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 19%, or 526,800 nurses, between 2012 and 2022.
  • 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

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  • 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.

Ninety-five to 100% of Baker graduates staying in Kansas and licensed are employed within three months of graduation. 

Learn in State-of-the-Art Clinical Settings

Our school is located on the campus of Stormont Vail Health and has been 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.

Baker School of Nursing Is Affordable

Baker's tuition rate for nursing students is one of the lowest for private colleges in Kansas. And a large number of nursing scholarships are available. Find out more about Financial Aid and see how affordable your nursing education can be.

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. Of those, 64 credit hours are 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.