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Nurses are at the very center of patient care, applying their skills and knowledge to provide nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. They assess patient health problems, develop and carry out nursing care plans, advise patients, maintain medical records, and more. Often, they specialize in areas such as emergency care, pediatrics, obstetrics, or other nursing specialties.

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Nursing - LPN to ADN Ladder Associate Degree from Baker College

Baker College School of NursingNursing - LPN to ADN LadderAssociate of Nursing

Choose your path.

Make a difference in people’s lives every day.

Nurses are at the very center of patient care, applying their skills and knowledge to provide nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. They assess patient health problems, develop and carry out nursing care plans, advise patients, maintain medical records, and more. Often, they specialize in areas such as emergency care, pediatrics, obstetrics, or other nursing specialties.

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Career Facts

$65,470

Median salary for Registered Nurses

19%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$96,460

Median salary for Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners

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Overview

Baker’s Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (ADN) program is a ladder program for people who are interested in becoming a Registered Nurse and want the option to sit for the LPN licensure examination. Through this program, you build on the patient and nurse experience and develop the knowledge, critical thinking, analytical skills, and other qualities essential to being a successful Registered Nurse. This program is also for those individuals who already have their LPN licensure, meet our program criteria, and want to further their education by obtaining an Associates Degree in Nursing.

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take the licensure examination, and begin a very rewarding career.

The Michigan Board of Nursing can deny RN licensure to any applicant who has been convicted of a crime and/or is addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Enrollment is limited for this program.

This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.

Course Information
Nursing Major Requirements61 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NUR 101A
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8 Quarter Hours

Provides nursing students with the basic fundamental knowledge and skills necessary in the delivery of care to the adult patient with a focus on the nursing process. Critical thinking skills and the process of clinical reasoning will be stressed. A Caring philosophy as applied to the holistic care of the adult patient will permeate this course. Students are provided with practical experience in a laboratory setting that stresses the provision of basic nursing skills necessary to give safe and competent patient-centered care through supervised practice of skills and discussion of application to patient care situations.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program, Student background check.
Nursing Fundamentals8
NUR 106
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2 Quarter Hours

Provides a theoretical foundation for the fundamental principles and concepts of pharmacotherapeutics, with a focus on classification, usage, dosage, calculation, and delivery methods.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NUR 111, B-or better in NUR 141, B- or better in NUR 101A.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 121B
Nursing Pharmacology Overview2
NUR 111
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2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on a holistic approach to the physical examination and health assessment, an essential element of the nursing process. This course will enable students to develop and demonstrate elementary skills to accomplish the health history and physical examination of the adult client. Threads of caring for the biopsychosocial and spiritual well-being of the client will be emphasized in this learning experience. Health Assessment skills will be practiced in a laboratory setting. 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check or Fingerprinting.
Health Assessment2
NUR 121B
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10 Quarter Hours

Addresses the theoretical application of the nursing process to concepts of patient-centered care. Evidence-based practice, collaborative care, cultural and global awareness, and teamwork/collaboration are explored further. Concepts included in this course are: health promotion and maintenance, principles of pharmacology, correlation of medications to disease processes, nutrition, communication, pain, infection control, and selected health conditions. Allows students to practice application of nursing process concepts of care in a supervised clinical setting. Case studies and simulation scenarios are utilized to promote learning. Provides an opportunity for students to apply the nursing process to medical/surgical nursing care in the acute care clinical setting. Students, under the supervision of a clinical instructor will practice nursing assessment and nursing management skills in the care of the adult client with altered health conditions.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NUR 101A, B-or better in NUR 111, B- or better in NUR 141.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 106
Medical/Surgical Nursing I10
NUR 131
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2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on health promotion throughout life in a variety of community settings. The emphasis is placed on application of the nursing process to wellness and disease prevention for culturally diverse clients.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NUR 121B, B- or better in NUR 106.
Nursing Strategies Across the Lifespan and Across the Continuum2
NUR 141
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2 Quarter Hours

Provides nursing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely administer medications. Included is an overview of pharmacologic essentials such as: three systems of measurement, abbreviations and symbols, classifications of drugs, and commonly used drugs. In applying the nursing process, the procedures for administration of medications and the importance of safe practice will be stressed. Administration of medication skills will be practiced in a lab setting. 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check or Fingerprinting.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 101A, NUR 111.
Nursing Drug Applications2
NUR 171
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores liability and malpractice issues related to nursing as well as the legal basis for the practice of nursing in Michigan. The social context of nursing is emphasized. Personal and professional development are integrated into the content and the process of learning in this course.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NUR 121B, B- or better in NUR 106
Corequisite(s):
NUR 131, NURL 151B.
Legal Issues in Nursing2
NUR 201A
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5 Quarter Hours

Presents the essential concepts of mental health and mental illness within the context of relationship centered care. Emphasis will be on enhancing mental wellness of individuals, families, or groups through a transpersonal caring model as students apply the nursing process. Theoretical content will focus on therapeutic communication, exploration of therapeutic use of self, major psychiatric disorders, stress and crisis, legal and ethical aspects of practice, and culturally competent care. Students will have opportunities to practice nursing assessment and interventions based on the Standards of Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nursing Practice in a variety of clinical settings across the continuum of care. This course requires 30 theory hours and 60 clinical hours.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NURL 151B, B-or better in NUR 131 and B- or better in NUR 171.
Corequisite(s):
NURL 161B
Mental Health Nursing5
NUR 211B
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5 Quarter Hours

Focuses on medical/surgical issues of the geriatric and chronically ill populations with an emphasis on health promotion and living fully, even while dying. Personal values, attitudes, and feelings about aging, maturity, and dying will be explored. Common disorders of body systems and the use of pharmacological agents in the aged are emphasized. Hospice care will be explored including history, philosophy, and services provided. The nursing process will be applied to the care of the elderly and terminally ill client. A clinical component will accompany this course in which students will have the opportunity to engage in caring relationships with elderly and/or chronically ill patients.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NUR 201A, B- or better in NURL 161B, B- or better in SCI 131.
Medical/Surgical Nursing II5
NUR 231C
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10 Quarter Hours

Focuses on comprehensive knowledge and skills gained throughout the nursing program will be applied to medical-surgical, critical care, emergency, and perioperative phases as they occur across the lifespan. The professional growth of the nursing student is realized as one completes this clinical experience in preparation for entry into nursing practice. This course requires 40 hours of theory and 180 hours of clinical.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in ENG 102, B- or better in NUR 211B, B- or better in SPK 201.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 281
Medical/Surgical Nursing III10
NUR 281
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3 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to make the transition from student to entry-level practitioner. Personal qualities of leadership are emphasized. NCLEX review will be conducted.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NUR 201A, B- or better in NUR 211B.
Nursing Leadership Seminar3
NURL 151B
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6 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the developing family during the childbearing time as a focus for nursing. The emphasis is placed on care of the mother, fetus and newborn as well as assisting children to attain an optimal state of wellness. The nursing process is utilized in assessment of all elements and phases of pregnancy, planning, providing and evaluating nursing interventions that promote optimal wellness. The effects of culture, ethnic and economic influences as well as the interaction with the extended family and/or community will be discussed. The complications of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes that threaten the childbearing family will be examined from both physiologic and psychosocial aspects. Assists students in applying theory and developing competence in utilizing the nursing process to provide care for families in the childbearing cycle. The effects of cultural, ethnic, spiritual, and psychosocial factors will be emphasized. Requires 37 theory hours and 67.5 clinical hours.

Prerequisite(s):
Pre-requisites B- or better in NUR 121B, B- or better NUR 106.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 131, NUR 171.
Maternal Child Nursing6
NURL 161B
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on issues of children and their families with an emphasis on the application of the nursing process. A continuation of the care of children presented in NURL151B, this course will further explore the personal values, attitudes, and feelings about children and their families. Common disorders of body systems and the use of pharmacological agents in children are explored. Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to the care of children and families through application of the nursing process to this patient population in a variety of settings. Jean Watson’s caritas processes will be used to analyze clinical experiences. A multidisciplinary team approach and effective communication is emphasized. This course requires 20 theory hours and 60 clinical hours.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better NURL 151B, B- or better in NUR 131, B- or better in NUR 171.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 201A
Pediatric Nursing for the ADN4
Science Requirements22 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HSC 151
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to health informatics, with primary focus on the function of electronic health records (EHR) systems in health care delivery. Emphasis will be directed toward interdisciplinary use of an EHR to enhance quality and safety in patient care. Students will learn to use EHR software, access a patient account, create a patient file, and to enter and retrieve data. Compliance with HIPAA and confidentiality will be introduced.

Introduction to Electronic Health Records2
HSC 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Applies nutritional biochemistry and physiology content to an analysis of health and illness situations from a holistic perspective. Nutritional, allopathic and alternative healing modalities will be explored and applied through the use of case studies and other varied learning experience.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 102C.
Nutrition4
SCI 101C
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5 Quarter Hours

Deals with the fundamental study of the body with a view toward the structure and function of body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. Laboratory work may include the use of the microscope, experiments/demonstrations in physiologic principles, and the dissection of animal parts. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Anatomy and Physiology I5
SCI 102C
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5 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the structure and function of the various body systems. Laboratory work will include the dissection of mammal organs. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 101C.
Anatomy and Physiology II5
SCI 131
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces basic theories about the composition of living cells. Structure and function of various microbes will be explored. The human diseases caused by these microbes in addition to their treatments will be presented.

Concepts in Microbiology2
SCI 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines general disease mechanisms with an emphasis on the disease processes within each body system.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 102C.
Pathophysiology4
General Education Requirements22 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
INF 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
MTH 108
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4 Quarter Hours

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
College Mathematics I: Reasoning and Application4
PSY 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 105

Program Description

The mission of the Baker College School of Nursing is to prepare graduates who are life-long learners with the core knowledge and skills needed to provide competent, holistic nursing care in a diverse and ever-changing health care environment. The Baker College School of Nursing embraces a commitment to Art and Science of Human Caring, as described by Dr. Jean Watson, in the preparation of individuals for environment preparing caring nurses committed to providing safe, compassionate, quality care, while promoting positive health outcomes. The Baker College associate degree program will provide practical instruction and experiential learning in a complex, technologically-advanced, culturally-diverse health care environment. This program of study will provide an academic foundation for life-long learning and nursing practice in dynamic, contemporary healthcare systems. This framework is congruent with the mission and vision of Baker College to provide quality higher education that enables graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers. Nursing is a career that requires life-long learning in a dynamic health care system, and the program of study will provide an academic foundation for further nursing education. The curriculum will foster a learning environment preparing caring nurses committed to professional and personal values and responsibilities. All nursing programs must complete the approval process of the Michigan Board of Nursing. The nursing programs within the Baker College system have been approved.  Program Status: Limited Enrollment.

Baker College School of Nursing Overview

The School of Nursing offers a wide range of program options: 

  • 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
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs at the Allen Park, Flint, and Owosso campuses
  • A Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program of study at the Cadillac, Clinton Township, and Muskegon campuses (beginning Fall of 2014) and at the Flint campus (beginning Fall of 2015)
  • A Post-License RN to BSN Baccalaureate program of study at the Owosso campus and through 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).

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.

Mission

The mission of the Baker College School of Nursing is to prepare graduates who are life-long learners with the core knowledge and skills needed to provide competent, holistic nursing care in a diverse and ever-changing health care environment.  The curriculum is designed to assist students to become critical thinkers with clinical reasoning skills who also understand the moral, ethical, cultural, and global dimensions of the issues they confront in an ever-evolving health care system. 

As an essential component of the Baker College’s academic health programs, the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and LPN to ADN Ladder programs have the following goals:

  • To provide a comprehensive program of nursing that will prepare graduates for entry level positions in the field of nursing
  • To provide an interdisciplinary health science academic environment that will stimulate a life-long commitment to learning and service
  • To prepare students for nursing practice through implementation of a curriculum that is based on state, national, and nursing practice standards, initiatives, and competencies that promote high quality, safe, and patient-centered care
  • To graduate nurses committed to professional and personal values and responsibilities
  • To provide an academic foundation for further nursing education
Program Outcomes
  • The graduate will exhibit critical thinking and clinical reasoning behavior through formulation, provision, prioritization and evaluation of patient-centered care in promoting optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care.
  • The graduate will initiate and prioritize basic to advanced therapeutic interventions that are safe, evidence-based, holistic, and that are reflective of a transpersonal caring philosophy.
  • The graduate will consistently access and evaluate information independently and utilize this information to communicate and deliver safe, effective, and collaborative patient care
  • The graduate will compare and contrast the needs of various cultural groups with an awareness of and respect for the values and beliefs of patients and their families; and will recognize global issues and events that impact personal and local health care.
  • The graduate will model effective interpersonal, written, and therapeutic communication principles in patient and interdisciplinary collaborative interactions.
  • The graduate will collaborate and communicate as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team to provide patient-centered care in promoting optimal patient outcomes.
  • The graduate will emulate and model professional nursing behaviors and consistently provide safe and effective patient care based upon standards of the nursing profession.
  • The graduate will integrate the principles of patient-centered care that include customer service, quality and safety, collaboration, and holistic principles.
Application Information

Prospective Students

An online application is available for Undergraduate and Graduate admission. You may also print the Application for Undergraduate Admission and apply through mail, or at the campus nearest you.

Returning Students

Returning students do not need to re-apply. Please contact the Academic Office on the campus that you plan to attend about returning to Baker College.

Current Students

Allen Park - Nursing (ADN)

  • The Baker College of Allen Park campus has been approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing to admit no more than 30 students per year for the first two years, beginning January 2012.
  • Application Quarter:  Summer for Winter quarter Start
  • Application Dates:  August 12, 2011 deadline 
  • Application Process:  Students are to pick up applications in person in the Academic Office or during Meet and Greet session.  Students must present 2 pieces of identification when picking up and submitting application.  The application packet includes:  1) completed application form; 2) copy of current step plan; and 3) student information sheet.
  • Kaplan Admission Assessment Test:  Sign up during the Meet and Greet session to be held each summer (dates and time to be determined).  Kaplan test may only be taken once per year.

Auburn Hills - Nursing (LPN to ADN Ladder)

  • Application Quarters:  Spring and Fall Quarters (QTR)
  • Application Dates:  Specific dates are updated for each quarter in the Application Process Guide. This resource and application packets are available in the Health Sciences Office the first week of the application quarter. The Health Sciences Office: Room 209 is located in the Main Academic Building, second floor, east wing.
  • Application Process:  Applications must be picked up in the Health Sciences Office. Students pick up the admission packet and follow the directions for clearance with a Health Science Advisor.  The admission packet includes: 
    • Application, including 2 questions that must be answered;
    • Clearance by a Health Science Advisor or nursing staff; this includes verification of pre-requisite course completion within appropriate time frame and with appropriate grade; 
    • Scheduling of the Kaplan admission test;
  • Submission of completed application to the nursing department by 5:00pm Friday of Week 5.
  • Applications must be turned in to the Health Sciences Office. It is strongly recommended that it be done in person or by a designee. If an application is mailed back, we cannot guarantee its safe arrival to the appropriate area which could jeaopardize your application into your desired quarter.
  • Kaplan Admission Assessment Test:  After clearance is received from Health Advisor or nursing staff, students schedule a Kaplan test date/time through the Learning Center.  Kaplan test may only be taken every six months.

Cadillac - Nursing Pre-Licensure BSN

  • Cadillac - Nursing Pre-Licensure BSN
  • 24 students are accepted
  • Application Quarters: Summer for Fall  start;  Fall for Spring start
  • Application Dates:
    • Fall Quarter Nursing Start
      • Available Summer quarter Week 1
      • Due Friday Summer quarter Week 5 at close of business
      • Kaplan Entrance exam given in September
    • Winter Quarter Nursing Start
      • Available Fall quarter Week 1
      • Due Friday Fall quarter Week 5 at close of business
      • Kaplan Entrance exam given in December
  • Application Process:  Applications may be picked up in person in the Faculty office.  Applications must be completed and returned in person to the Faculty office by the designated deadline.  At this time, applicants sign up for the Kaplan Admission Assessment test.
  • Student must have all pre-requisite courses completed the quarter completing the application.  For example, if applying in the Summer for a Fall start, pre-requisites must be completed Summer quarter.  Students applying in the Fall for a Winter start must have completed pre-requisites Fall quarter.
  • Kaplan Admission Assessment Test:  Sign up for the Kaplan test when application is turned in.  The Kaplan test will be given on designated dates in December for Fall applicants (Winter start) and in September for Summer applicants (Fall start).  Students with incomplete applications will not be allowed to sit for the Kaplan Test.  Must obtain a 66% or greater on the Kaplan test for your application to be complete.
  • Application Informational Meetings: Meetings are held quarterly. Specific location, dates and times are posted on campus and in the "Beacon" (Cadillac Campus Newsletter). Additionally, meeting information is available in the faculty office (231-876-3158).

Clinton Township - Nursing Pre-Licensure

  • 40 students are admitted each Fall and 40 students are admitted each Spring
  • Application Quarters:  Spring quarter for a Fall start; and Fall quarter for a Spring start.
  • Application Dates:  Applications accepted in the first five weeks of the Spring Quarter for Fall start and in the first five weeks of the Fall quarter for the Spring start.
  • Application Process:  Students must pick up application packets and return in person to the Nursing office.  Photo ID must be presented.   Applications must include the  1)Information page;  2) Current copy of Step Plan; and 3) Statement page verifying that they have completed all pre-requisite courses with a grade of B- or better.
  • Kaplan Admission Assessment Test:  Open enrollment in October to test on designated dates in November.  Open enrollment in April to test on designated dates in May.  Kaplan test may only be taken once per year.

Flint - Nursing (ADN)

  • 40 students are accepted during each application cycle (80 students per year)
  • Application Quarters:  Spring quarter for a Fall start; Fall quarter for a Spring start
  • Application Dates:  Applications accepted during the month of April for Fall Quarter and during the month of October for Spring Quarter
  • Application Process: Applications will be available in the Health Science Office for pick-up and must be returned to the Health Science Office by the deadline date and time listed in the packet.
  • Students are to complete the application and the “Alternative Careers” web site card to be eligible.
  • Kaplan Admission Assessment Test:  Instructions are enclosed in the application packet on when students must call to schedule their Kaplan test.  The test is not given until after the quarter ends.  Students who have not met all requirements for admission will not be permitted to sit for the test.
  • Kaplan test may only be taken once per year.    

Muskegon - Nursing Pre-Licensure BSN

  • 16 students accepted for Fall; 16 accepted for Spring
  • Application Quarters:  Summer quarter for a Fall start  and Winter quarter for a Spring start
  • Application Dates:  Applications accepted during the month of August for Fall Quarter and during the month of March  for the Spring Quarter
  • Application Process:  Students pick up applications in the G-Wing reception area.
  • Kaplan Admission Assessment Test:  Students sign up for the Kaplan test when picking up the application with the administrative assistant. .  Kaplan test may only be taken once per year.

Owosso - Nursing (ADN) and Post-Licensure BSN

  • 35-40 students are admitted for Fall quarter and 35-40 students are admitted for Spring quarter.
  • Application Quarters: Spring quarter for a Fall start; and Fall quarter for a Spring start.
  • Application Dates:  Applications accepted during the month of April for Fall Quarter and during the month of October for Spring Quarter.
  • Application Process:  Students must pick up and return applications in person in the Health Science Office.  Student ID must be presented.  Applications include:  1) Application page; 2) Essay on assigned topic as designated in the application packet.
  • Kaplan Admission Assessment Test: Students sign up for designated test dates when completed applications are submitted.  Kaplan testing occurs in the week following the end of the application quarter (June and December).  Kaplan test may only be taken once per year.

Limited Enrollment

Full acceptance into the professional track of some programs is limited due to clinical site availability. Students compete to earn acceptance into these programs. Selection criteria have been developed to choose the most qualified students for limited enrollment programs.  Students who have successfully completed the conditional acceptance requirements for their program are eligible to apply for full acceptance in to the professional track of the program. Refer to the program information supplement for program specific details on the application process, the criteria used, and the courses used in the GPA calculations.

Once selected through the limited enrollment criteria, for full acceptance into a program, students must complete program requirements including, but not limited to: program specific orientations, background checks, drug screens, etc. Please contact your campus official for additional information.

Approval / Accreditation

Baker College of Allen Park has received initial approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing. Baker College of Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Owosso, and Muskegon have received full approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing. Baker College of Owosso and Baker College of Muskegon are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) formerly (NLNAC). Baker College of Clinton Township has received candidacy status with ACEN; 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; phone (404) 975-5000, fax (404) 975-5020; Web address: www.acenursing.org.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

Campus Contacts

Allen Park (ADN)

Irene Su, RN, MSN, DNP
Program Director of Nursing
Office: (313) 425-3834
irene.su@baker.edu

Joanne Yastik, RN, MSN
Nursing Coordinator
Office: (313) 425-3841
joanne.yastik@baker.edu

Auburn Hills (LPN to ADN Ladder)

Roberta Cook RN, MSN, CPNP 
Director of Nursing
Office: (248) 276-6661
roberta.cook@baker.edu

Cadillac (Pre-Licensure BSN)

Lori Dewey MSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Office: (231) 876-3163
lori.dewey@baker.edu

Clinton Township (Pre-Licensure BSN)

Karen Grobson MSN, RN, CNE
Director of Nursing
Office: (586) 790-9164
karen.grobson@baker.edu

Flint (ADN)

Georgia Wilson MSN, RN 
Director of Nursing
Office: (810) 766-4359
georgia.wilson@baker.edu

Muskegon (Pre-Licensure)

Jennifer Kaiser MSN, RN 
Director of Nursing
Office: (231) 777-5378
jennifer.kaiser@baker.edu

Owosso (ADN and Post-Licensure)

Shannon Meijer MSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Office: (989) 729-3475
shannon.meijer@baker.edu

Baker Online (Post Licensure BSN)

Lesley Morgan PhD, MBA, ARNP 
Director, Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Admissions Office: (810) 766-4390
Toll Free: (800) 469-4062
lesley.morgan@baker.edu

Advisory Board

Lydia Alaszewski
Select Specialty Hospital - Macomb

Cindy Brassinger, RN, MSN
Riverview Health & Rehab Center

Marie Bristow
McLaren-Oakland

Susan Burkhardt
Medstar Ambulance

Karen Caitlin
Student Representative

Cathy Campbell
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Michele Carey, RN, BSN, MS, NEA-BC
McLaren Oakland

Deirdre Coller
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Roberta Cook, BSN, RN
Baker College

Althea Dale-Norfolk
Molina Healthare of Michigan

Mary Dewitt, RN
Genesys Regional Medical Center

Deborah Dixson
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Deanna Hart
McLaren Oakland

Christine Levandowski, RN
Baker College

Linda Macera-DiClemente, BSN, MSN
Baker College

Cindi Nader
Select Specialty Hospital Macomb

Durry Nkanga
Bortz Health Care Facilities Inc

Faith Polk-Branham
CSG Goot Solutions

Cynthia Rackham
St John Health System

Terri Sand
Genesys Regional Health System

Sandra Schmitt, RN, BSN
Oakwood Healthcare

Kate Schumaker
McLaren Oakland

Joan Sonnenberg
Village of East Harbor Senior Community

Susan Theakston
McLaren Regional Medical Center

Sharon Wilson
POH Regional Medical Center

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

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  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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