Prepare to become a leader in healthcare.

The goal of the Baker College Baccalaureate Post-licensure Nursing program is to provide an opportunity for licensed registered nurses to continue their professional growth by the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed to function in healthcare settings that are responsive to individual and community needs as professional nurses. These individuals will develop into leaders of research, practice, education and administration within the healthcare environment.

Baker College School of Nursing Overview

The School of Nursing offers a wide range of program options: 

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs at the Allen Park campus
  • A Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program of study at the Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon and Owosso campuses 
  • A Post-License RN to BSN Baccalaureate program of study 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 semester 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 healthcare environments of today.

Program Status: Open Enrollment

Featured Alumni

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 see everyone off and working. Baker faculty are very prepared professionals. I felt like they set me up for success.

- Leslie Aldrich, Nurse & Baker Grad
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