Bring patients a healing touch.

Prepare for the practice of nursing.

Licensed Practical Nurses (known as LPNs) work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors, providing bedside care for people who are sick, injured, or recovering. Using their medical knowledge and problem-solving skills, LPNs work closely with patients to monitor and discuss their health concerns, and administer basic nursing care. 

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    Additional Accreditations

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

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    • School of Nursing

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    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

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Practical Nurse Certificate from Baker College

Baker College School of NursingNursing - Practical Nurse (PN)Certificate of Practical Nurse

Bring patients a healing touch.

Prepare for the practice of nursing.

Licensed Practical Nurses (known as LPNs) work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors, providing bedside care for people who are sick, injured, or recovering. Using their medical knowledge and problem-solving skills, LPNs work closely with patients to monitor and discuss their health concerns, and administer basic nursing care. 

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Career Facts

$41,540

Median salary for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

25%

Estimated employment increase by 2020

$65,470

Median salary for Registered Nurses

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Overview

Developed and taught by nursing professionals who have years of experience, Baker’s Practical Nurse certificate program provides you with the knowledge and skills that are essential to the practice of nursing. 

Through your class work, labs, and hands-on experience in a clinical setting, you learn all the fundamentals—health assessments, human anatomy, physiology, and more. Participatory learning develops your critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques, along with preparing you with an understanding of what it means to work in healthcare. 

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam, a standard exam developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Enrollment is limited for this program.

Course Information
Practical Nurse Major Requirements66 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, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
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.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101
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
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):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
College Mathematics I: Reasoning and Application4
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):
Acceptance in the program, Student background check.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 101A.
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):
Acceptance in the program, Student background check.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 101A.
Health Assessment2
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 141.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 151A, NUR 161A.
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):
B- or better in NUR 101A, B- or better in NUR 106, B- or better in 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):
Nursing majors: B- or better in NUR 131, B- or better in NUR 151A, B- or better in NUR 161A. Nursing-LPN to ADN Ladder and PN majors: B- or better in NUR 101A, B- or better in NUR 106, and B- or better in NUR 111.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 201A, NUR 211B.
Legal Issues in Nursing2
PN 121B
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9 Quarter Hours

Addresses the theoretical application of the nursing process to concepts of care. Concepts incorporated in this course include: health promotion and maintenance, principles of pharmacology, correlation of medicines to disease processes, nutrition, communication, pain, infection control, and selected health conditions. The focus of this course will be on the care of patients with chronic illnesses and recurring health problems in the adult and geriatric populations. Allows opportunity for students to apply practical nurse processes to care of the adult patient in both acute and chronic patient care settings. This course requires 60 hours of theoretical instruction and 90 hours of clinical instruction.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NUR 101A, B- or better in NUR 106, B- or better in NUR 111.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 141.
Medical/Surgical Nursing for the PN9
PN 131C
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an exploration of practical nursing care for women in the prenatal, labor/delivery, and post-partum phases of pregnancy, including wellness care and care of complications. Exploration of practical nurse care for newborns, infants, and children will include wellness, common childhood illness, and immunizations. Students, under the supervision of a clinical instructor, will observe and apply basic nursing assessment and nursing management skills in the care of the pregnant client, and the pediatric client in a health care setting.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NUR 141, B- or better in PN 121B.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 131, NUR 171, PN 171A.
Maternity and Pediatric Nursing for the Practical Nurses4
PN 171A
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1 Quarter Hours

Integrates the previously acquired knowledge and skills necessary to begin a career in nursing. Topics include delegation, leadership, dealing with conflict, career growth, as well as resume and interview techniques. Standardized testing with remediation will occur in this course. The portfolio project will be completed in this course.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in NUR 141, B- or better in PN 121B, Sophomore status.
Corequisite(s):
NUR 131, NUR 171, PN 131C.
Practical Nurse Seminar1
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
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 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

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 66

Program Description

The Practical Nursing certificate program at Baker College prepares students to attain the necessary knowledge, attitudes, and skills for a career as a practical nurse. Upon completion of the program, graduates will obtain a Certificate in Practical Nursing and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN Exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The curriculum is designed to assist students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are encouraged to develop an appreciation for the legal, moral, ethical, and cultural dimensions of issues they confront in an ever-evolving healthcare system. The Michigan Board of Nursing can deny licensure to any applicant who has been convicted of a crime and/or is addicted to drugs or alcohol. The Baker College of Jackson Practical Nurse program has received initial approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing. 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).

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 
  • 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.

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. 

Program Outcomes
  1. The graduate will be able to incorporate theories and concepts derived from nursing, the humanities, and the biological and social sciences in the practice of nursing.
  2. The graduate will be able to apply selected components of the nursing process in providing individualized care to the client with commonly occurring health problems and predictable outcomes, under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse or licensed physician.
  3. The graduate will be able to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment to promote quality health care that is coordinated, safe, cost-effective and client-responsive.
  4. The graduate will be able to utilize human and technological modes of communication needed to provide culturally sensitive care to the client and family.
  5. The graduate will be able to employ critical thinking to formulate professional judgments that support the practice of safe competent nursing.
  6. The graduate will be able to provide care to clients in need of prevention and early detection of health care deficits.
  7. The graduate will be able to provide nursing care for a group of clients experiencing chronic alterations in health care status, in various settings, under supervision.
  8. The graduate will be able to assume responsibility and accountability for ethical behavior consistent with the principles and standards of professional nursing and legal scope of practice of the practical nurse.
Academic Policies & Requirements

Student Handbook

Nursing Program Handbooks

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

The Practical Nurse Program has received full approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam, which is a standard exam developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The Michigan Board of Nursing may deny LPN licensure to an applicant who has been convicted of a crime or is addicted to drugs or alcohol.

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)

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

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  • Is Baker accredited?

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

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    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.

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