StraighterLine and Goldfarb School of Nursing Partner to Offer Students an Affordable and Flexible Path to Nursing Degree
Baltimore, MD/St. Louis, MO (Feb. 24, 2022) — StraighterLine, the leading provider of affordable, online college courses has teamed up with Goldfarb School of Nursing (GSON) at Barnes-Jewish College to provide students an affordable and convenient way to earn prerequisite credit toward their nursing degree. This partnership offers students a choice of taking up to 28 online courses in Business, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, through StraighterLine giving them the flexibility to complete the courses on their schedule, saving money in the process.
Nurses have always been in high demand, and now is no exception. The pandemic has presented a need for more nursing care at a time when a number of nurses are reaching retirement age. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs for registered nurses (RNs) are projected to increase by 9% and 45% for advanced practice nurses through 2030.
GSON has a strong tradition of educating health care professionals and establishing partnerships that help make quality nursing education accessible and affordable for students.
“At Goldfarb School of Nursing we are dedicated to educating future nurses who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others,” said Stacy Bogier, Director of Enrollment Management. “To achieve this, we partner with several of the nation’s leaders in health care and provide the most advanced resources for learning through technology and simulation. Our partnership with StraighterLine is one more pathway we can offer students to help them achieve their dream of becoming a nurse.”
Built and managed by educators, StraighterLine Connect offers institutions a flexible, affordable way for students to take general education courses that easily transfer via a credit articulation and referral partnership. With no upfront or ongoing costs, partnering with StraighterLine allows schools to allocate its resources where they are needed most. Pathways are specifically tailored to consist of only the course selections that meet the institution’s needs. Schools can choose from 60+ American Council on Education (ACE) Credit recommended general education courses.
“StraighterLine is committed to providing high-quality, low-cost general education courses to help students flexibly and affordably earn the credits they need for their degree,” StraighterLine Founder and CEO Burck Smith said. “By partnering with StraighterLine, Goldfarb School of Nursing enables students to complete the courses they need on their time so they can stay on track toward their goal of earning their nursing degree.”
In addition, students who take courses through StraighterLine Connect receive free eTextbooks, live student support, and 24/7 free on-demand tutoring and writing help online.
“One of the greatest benefits of taking online courses through StraighterLine is our wraparound student support,” said Smith. “We provide students with all the resources, tutoring, tools, and flexibility they need to succeed.”
For more information about GSON’s academic programs, visit their website.
About Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
With a legacy beginning in 1902, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College has a strong tradition of educating health care professionals and leading evidence-based research. Students can pursue advancement through a variety of accredited undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate nursing programs. Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, part of BJC HealthCare, is located on the Washington University Medical Campus in St. Louis, home to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, with a second campus at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis County.
GSON has nationally recognized educational facilities with state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and sophisticated Clinical Simulation Institute labs with patient simulation manikins and exam rooms that provide high-tech, advanced nursing care experiences.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The College is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (MCBHE). All clinical affiliates are Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredited.
StraighterLine is a student success company and the category creator for providing scalable solutions to deliver affordable, effective and accelerated learning pathways to formal degree programs and widely recognized industry credentials. The StraighterLine platform supports over 45,000 new students a year, including directly through the straighterline.com website as well as through the company’s growing network of university and employer relationships.