Working as a professional nurse requires more than clinical skills and an understanding of the human body, it also takes an ability to work with many different types of people. Our pre-licensure nursing program combines humanities, sciences and nursing practice to help give you a well-rounded range of skills that will help take you far in your career.
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 BSN nursing 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 nursing track and those students who are already highly skilled practicing nurses, post-licensure track, wishing to expand their nursing knowledge with a focus on population health, research and leadership skills.
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 Bachelor of Science in nursing pre-RN licensure program is a four-year program consisting of 120 credit hours (28 prerequisite hours and 62 nursing credit requirements). Our curriculum includes introduction to healthcare informatics, pharmacology and medication administration, and clinical experiences.
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.
In order to be admitted into our pre-RN licensure BSN nursing degree program, you must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent (from an accredited program). In addition, the overall admission GPA is a minimum 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). A Kaplan admissions test is also required.
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.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlcommission.org.
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