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School of Nursing

Online ADN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Marlene Eicher

School of Nursing

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Advance Your Career With Baker University’s ADN to BSN Program


Created for RNs who hold an ADN and are ready to increase their nursing knowledge, Baker University’s ADN to BSN program is designed for you.

We have created this program to allow you to advance your career in less time—and with lower costs.

We recognize that family responsibilities, work schedules, and geographic limitations can make it difficult for working nurses to pursue education. We don’t think those hurdles should be insurmountable, so we developed our ADN to BSN online to meet the needs of nontraditional students.

All coursework is done online, and your leadership capstone is completed in your community so you can earn your degree where you live and work.

The same caring faculty who lead our BSN and post-licensure nursing programs also teach our ADN to BSN program coursework. You’ll be surrounded by other students and professors who share your passion for nursing.

Our academic advising team acts as your partner as you earn your ADN to BSN online. We’ll help you plan your courses so you can efficiently continue your education and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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Are you ready to take your national certification exam? Prepare by taking a 15-week course designed specifically for nurses planning to take one of the tests.

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Degree Details: ADN to BSN Program

Learning doesn’t have to happen in a classroom. You can take advantage of our accelerated nursing program without relocating or leaving your full-time job:

  • Pursue your ADN to BSN online from anywhere.
  • Classes start in January, May, and August.
  • Complete your leadership capstone in your own community.
  • Complete courses and earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as one year.
  • Each term lasts eight weeks.

Start the journey toward your BSN by applying today.


ADN to BSN Program Highlights

Our accelerated nursing program offers several benefits to busy working nurses who want to become leaders in the field:

Learn from exceptional faculty. Expertly trained nurse educators encourage you to think creatively, apply what you already know from your ADN program, and implement skills in new ways.

Join an accredited program. Thanks to our commitment to quality and teaching best practices for nursing care, our ADN to BSN program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Explore new opportunities. Our accelerated nursing program can boost earning potential, build on your existing education, and help you make significant contributions to the health of your community.

Created for working nurses. We’ve taken your busy work schedule and personal life into account in every aspect of our program and designed it from the ground up to be flexible and adaptable.

Features Unique to Baker’s Program

Receive credit for basic ADN coursework. You can receive credit for freestanding courses in pharmacology, health assessment, and pathophysiology. If you didn’t take a stand-alone course, you can test out of pharmacology, health assessment, and pathophysiology with a standardize test. You do not to repeat basic nursing coursework.

Special topic courses. The High Learning Commission (HLC) requires 30 credit hours taken at Baker University to earn a bachelor’s degree. Our ADN to BSN program offers special topic courses to meet this requirement.

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Exceptional Experiences: ADN to BSN Program

Our program is a cut above the rest because we provide an exceptional learning environment built around your busy schedule.

Enjoy inclusivity and individuality. We keep our online BSN program small so we can be responsive to your needs. We bring our campus to you by offering full access to resources like personal career advisors who help you pick courses and practicums.

Personalized attention. Our online ADN to BSN program may not put you in a physical classroom, but you’ll be part of a true professional community that emphasizes personal attention. Your professors and career-advising professionals will keep you focused and set you in the right direction.

Continue your education while you work. Our 24/7 flexibility means you can keep your full-time job and spend time with your family during this accelerated nursing program. You can even switch between full and part time or pause for up to 12 months.

Increase your earning potential.
An online Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program provides financial security and helps you collect even more return on investment from the ADN you already have.


What Can You Do With a BSN Degree?

Research shows that nurses who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing provide better patient outcomes, and our program will help you advance your existing skills to even better serve your community.

Possible BSN Degree Career Paths

You’ve got excellent bedside experience—and turning your RN into a BSN opens doors to new opportunities.

A BSN degree qualifies you for critical nursing roles such as these:

  • Acute care nurse
  • Community health nurse
  • Travel nurse
  • Military nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Neonatal intensive care unit nurse
  • Operating room nurse
  • Emergency room nurse
  • Trauma care nurse
  • Pediatric nurse

Financial Aid for ADN to BSN Program

Our accelerated nursing program is more affordable than you may think. Grants, loans, and scholarships are all available.

Our ADN to BSN program is recognized by SR Education Group as one of the most affordable. Baker is a top college when it comes to value. Learn more about our financial aid options

Tuition Rates & Fees

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Example Courses: ADN to BSN Program Courses

As you pursue your RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, you will take classes like these:

  • Nursing of Communities With Practicum: Develop an understanding of how community-based nursing is influenced by systems for health care delivery, policies and political advocacy, transitional care/case management, and vulnerable populations.
  • Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing: Get an overview of leadership and management theories and current issues affecting health care. You’ll build knowledge and skills related to fiscal accountability, regulatory environments, HR, and creating healthy work environments.
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice: This introduction to nursing research includes relevant terminology, processes, and techniques. You’ll develop the analytical skills needed to read research reports and learn how to use SPSS software for data analysis.
  • Elective Courses: Statistics for Nurses, Elder Care, Nurses and the Media, Literacy, Visual and Creative Arts, and additional courses meet Higher Learning Commission requirement of 30 credit hours to earn a BSN degree at Baker University.

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Related Programs at Baker University

In addition to our ADN to BSN program, Baker also offers these accelerated nursing programs:

ADN to Master of Science in Nursing: This bridge program eliminates repetition, allowing you to earn your MSN faster and at less cost. You will be prepared to provide exceptional patient care and make decisions to drive better outcomes—and to prepare future nurses to do the same.

Master of Science in Nursing: Shape the next generation of health care professionals by studying nursing education or nursing administration. This program for nurses who already have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing integrates advanced nursing theory with evidence-based nursing practices.


ADN to BSN Online Courses

Special Topic Courses

Meet the Faculty


Libby Rosen

Dean and Professor; RN, PhD

B.S.N. Washburn University, Ph.D. University of Kansas

Office: School of Nursing


Marlene Eicher

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Professor, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

B.S.N. Baker University, M.S.N. Washburn University, D.N.P. Pittsburg State University

Office: School of Nursing


Denise Johnson

Assistant Professor; RN, BSN, MSN, APRN

B.S.N. University of Kansas, M.S.N. University of Kansas

Office: School of Nursing


Amanda Schuster

Assistant Professor; MSN, BSN, RN

B.S.N. University of Arkansas, M.S.N. Fort Hays State University

Office: School of Nursing


Ashley Seematter

Assistant Professor; BSN, RN

B.S.N. Fort Hays State University, M.S.N. Baker University

Office: School of Nursing

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Vicky McGrath

Assistant Professor

B.S.N. Washburn University, M.B.A. Baker University, D.N.P. University of Kansas

Office: School of Nursing