Service through education is part of BJC HealthCare's mission. The BJC Institute for Learning and Development, or BILD, serves this mission by providing all BJC employees with learning, development, and career advancement opportunities.
"I chose to attend the St. Louis Community College PCT program at Forest Park. I had exceptional support from every angle of the PCT program there. After graduating the program and working as a PCT, I saw there was more to learn. I was able to start my journey into nursing school and am now a graduate nurse. BILD and the faculty associated gave me the footing and support to follow my dreams."
- Maria, GN ADN
View your opportunities at BJC with the offerings below. Employee-specific buttons are shown with the icon.
Whether you're looking to return to school to start or complete a new degree, train for a new role, or exploring the college experience for the first time, the academic opportunities offered through BJC will help you get started and moving towards completing your educational goals. If you're unsure which offering may be right for you, reach out to BILD’s Career Services team.
BILD Academic Partnerships
BILD offers several partnership programs with leading accredited colleges and universities. Many of these educational programs are offered in a cohort model where you attend class with other BJC team members, providing a unique understanding of BJC’s business as you learn and grow together.
BILD works with BJC’s HR Hub to get the most from your annual benefit to reduce your out-of-pocket costs, and we pay for your courses in advance to eliminate the need to pay for your tuition to start your classes. Use the links below to learn more and get started.
BJC has discounts available from many local and national univerisities to help you achieve your academic goals. For a full list of education and testing discounts available to BJC employees and their families visit YouDecide, BJC’s employee discount program.
BJC’s tuition assistance benefit provides financial assistance to support eligible employees who pursue additional education to grow their career at BJC. Visit the Tuition Assistance page on the BJC Total Rewards website for eligibility information and next steps.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
Goldfarb is proudly affiliated with BJC Healthcare facilities, providing a rare opportunity to experience a wide variety of medical procedures and patient cases not offered in many other settings. A progressive range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level programs address the changing needs of the nursing profession.
Scholarships opportunities for BJC employee family members and legacy students of the college are available through the Goldfarb School of Nursing financial aid department. View the link below or call (314) 454-7055 for more information.
BJC wants to reward excellence among its employees while supporting the organization’s commitment to deliver high quality patient care. The following scholarships are for new classes or programs and are available for application twice annually.
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 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.
The Edward J. Stiften Scholarship is in honor of a former BJC HealthCare vice president and chief financial officer. BJC created this nursing scholarship in his honor in 2005. Employees pursuing an MSN, Masters in Nursing Informatics, PNP, ANP, PhD, or DNP may apply. The scholarship awards $5,000 towards tuition, books, and lab fees for employees pursuing nursing degrees at any level.
Applications for the Spring 2023 BILD Nursing Scholarships will be accepted starting in Spring 2023. Please check back at that time for additional information.
Strengthen your confidence and credibility in an ever-changing health care environment. With 30,000+ employees, we know that everyone has different ways they want or need to learn, so we provide you with a wide variety of learning and development opportunities. BILD partners with industry-leading programs to accelerate your potential in your current and future role at BJC.
Guiding People to Success
GPS provides a single easy-to-access source for development opportunities in our learning and integrated talent management system, Saba. Guiding People to Success is BJC's approach to onboarding, engaging, developing, and retaining our team members.
Accelerate your professional excellence at BJC with online courses you can complete at your own pace. Topics include 11 behaviors identified as the top skills needed for our modern work environment such as leveraging feedback, innovation, and adaptability.
Being hired is just the beginning of your career journey at BJC. To help you, BILD’s Career Services offers planning guides, online resources, workshops, videos, and one-on-one conversations for BJC employees at every stage in your career. With hundreds of career paths available, BILD works with BJC departments to clarify recommended routes and a digital job map to explore the options available.
As one of the largest nonprofit integrated academic health care systems in the United States, BJC is dedicated to the education of its clinical staff so we can be a national model in patient advocacy, clinical quality, medical research, and employee satisfaction. BILD partners with departments across the system to provide learning and development opportunities to enhance your clinical career goals.
Health care as an industry can be an incredibly rewarding yet stressful calling. The BJC Resiliency Program helps employees develop and strengthen skills that allow them to adapt and thrive in the face of adversity and promote practices that support resilient behavior throughout BJC. In addition to employee-specific in-person, online, and virtual classes, everyone is welcome to visit the BJC Resiliency website for ways to increase your resiliency.
Change in technology is constant, and BJC has the flexibility to change with it. BJC uses Microsoft Modern Workspace products to create more seamless communication and collaboration across locations while maintaining the security and integrity of systems and data. BILD provides multiple learning solutions to grow your technological savvy.
For leaders to succeed they must motivate and engage their teams, build trusting relationships, treat everyone fairly and with respect, and make the tough decisions when needed. To do so leaders continuously evolve their skills and help their teams navigate through change. The programs, tools and resources offered by BILD can help you achieve the results you strive for through an engaged and productive workforce. LeaderGPS in Saba organizes those tools, resources, and classes to help leaders build a strong workplace culture - one that engages, energizes and enables teams.