Baker School of Nursing

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  • Cara Bonfiglio
  • Student Admissions Coordinator
  • cara.bonfiglio@bakerU.edu
  • 785.354.5850
  • 888.866.4242 (toll free)
  • Fax: 785.354.5832

Admission Process for Registered Nurses

Applying is a two-step process:

  • Submit the online application
  • Request official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities attended whether a degree was received or not.

When completing the online application, have available RN license information and an up-to-date resume to insert.

Have official transcripts sent to:
Baker University School of Nursing
Cara Bonfiglio, Student Admissions Coordinator
1500 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604

Once the application, resume and transcripts are received, the admissions coordinator will prepare a study plan, which will be sent electronically for your review. If you are interested in continuing the admission process, a phone interview with a faculty advisor will be scheduled.

Admission to the school of nursing for registered nurses is based on proof of completion of a diploma or associate degree program, current RN license and being in good standing with state board of nursing and academic history (cumulative minimum GPA of 2.7 in general education and nursing coursework). Other considerations will include commitment to learning in an online environment, ability to balance life demands and manage stress, communication skills, and personal integrity and accountability.

Eligibility for admission is determined without regard to race, nationality, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

Other Admission Considerations

  • Baker University reserves the right to admit students conditionally. A conditional admission is individually determined.
  • The Kansas statewide articulation plan (2012) will be used to guide decision making regarding validation. Nurses who graduated 10 or more years ago and have worked less than 1,000 hours in the past three years will be admitted conditionally pending successful completion of RN 335, 345 and 350.
  • International students must meet all admission requirements and should review specific requirements in the pdfSchool of Nursing Catalog and Handbook.

Program Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN)

A minimum of 128 credit hours are required in courses labeled 100 and above for the BSN degree. All general education and nursing courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to be accepted in transfer. For pass/fail grades to be accepted, confirmation by the college or university that the pass is equivalent to a C or greater is required. A minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses must be completed through Baker University to earn the degree.

The Baker BSN degree requirements include 64 general education and 64 nursing credit hours. Most graduates of associate programs will transfer approximately 64 credits of general education and nursing from the previous degree. Remaining general education requirements (listed below) may be taken at any accredited college or university or taken online through Baker University School for Professional and Graduate Studies. Studies.pdfCourse Schedule

Students who are admitted into the online RN to BSN degree track and who register continuously for Baker University courses may receive federal financial aid if eligible to receive such funding. A consultation with the financial aid officer is recommended.

General Education Requirements | 64 Hours

These courses (30-36 credits) are typically part of the associate degree in nursing:

  • Oral Communication, 3 credit hours
  • English Composition, 3 credit hours
  • General Psychology, 3 credit hours
  • Developmental (Life Span) Psychology, 3 credit hours
  • Principles of Sociology or Cultural Anthropology, 3 credit hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology with lab, 6-10 credit hours
  • Microbiology with lab, 3-4 credit hours
  • Chemistry with Lab or Human Biology with lab, 3-4 credit hours
  • Nutrition, 3 credit hours

These courses (30 credits) are required for the Baker University School of Nursing baccalaureate in nursing degree:

  • Writing and Reasoning or English II, 3 credits
  • College Algebra, 3 credit hours
  • Ethics, 3 credit hours
  • Statistics, 3 credit hours
  • Humanities or Fine Arts, 12 credit hours
  • Electives, 6 credit hours

Registered nurses who have not taken these courses are encouraged to complete them prior to starting the nursing sequence. One humanity and/or elective course will be offered during the nursing sequence.

The student admissions coordinator will be happy to answer questions about the program and to assist with transcript audit. Contact Cara Bonfiglio at 785.354.5850 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .