Why Be a Nurse?
The Future Is Bright for Nurses
According to U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing is the largest health occupation, with 2.6 million jobs.
- The number of nursing jobs will increase by 22% or 581,500 between 2008 and 2018.
- Employment opportunities will be in doctor's offices, home health care, nursing care facilities, employment agencies and hospitals.
- Hospitals currently employ 60% of the nursing workforce.
Learn more about the nursing profession from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Why Be a Baker University Nurse?
Challenging Curriculum Reflects Latest Professional Standards
Recent curriculum updates include:
- Patient safety goals
- Genetics and genomics
- Care of elders
You will develop into a confident, competent professional nurse through guided, hands-on learning in hospital and community settings with diverse client populations.
Learn in State-of-the-Art Clinical Settings
Our school is located on the campus of Stormont-Vail HealthCare, designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Clinical reasoning skills are further developed through guided practice using the METI Human Patient Simulator. Watch the video.
Baker School of Nursing Provides the Tools to Succeed
Our graduates and their employers tell us Baker nurses are well prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to begin their practice as registered nurses.
What Does It Take to Complete the Program?
- Completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours of college work is required to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree:
- 64 credit hours of prerequisite courses
- 64 credit hours of nursing courses
- The 64 credit hours of the baccalaureate nursing degree program must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade of "C" in all nursing courses. All nursing course work is offered at the Stormont-Vail campus.
- A minimum of 30 credit hours in the upper-division nursing program must be completed at the Baker University School of Nursing.
Baker School of Nursing graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination, NCLEX, to become a registered nurse.