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School of Nursing

Online ADN to BSN

Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Marlene Eicher

School of Nursing

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Build on Your Education With Baker’s ADN to BSN Program


If you are an RN who holds an ADN and are ready to pursue your BSN, then this Baker University program is designed just for you.

We designed this program for RNs to allow you to advance your career in less time—and with lower costs.

At Baker, 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 online ADN to BSN program 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 MSN programs also teach our ADN to BSN program coursework. You’ll be surrounded by other students and professors who share your passion for nursing.

Baker’s academic advising team acts as your partner as you earn a BSN. We’ll help you plan your courses so you can efficiently continue your education and earn a bachelor’s degree.

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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 this accelerated nursing program without relocating or leaving your full-time job.

  • Pursue your ADN to BSN online from anywhere.
  • Classes start in January and August.
  • Complete your leadership capstone in your own community.
  • Complete courses and earn your BSN in as little as one year, depending on transfer credits.

Start the journey toward your BSN by taking the first step in the admissions process.


Program Highlights: Accelerated Nursing Program

Experience these benefits in our accelerated nursing program:

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

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

Explore new opportunities. Our ADN to BSN can boost earning potential, build on your existing education, and make significant contributions to the health of your community.

Set up 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.

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Exceptional Experiences: ADN to BSN Program

Enjoy inclusivity and individuality. We keep our RN to 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 + work. Our 24/7 flexibility means we expect you to 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 earning potential. An online nursing bachelor’s 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?

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

This program from Baker prepares you to earn a BSN and qualify 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: ADN to BSN Program

The ADN to BSN program at Baker is more affordable than you may think. You’ll find the return on investment you’re looking for with Baker University’s highly ranked online programs. Grants, loans, and scholarships are all available.

Our accelerated nursing programs are recognized by SR Education Group as one of the most affordable. Baker is a top college when it comes to value.

Financial Aid Options

Tuition & Fees

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Baker Is Military Friendly

Military Advanced Education named Baker University one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Veterans and active-duty service members and their spouses may qualify for tuition discounts.

Military Benefits

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Example Courses: ADN to BSN

As you pursue the online nursing bachelor’s program at Baker, you’ll 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.

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Related Programs at Baker University

In addition to our ADN to BSN program, Baker also offers these online 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. Graduates are prepared to provide exceptional patient care and make decisions to drive better outcomesand 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

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