Accreditation & Licensure Requirements
In addition to Baker University's accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312.263.0456, ncahlc.org) and Kansas State Board of Education, the B.S.N. program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120 (202.887.6791, www.aacn.nche.edu).
Kansas State Board of Nursing Licensure Requirements
Applicants and current students are advised that nursing licenses may be denied or disciplined by the KSBN. Possible grounds for such action may include being guilty of any felony or being guilty of a misdemeanor that involves an illegal drug offense if the KSBN determines that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. No license shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction for a crime against persons. Patterns of practice and other behaviors exhibiting an apparent incapacity to practice nursing are also considered. All criminal convictions must be revealed to KSBN on initial application for licensure and will be evaluated before a license is granted. The KSBN requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check as part of the application process for licensure. Further information may be obtained by accessing the Nurse Practice Act KSA 65-1120 and by contacting the KSBN.