School of Nursing | Filling a Need
Throughout Baker University's history, we have introduced programs to serve the changing needs of students.
In August of 1991, the School of Nursing was established in the Pozez Education Center at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, Kansas, to provide much-needed nursing education for the students in the area.
In the fall of 2015, the Higher Learning Commission approved the online Master of Science in Nursing program, which offers practicing nurses the opportunity to shape the next generation of health-care professionals. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in nursing education and nursing administration.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing offers an academic program leading to a four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing.
- The nursing degree program consists of four full-time semesters of upper-division study after the completion of the general education prerequisites.
- Registered nurses may complete the baccalaureate degree program in one year of full-time study or in part-time study over several semesters.
- Students may enter the nursing program during the fall or spring semester.
Master of Science in Nursing
The robust online curriculum integrates advanced nursing theory with evidence-based nursing practices. Students will choose from two tracks.
- The nursing education track prepares nurses for the role of educator in academic or staff-development settings. The advanced theory and practicum-focused courses provide students a strong foundation in the content areas they will teach, and the education-focused courses provide an exceptional understanding of how to teach.
- The nursing administration track prepares students to serve in a variety of leadership and managerial roles within the health-care system. Students will develop skills in communication, conflict resolution, personnel development, team building, employee management, critical-situation analysis, and financial management.