Earn your bachelor’s degree in two years with our accelerated nursing program.
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 track 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.
- Over the course of the program, you’ll gain a better understanding of what it takes to address individual and community health needs.
- In addition to the work you do in the classroom, you’ll also have clinical experiences through a community health practicum, a leadership practicum and a nursing synthesis.
- As a graduate, you’ll be better prepared to obtain your nursing license and move into nursing roles within healthcare environments.
- This degree is part of our Bridge to Bachelor’s program, which means students may transfer up to 60 credits from their existing bachelor’s degree, allowing them to complete their BSN in two years.
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Nursing (Accelerated) classes will be taught exclusively at the Royal Oak campus in 2023. Plus, general education and prerequisite courses are typically available through Baker Online, Online Live, and on all campuses throughout Michigan.Learn More
Why Study Nursing?
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 daily you’re helping people who need it the most. As a nurse, you will be both a caregiver and a problem solver, someone who helps heal people in mind, body and spirit. Compassion is critical, but you will also need a strong aptitude for science and critical thinking to properly treat patients. 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. Specifically, the accelerated BSN track is for those students who have obtained an earned bachelor’s degree in another field and wish to pursue nursing as a career. The accelerated BSN track is completed in 18 months after pre-requisite science courses are completed. This intense program is for students who can dedicate the needed time to nursing studies. 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.
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The Baker College Bachelor of Science in nursing Traditional pre-RN licensure track is a four-year program consisting of 120 credit hours (28 prerequisite hours and 62 nursing credit requirements). The Bachelor of Science in nursing Accelerated pre-RN licensure track is completed in 18 months for those students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Our curriculum includes introduction to healthcare informatics, pharmacology and medication administration, and clinical experiences.View Full Curriculum
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The College of Health Science is proud to offer courses that include Extended Reality (XR) learning. These experiences provide immersive, hands-on learning that will prepare you for a successful career in the healthcare field.
In order to be admitted into our Traditional Pre-RN Licensure BSN Nursing Degree track, you must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent (from an accredited program), with a minimum overall admission GPA of C (2.0). You must also successfully complete BIO 1210, BIO 1211, BIO 1220 BIO 1221, BIO 2150 and HSC 1010 with a minimum of a B- (2.7). View the PSB- Health Occupations Aptitude Exam. A cumulative GPA of B- (2.7) is required in order to graduate with a BSN nursing 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.
Outcomes & Performance
The mission of the Nursing (BSN) program at Baker College 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.
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This program is offered in-person on our campus in Royal Oak. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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Unavailable on Baker Online
Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Baker Online.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Baker Online each semester.Baker Online
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Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Online Live.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Online Live each semester.Online Live