Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Baker College Online’s Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program offers you the flexibility of completing your bachelor degree 100% online — allowing you to attend class around your already busy work and personal schedule. With a bachelor degree, you’ll be able to command higher pay and access more career opportunities for advancement.
The BSN program provides licensed registered nurses with the opportunity to continue their professional growth as leaders of research, practice, education and administration within the health care environment. Through additional study as well as clinical experience, BSN students can earn practical experience by serving the needs of individuals and communities in a variety of healthcare settings.
Students in the Baker College baccalaureate of science program are licensed registered nurses. Three (3) courses in the Baker College baccalaureate curriculum involve clinical experiences: Community Health Practicum, Leadership Practicum and Nursing Seminar (the final course in the program). Required clinical experience for students in the program will include:
- Identifying clinical sites/activities and qualified preceptors which meet the course objectives and are approved by the course faculty.
- Performing clinical activities involving client or staff teaching, program changes, system alterations, etc. (up to 8 hours per week).
Program requirements include:
- An unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the United States (US), District of Columbia or US territories; or an unencumbered license as a RN in Canada. Note: Canadian RNs must complete the clinical components of this program under the supervision of a baccalaureate nurse licensed in Canada. Successful completion of the Baker College baccalaureate nursing program does not qualify the Canadian graduate to take the US NCLEX examination.
- All students are expected to maintain licensure throughout their academic career.
- Applicants must include a photocopy of active US or Canadian RN license or a printed page from the licensing state’s nursing website or Canadian equivalent verifying licensure status and expiration date.
- Students must pass all courses with a minimum of a B- (2.7) in order to graduate with a BSN degree from Baker College. A minimum grade of 2.7 (B-) is required for Health Science Courses (SCI, HSC, NUR). A minimum grade of 2.0
(C)is required for general education courses.
The baccalaureate (RN to BSN) program at Baker College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, (202) 887-6791.
ACCREDITATION CONTACT INFORMATION:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing)
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791
Fax: (202) 785-8320
- The average salary for Nursing Aides is $23,900.
- For Licensed Practical Nurses, the average is $38,900.
- For RNs, the average is about $62,400.
- Nursing is growing much faster than the average occupation.
- By 2016, employment of Registered Nurses is expected to grow 23 percent and, for Licensed Practical Nurses, growth should grow 14 percent.
- Most Nursing Aides and LPNs are generalists, who care for their patients in many different ways. They work in all areas of health care.
- Most RNs begin as staff Nurses in hospitals to gain experience. With good performance, they are promoted to higher level positions or move to other settings.
- Management-level nursing positions often require a graduate or an advanced degree in nursing or health services administration.