Support Course Requirements
Nursing majors must complete all general education requirements of the university as outlined in this Bulletin (see Undergraduate Studies, General Education Requirements). 

In addition to meeting the university's general education requirements, the following specific courses must be completed prior to initiation of the nursing major. See a curriculum planning guide for specific courses and proper sequencing.

1) Natural science course work
Biology 1131(113), Human Physiology and Anatomy I
Biology 1141(114), Human Physiology and Anatomy II
Biology 1162(116), General Microbiology
Chem 1052(5), Chemistry for Health Professions (or equivalent)

2) Behavioral science course work
Psych 1003(3), General Psychology
Psych 1268(268), Human Growth and Behavior
Econ 1000(40), Introduction to American Economy (or equivalent)

3) Humanities
Phil 2256(156), Bioethics (or equivalent)

4) Nursing
Nursing 0100, Orientation to Nursing
Nursing 2103(103), Nutrition and Health (or equivalent)
Nursing 2105(105), Communication in the Nursing Profession (or equivalent)
Nursing 3799(373), Quantitative Analysis in the Health Sciences (or equivalent)

Nursing Course Work Requirements

Prelicensure
3101(101), Nursing and Health*
3106(106), Assessment of Clients in Health and Illness*
3110(110), Pathophysiological Bases of Nursing Practice
3111(111), Pharacotherapeutics in Nursing Practice
3205(205), Adult Health Nursing I*
3206(206), Adult Health Nursing II*
3807(207), Nursing Research
3214(214), Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing*
3215(215), Nursing of Women and Childbearing Families*
3216(216), Child and Family Health Nursing*
3817(217), Information Systems Utilized in Health Care
4300(300), Community Health Nursing*
3804(304), Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Nursing Practice
3808(308), Management and Leadership in Nursing
4310(310), Senior Synthesis*

RN/BSN
3900(200), Dimensions of Professional Nursing
3807(207), Nursing Research (or equivalent)
3817(217), Information Systems Utilized in Health Care*
3920(220), Health Assessment*
4901(301), Family and Community Nursing*
4905(305), Values in Professional Nursing
3808(308), Management and Leadership in Nursing
4911(311) ,Synthesis in Nursing Practice*
* Includes a laboratory and/or clinical component

Bachelor of Health Sciences with Emphasis in Clinical Laboratory Science or Cytotechnology
The bachelor of health science degree (B.H.S.) is designed to prepare students for two career areas: clinical laboratory science (CLS) and cytotechnology (CT).  The B.H.S. combines course work taken at UM-St. Louis with clinical courses through Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health. 

The clinical laboratory science program prepares students to perform analytical tests on body fluids, cells and products.  The students will learn to identify possible discrepancies in data, confirm abnormal results, and develop solutions to problems concerning the generation of laboratory data. 

The cytotechnology program prepares students to be knowledgeable about all of the normal cells from numerous body sites, as well as those changes encountered due to neoplasia, infectious agents, viruses, and other causative agents.  Graduates will be able to perform cytologic evaluations of body fluids, cells, and fine-needle aspirations. 

Courses in clinical laboratory science and cytotechnology are offered for students who are pursuing a career in one of these fields.  Students develop a program of studies through the bachelor of health sciences degree. 

The following courses are offered in this area through the Barnes College of Nursing and Health Studies.  These courses are not acceptable for graduate credit:

Clinical Laboratory Science:
Courses (specific course or distribution area and credits): 

Humanities (9)  

State requirement (3):
Bio 1811(011) Intro Biology I (5)
Bio 1131(113), Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
Bio 1141(114), Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
Bio 2482(216), Microbiology (3)
Bio 2483(218), Microbiology Lab (2)
Bio 4842(317), Immunobiology (3)
Bus 1800(103), Comp and Info Systems (3)
Bus 3600(210), Mgt & Org Behavior (3)
Chem 1111(11), Intro to Chemistry I (5)
Chem 1121(12), Intro to Chemistry II (5)
Chem 2223(122), Quantitative Analysis (3)
Chem 2612(261), Organic Chemistry I (3)
Chem 2622(262), Organic Chemistry II (3)
Com 1030(30) or 1040(40), Interpersonal Com or Public Speaking (3)
Eng 1100(010), English Comp (3)
Math 1035(35), Trigonometry (2)
NS 3110(110), Patho Bases of Nrsg Practice (3)
Psy 1003(003), General Psychology
Psy 2268(268), Growth & Development
Soc 1010(10), Intro to Sociology

Clinical Requirements:
Bio 4810(303a), Issues and Trends in Role Development (3)
Bio 4010(303b), Clinical Bacteriology (3)
Bio 4110(303c), Bacteriology Practicum (4)
Bio 4250(303d), Parasitology and Mycology (2)
Bio 4410(303e), Clinical Immunology (2)
Bio 4450(303f), Immunology Practicum (1)
Bio 4510(303g), Immunohematology (3)
Bio 4550(303h), Immunohematology Practicum (3)
Bio 4601(303i), Hematology (4)
Bio 4661(303j), Hematology Practicum (3)
Bio 4701(303k), Clinical Chemistry (3)
Bio 4750(303l), Chemistry Practicum (4)
Bio 3807(393), Research Methods Health Sciences (3)

Cytotechnology:
Courses (specific courses of distribution area and credits):

Humanities (9):

State requirement (3)
Bio 1811(011), Intro Biology I (5)
Bio 1131(113), Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
Bio 1141(114), Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
Bio 1162(116), General Microbiology (4)
Bio 118, General Microbiology Lab (4)
Bio 3631(234), Histology and Microtech (5)
Bio 4842(317), Immunobiology (3)
Bus 1800(103), (or CIS 1010(101) Intro to Computers (3)
Bus 3600(210), Mgt & Org Behavior (3)
Chem 1111(11), Intro to Chemistry I (5)
Chem 1121(12), Intro to Chemistry II (5)
Chem 2612(261), Organic Chemistry I (3)
Com 1030 (30) or 1040(40), Interpersonal or Public Speaking (3)
Eng 1100(010), English Comp (3)
Eng 3130(213), Technical Writing (3) OR Eng 3160(216) Writing in the Sciences (3)
Math 1030(30), College Algebra (3)
Math 1035(35), Trigonometry (2)
NS 3110(110), Pathophysiological Bases of Nursing Practice (3)
Psy  1003(003), General Psychology
Psy 1268(268), Growth and Development
Soc 1010(10), Intro to Sociology (3)

Clinical requirements:
HS 4000(302a), Intro to Cytology (3)
HS 4100(302b), Female Genital Tract I (4)
HS 4200(302c), Female Genital Tract II (3)
HS 4300(302d), Processing Lab (2)
HS 4400(302e), Respiratory and Order (3)
HS 4600(302f), Body Fluid Cytology (3)
HS 4700(302g), Gastro Genitourinary Cytology (3)
HS 4800(302h), Fine Needle Aspiration (4)
HS 4900(302i), Adv Practices in Cytology (12)
HS 3520(302j), Leadership and Mgmt Cytology (3)
HS 3807(393), Research Methods Health Science (3)

Graduate Studies

Cooperative Graduate Programs in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

The College of Nursing at St. Louis, in cooperation with the School of Nursing at University of Missouri-Kansas City, offers graduate nursing studies in three areas of clinical specialization:

  • Health care of the adult.
  • Health care of children.
  • Health care of women.

This graduate program offers students three ways of completing the master of science in nursing degree: completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours with emphasis in the role of the nurse educator; completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours with emphasis in the role of the nurse leader of health systems; and completion of a minimum of 43 credit hours with emphasis in the role of advanced practice nurse (clinical nurse specialist or nurse practitioner). Those selecting the practitioner functional role option will be eligible to complete national certifying examinations. Opportunities are also available for completion of post M.S.N. requirements leading to eligibility for practitioner certification.
Graduates completing the clinical specialization or practitioner functional options are eligible for endorsement as advanced practice nurses in Missouri.

Admission Requirements

Nurse Educator:

  • B.S.N. from an accredited nursing program or B.S.N. program comparable to UM-St. Louis College of Nursing and Health Studies  B.S.N. degree.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  • Current professional licensure with eligibility for licensure in Missouri.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate descriptive and inferential statistics course.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate health assessment course or equivalent
  • Computer literacy.
  • Basic cardiac life support certification

Nursing Leadership of Health Systems

  • B.S.N. from an accredited nursing program or B.S.N. program comparable to UM-St. Louis College of Nursing and Health Studies B.S.N. Program
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Current professional licensure with eligibility for licensure in Missouri
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate descriptive and inferential statistics course
  • Computer literacy
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate health assessment course or equivalent.
  • Basic cardiac life support certification

Advanced Practice Nurse (Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner)

  • B.S.N. from accredited nursing program or B.S.N. program comparable to UM-St. Louis College of Nursing and Health Studies B.S.N. Program
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Current professional licensure with eligibility for licensure in Missouri
  • Basic cardiac life support certification
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate descriptive and inferential statistics course
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate health assessment course
  • Computer literacy

The Nurse Practitioner option also requires:

  • Two letters of reference
  • Narrative outlining goals.
  • Two years of clinical experience with chosen population

Availability of clinical resources may limit the number of applicants accepted to the practitioner option.

Degree Requirements

Nurse Educator
6104, Values and Diversity in Health Care
6106(406), Policy, Organization, and Financing of Health Care
6309(409NE), Role of the Nurse Educator
6140(410), Health Promotion Across the Life Span
6111(411), Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
6112(412), Nursing Research Methods
6114(114), Evidenced-Based Nursing
6320(420), Nursing Program and Curriculum Development
6321(421), Instructional Strategies in Nursing Education
6952(452), Synthesis Practicum
Educ 6410(410), The Adult Learner
Ed Rem 6707(420), Classroom Measurement and Evaluation OR
Ed Rem 6709(421), Educational and Psychological Measurement

Nursing Leadership of Health Systems
N6104 Values and Diversity in Health Care
6106(406), Policy, Organization and Financing of Health  Care
6409(409NL), Role of the Nurse Leader
6140(410), Health Promotion Across the Life Span
6111(411), Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
6112(412), Nursing Research Methods
6114(414), Evidenced Based Nursing
6425(425), Managed Care Services
6426(426), Health Resources Management
6428(428), Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership
6952(452), Synthesis Practicum

Elective from Nursing, Business, or Managerial Decision Making and Informatics

Advanced Practice Nurse (Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner)
6104 Values and Diversity in Health Care
6106(406),  Policy, Organization and Financing of Health  Care
6509(409NS/NP), Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist/  Nurse Practitioner
6140(410), Health Promotion Across the Life Span
6111(411), Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
6112(412), Nursing Research Methods
6114(414), Evidence Based Nursing
6518(418), Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice
6524(424), Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice
6520(427), Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
6730(439), Adult Primary Care I: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice OR
6741(441), Family Health I: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice OR
6743(443), Child Health I: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice OR
6746(446), Womenís Health I: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice OR
6740(440), Adult Primary Care II: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice OR
6742(442), Family Health II: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice OR
6744(444), Child Health II: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice OR
6747(447), Women's Health II: Diagnosis & Management in Advanced Nursing Practice
6954(454A), Advanced Practice Nursing: Internship I
6955(454B), Advanced Practice Nursing: Internship II

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
The Ph.D. in nursing program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis affords students with academic, clinical, and research resources of the University of Missouri system through a cooperative arrangement with the Schools of Nursing in Kansas City and Columbia. 

Students receive a strong foundation in scientific inquiry with a focus on a clinically relevant area for scholarship and research, hands-on research skills, strategies to promote nursing scholarship, and knowledge of the discipline of nursing. The program provides knowledge in theories, research methods, and empirical findings related to nursing science and advanced nursing practice.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following:

  • Graduate of CCNE Baccalaureate program or equivalent with 3.2 minimum GPA (4.0) scale).
  • Graduate of CCNE Master's program or equivalent with 3.5 minimum GPA (4.0 scale).
  • GRE (composite score of 1500 or better desired).
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Original essay (37 pages) addressing doctoral study and research interests related to Health Promotion and Protection, Health Restoration and Support, and/or Health Care Systems.
  • Interview by invitation contingent on ranking related to above criteria.

Degree Requirements
While each program of study is individualized, B.S.N graduates complete a minimum of 72 hours of graduate-level course work that include a minimum of 12 hours for the dissertation. M.S.N. graduate course work which supports the chosen substantive area is individually evaluated to determine eligibility for transfer. The following defines the overall structure of the program:

Modes of Inquiry

Research and Inquiry, 8-16 hours external to the College of Nursing, such as advanced statistics, research design, computer applications, or philosophical foundations of science.

Nursing Research and Inquiry, 8-16 hours within the College of Nursing, such as advanced quantitative nursing research design, advanced qualitative nursing research design, health survey methods, issues in research design, doctoral seminar.

Dissertation, 12 hours.

Nursing Content Areas

Nursing Theory Analysis and Development, 8-16 hours within the College of Nursing which advances the chosen substantive area, such as conceptual structures, nursing practice models, theory development, theoretical foundations, doctoral seminar.

Nursing Applied Sciences, 8-16 hours within selected substantive area.

Collateral Support Courses, 12 hours external to the College of Nursing which support selected substantive area.


Professional Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau
The college is an official chapter--Nu Chi--of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Membership is offered by invitation to those students graduating the upper third of their class and to those recognized as outstanding community nursing leaders.

Student Nurses' Association
The College of Nursing is a constituent of the national Student Nurses' Association. The purpose of this organization is to provide a means for nursing students in the basic baccalaureate program the opportunity to connect with the nursing profession prior to licensure.

Black Student Nursesí Association
The College is a constituent of the Black Student Nurses' Association. The purpose of this organization is to provide black nursing students in the prelicensure baccalaureate track the opportunity to serve as a support group for African-American students, collaborate with other African-American groups to compile archives relevant to African-American nurses, and to promote participation in interdisciplinary activities.

Continuing Education-Extension
Continuing Education offerings in the field of nursing are currently presented to provide nurses with new information, techniques, and trends within the nursing profession.