Goldfarb’s Nurse Anesthesia Program Receives International Accreditation

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Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College’s nurse anesthesia program has become the second in the country, and the fourth in the world, to be accredited by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA).

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College’s nurse anesthesia program has become the second in the country, and the fourth in the world, to be accredited by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA).

Accreditation by the IFNA, a member-based organization made up of 36 countries, means the nurse anesthesia program at Goldfarb meets the highest tier of educational standards set by the IFNA. The accreditation gives notoriety to Goldfarb’s educational program as being one of the best programs internationally to educate nurse anesthetists. It also adds value to the program, and to students’ learning experiences, by providing recognition of the faculty’s efforts to meet quality standards.

“To be among the first programs accredited speaks to the dedication of our entire faculty and anesthesia providers who comprise our team. We are student - and patient - centered in our approach to educating nurse anesthetists,” says Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College nurse anesthesia program director and professor.

For more information about Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Nurse Anesthesia Program, and the IFNA accreditation, visit BarnesJewishCollege.edu.

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With a legacy beginning in 1902, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is an independent single-purpose college with a strong tradition of educating health care professionals in St. Louis.

Goldfarb School of Nursing is located on the campus of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, with a site at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Goldfarb School of Nursing has nationally recognized educational facilities with state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and sophisticated Clinical Simulation Institute labs with patient simulation mannequins 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) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Higher Education Commission.

To learn more about Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, visit BarnesJewishCollege.edu.

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