You already have a bachelor's degree, so we made it easy for you to get started in nursing with an accelerated BSN. Our accelerated nursing program helps you build upon your existing education so that you can transition to a career in nursing. The curriculum for this program was created to align with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) requirements and will prepare you to be successful in your nursing career. This program is a limited enrollment program.
Any nurse will tell you it can be a tough and demanding job, but he or she will also tell you it’s one of the most rewarding careers you can choose. This is because on a daily basis, you’re helping people who need it the most. As a nurse, you’ll be both a caregiver and a problem solver, someone who helps heal people in mind, body and spirit. Compassion is critical, but you’ll also need a strong aptitude for science and critical thinking to properly treat patients.
The Baker College School of Nursing (SON) offers a variety of degrees to meet the needs of both the student aspiring to become a registered nurse and those students who are already nurses striving to advance their careers with additional education.
The Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree is offered in two tracks. This degree focuses on the well-rounded practitioner with an emphasis on a liberal arts education as well as a mastery of basic nursing skills. This program is available to those students who wish to obtain credentials to take the NCLEX examination, pre-licensure track and those students who already have a bachelor's degree, wishing to expand their nursing knowledge and put it into practice.
For those nurses ready to prepare themselves for leadership positions (administration track) or educational positions, both in acute and chronic care facilities or academic settings (education track), the Master of Science in nursing (MSN) program allows nurses to build upon the knowledge and skills obtained in their practice.
The Baker College nursing Accelerated BSN nursing degree program is a two-year program consisting of 62 major credit hours (and 37 prerequisite course credits). Our curriculum includes fundamentals of nursing, global health and a nursing synthesis.
I chose Baker because they had such a detailed, laid-out plan for me. It got me working as a nurse, and their goal is to see everyone off and working. Baker faculty are very prepared professionals. I felt like they set me up for success.
Overall admission GPA a minimum of B- (2.7). Successful completion of BIO 1210, BIO 1211, BIO 1220, BIO 1221, BIO 2150, HSC 1010 with a minimum of a B- (2.7). Successful completion of BIO 2410, HSC 2210, CHM 2310, MTH 2750 with a minimum grade of C (2.0). A cumulative GPA of B- (2.7) is required to graduate with a BSN degree from Baker College. A minimum grade of a B- (2.7) in all nursing (NUR) courses is required. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for general education courses.
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