Baker College offers a wide range of Nursing Program options. These include:
- A Practical Nurse Certificate program at the Jackson campus;
- A Ladder program at the Auburn Hills campus that provides advancement from a Practical Nurse (PN) curriculum to an Associate Degree (ADN) program;
- An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs at the Allen Park, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Muskegon, and Owosso campuses;
- A Pre Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program of study at the Cadillac, Clinton Township, Muskegon campuses (beginning Fall of 2014) and at the Flint campus (beginning Fall of 2015);
- A RN to BSN Baccalaureate program of study in nursing available through the Baker College Online.
All students completing the Associate Degree in Nursing Program and the pre licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
At the foundation of the nursing program curriculum are eight key program outcomes that permeate all courses within the program. These outcomes include: Critical thinking and clinical reasoning, Therapeutic Interventions, Teamwork and Collaboration, Global and Cultural Awareness, Informatics and Information Literacy, Communication, Professional Behaviors, and Patient-Centered Care. These concepts are stressed throughout the program and students work toward proficiency in each of these areas. Within each quarter of study, students participate in theoretical courses, laboratory courses, and clinical practicum courses. A progression of learning occurs from basic to complex in a wide range of learning environments. Clinical practicum courses may be found in long term care settings, acute care hospitals, as well as in a variety of community settings. Students are guided to take what they learn in the classroom, and to apply that learning to actual patient care situations under the supervision of experienced nursing faculty.
Baker College is proud to provide an educational experience that prepares graduates for a challenging and rewarding career in the profession of nursing. A caring philosophy is emphasized throughout the nursing program along with a strong technological and academic foundation necessary for meeting the demands of health care environments of today.