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Dedicated to Improvement

BJC is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. In order to improve our care and service to our patients, we know we need to pay attention to the development of our staff members. The BJC Institute for Learning and Development (BILD) provides many avenues for employees to expand their knowledge, including options to grow academically.

Offering Affordable Options

The BILD offers several programs in partnership with leading colleges and universities – ranging from a high school diploma to a number of masters degrees. Many of these programs meet on the BJC campus, some are online. All are through accredited academic institutions. Most of these programs are offered in a cohort model, which means you attend class with other BJC employees. You continue to learn and grow along side of these employees gaining a unique understanding of BJC’s business through a variety of lens. BJC pays the colleges and universities upfront for your courses to eliminate the need for you to pay immediately for your tuition out of your pocket. The BILD team works with the finance and HR to coordinate your use of BJC’s tuition reimbursement benefits and works with the universities to time the terms to get the most of your annual benefit.

Scholarships

The Ruth Castellano and Edward J. Stiften Scholarships represent one of the many ways BJC HealthCare rewards excellence among its employees, while supporting the organization’s commitment to deliver high quality patient care.

The Ruth Castellano Nursing Scholarship was established to honor Castellano’s 29 years as a nursing professional with BJC. Ruth, who passed away in 2012 from a rare condition, requested that this scholarship assist what she called “first time” RNs – employees pursuing associates degrees or BSN degrees. The scholarship provides up to $5,000 for tuition, fees and books.

Edward J. Stiften is a former BJC HealthCare vice president and chief financial officer. BJC created a nursing scholarship in his honor in 2005. Employees pursuing an MSN, Masters in Nursing Informatics, PNP, ANP, PhD, or DNP, may apply for the Edward J. Stiften Nursing Scholarship. The scholarships award $5,000 towards tuition, books and lab fees for employees pursuing nursing degrees at any level.

Scholarships may not be used to repay student loans.

Applications

Nursing Scholarship applications are currently unavailable. Please, check back later to find out when you can apply.

Undergraduate Programs

Whether you're returning to college or exploring the college experience for the first time, the undergraduate programs offered through the BJC Institute for Learning and Development will help you get started in the right direction. Be sure to check out what we offer, and if you're not sure which program may be right for you, visit our Career Services Center.

For more information contact:

Beth Camp
Academic Partnerships
314-362-0875
Email: beth.camp@bjc.org.


Clinical Education Interest Survey

Please take this survey to provide feedback that will shape future cohort offerings. BILD is interested in hearing from students who desire to start or further education that leads to clinical roles. The responses to this survey will help BILD and the Academic Partners to design programs that are beneficial as well as identify employees interested in pursuing or furthering clinical careers. Thank you for your participation and please feel free to forward this link to any interested employees. Click here to take the survey.

Associates of Arts (AA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA)
College for America, in partnership with the BJC Institute for Learning and Development is offering degree options for Associate’s degrees in General Studies and Healthcare Management as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Management, Communications or Healthcare Management. These degree plans offer an online, flexible schedule. College for America in a fully accredited, nonprofit degree program and is part of Southern New Hampshire University.

For more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.

Goldfarb School of Nursing
Known for excellence in nursing education, Goldfarb College of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers undergraduate and graduate programs, educating current and future nurses who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.

RN to BSN
Goldfarb School of Nursing's newly redesigned RN-BSN degree is an accelerated one-year program offered in a hybrid format.

For more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.

RN to BSN
Central Methodist University's RN to BSN degree program offers a classroom-based format.

Employees can visit Central Methodist University's website centralmethodist.edu for program information.

The next program start dates for 2017:
August: Wednesday evenings at Barnes Jewish Saint Peters
August: Wednesday evenings at the BLI


For questions and more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.


Associate of Arts (AA) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Fontbonne University and St. Louis Community College offers an opportunity for BJC employees to earn both an Associate of Arts (AA) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) at the BJC Learning Institute. In this collaboration, completion of the AA from St. Louis Community College will guarantee entry into Fontbonne’s BSBA for Bachelor’s degree completion. The programs are delivered in a cohort format with experienced faculty. Both of these degrees can be completed in as little as four years, depending on previously earned transfer credits.

The next cohort will begin in August 2017.

For questions and more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.


RN to BSN
McKendree University's RN to BSN completion program is offered at Alton Memorial Hospital in a classroom-based format.

Employees can visit McKendree University's website mckendree.edu for the program information.

The next program start date is August 2017.

For questions and more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.


RN to BSN
UMSL offers the RN to BSN completion program in a hybrid classroom and online format. The cohort meets at Christian Hospital and are currently forming their next cohort to begin in August 2017.

For questions and more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.

RN to BSN
Saint Louis University’s School of Nursing offers an online RN to BSN program. Enrollment is flexible due to the online format

For questions and more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.


School for Professional Studies Bachelor Programs
This new cohort design takes students through a core series of classes while allowing individualized selection of majors and minors. Click here to view a list of available programs.

The first cohort will begin in August 2017.

For questions and more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.

RN to BSN
SIUE’s School of Nursing offers an online RN to BSN program. Enrollment is flexible due to the online format.

Enrollment is ongoing allowing students to begin any term.

For questions and more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.

RN to BSN
Webster University's School of Nursing offers a classroom-based degree completion program. Rolling admission allows nurses to start the program at 5 different times during the year - August, October, January, March or June.

Employees can visit Webster's website webster.edu for the program information.

For questions and more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.


Graduate Programs

The graduate programs offered through the BJC Institute for Learning and Development will assist you in furthering your education and help you stay on the right track. Be sure to check out what we offer.

For more information contact:

Beth Camp
Academic Partnerships
314-362-0875
Email: beth.camp@bjc.org.

Master of Health Informatics
This program, which teaches skills and perspective in planning, designing, implementing and using information technologies, is designed for clinical employees with bachelor's degrees who have technology-based responsibilities or who have interest in moving their careers in that direction.

The next program start date is August 2017.

Employees can visit SIUE's website siue.edu for the program information.

Master of Business Administration
Earning a master of business administration (MBA) is a tremendous accomplishment and a valuable addition to any career. The business acumen gained through advanced classes including finance, accounting, management, marketing and economics can help guide professional planning, problem solving and decision-making.

Over 200 BJC employees who have graduated or are enrolled in this program find unmatched value in the business relationships they've established with other employees. Because the MBA cohort is open only to BJC employees, form lasting bonds in this two and a half year program.

Classes are offered one night a week at the BJC Learning Institute.


The next program start date is June 2017.

If you would be interested in pursuing this degree through an online cohort please email Beth Camp at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org with your interest.



Master of Health Administration
The Webster University MHA program is designed to help develop management and leadership skills while advancing an understanding of the health care delivery system. Students will study topics in such areas as health administration law, health care financial management, human resources management and statistics. The cohort format will enable BJC employees from across the organization to learn and share in a classroom setting.

The courses are offered one night per week at the BJC Learning Institute.

The next program start date is Fall 2017.

Click here to see the course listing and course descriptions.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) (Educator or Leader)
The Webster University MSN program prepares nurses for a variety of leadership roles in health care delivery systems. Courses including advanced research, integrated studies, leadership, financial issues and legal issues.

The courses are offered one night per week at the BJC Learning Institute. The next cohort will start in August 2017.

Click here for more information on the MSN degree.

Click here to see the course listing and course descriptions.

Masters in Management and Leadership
The Webster University Management and Leadership program, offered in the cohort format, is designed to develop the broad management and leadership abilities needed to work in a multifaceted system. Topics of study include organizational behavior, management and strategy and basic finance.

Courses are offered one night a week per week at the BJC Learning Institute. The next cohort will start in Fall 2017.

Click here to see the course listing.


Master of Science in Nursing
Known for excellence in nursing education, Goldfarb College of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers undergraduate and graduate programs, educating current and future nurses who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. The next cohort will start in August of 2017.

Click here for more information on the MSN degree offered through Goldfarb.

For more information, contact Misty Hursey, Admissions Advisor at 314-454-7072, or MHursey@bjc.org.

Certificate Programs

EMS Academy
Education plays a crucial role in the development of first responders, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. After recognizing a demand for emergency medical services (EMS) courses, Christian Hospital developed its EMS Academy for those interested in starting or furthering their education in the field.

For more information, contact: Beth Camp, Academic Partnerships at 314-362-0875 or beth.camp@bjc.org.

How to Participate

For a list of academic partners that are offering tuition discounts, Click here

Click here to learn how to Apply for Scholarships

Note: not all sites will be available due to the deadlines for the scholarships

Benefits and Responsibilities

Your Benefits

There are many great benefits to participating in an academic partnership program. These benefits include:


- Minimal out-of-pocket costs


- Tuition discounts make your tuition reimbursement money go farther


- Tuition is paid directly to the college/university, eliminating the need for you to come up with funds immediately.


- Attending class at a BJC facility


- Classes meet one night a week in the evenings and stay constant throughout the program


- Learn alongside other BJC employees


Your Responsibilities

Along with benefits come several responsibilities to being in a cohort.
By participating in a cohort, you agree to take responsibility to:


- Keep an updated e-mail address in PeopleSoft


- Complete the online tuition assistance application 30 days prior to the start of every term


- Submit grades to the tuition team no later than 30 days post term


- Take ownership of out-of-pocket costs incurred for:
   - drop fees
   - overage of the tuition benefit
   - failure to complete/submit necessary paperwork
   - failed grades (Below “C” in undergraduate and “B” in graduate courses)


- Have open communication with the academic partnership team and your academic advisor