Baker School of Nursing

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  • Cara Bonfiglio
  • Student Admissions Coordinator
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Why choose Baker?

You are a registered nurse (RN) looking for an online program to obtain the BSN degree.  With so many programs to select from, why should Baker University be your 1st choice?

  • Courses are taught by fulltime, on-campus Baker University nursing faculty.
  • This online program is as close as it can get to being face to face, yet allowing for you to “attend” class and do homework at home, fitting into your life schedule.
  • Class sizes are small, which translates into quality individual attention and timely feedback on assignments from your professors.
  • You will progress through the program as a cohort—classmates remain the same which contributes to a familiar supportive environment.
  • Classes are 7 weeks long, taken one at a time to allow for undivided focused attention to the subject.
  • Courses and assignments are designed to build on and expand the solid educational base you already have and prepare you to provide care for local, regional, and global health needs.
  • The curriculum includes courses in nursing research, community health nursing, and leadership and management.
  • Clinical learning opportunities will be individually designed to transition competencies to the baccalaureate level of proficiency.
  • Personal financial aid advising is readily available.
  • And finally, while it may seem a long way off, this program positions you well for admission to a graduate nursing program.

RN-BSN clinical statement

The clinical experiences for this program are incorporated into RN 455 (Nursing of Communities) and RN 476 (Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing).  Clinical time will be done at the dates and time that reflect the needs of the student and the clinical agencies in the student’s locale.  Clinicals cannot be done during employment hours nor at the employee’s work site.  Clinical experiences are individualized to each student’s needs and areas of interest with the guidance of the course professor.

The student is responsible for securing the preceptor and clinical site, a process that will begin early in the of the program.  A preceptor must be a registered nurse, academically prepared with a BSN or graduate nursing degree.  Each clinical course requires 67 clock hours (1.5 credit hours) in areas of community health nursing and leadership and management.  Assignments will be individualized to the student and designed to be mutually beneficial to the student and the clinical agency.

Examples of agencies/positions to consider, but not limited to, are:

City/county health departments

Federally qualified health centers

Nurse-managed care centers

Family planning clinics

Community based mental health centers

Mental health crisis centers

Disability support organizations

University student health facilities

School nurses

Parish nurses

Case management/risk management

Homeless shelters

Cardiac rehabilitation

Special needs camps