School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Cara Bonfiglio

Student Admissions & Progressions Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Critical thinking, technical knowledge, & practical application

About

A Baker University diploma is a known entity in the region’s health care system.

Graduates from our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are compassionate, workforce-ready individuals intrinsically motivated to make a difference in the world around them. Students are encouraged to spend their first two years at Baker’s College of Arts and Sciences in Baldwin City, Kansas, before earning their 62 hours of required nursing course work at the Stormont Vail Health campus.

It’s the best of both worlds: Enjoy two years of the traditional undergraduate experience—clubs and organizations, Greek life, and varsity athletics—and then dive deep into the pursuit of one of the most desired careers in the world.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

PREPARE FOR THE NCLEX

More than 90% of our students pass the NCLEX on the first try, which is substantially higher than both the national average and average for Kansas.

YOUR JOB IS WAITING

More than 95% of Baker graduates staying in Kansas are licensed and employed within three months of graduation.

MAGNET DESIGNATION

Our professional school is located on the campus of Stormont Vail Health and is designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

STATE-OF-THE-ART LEARNING

Clinical reasoning skills are further developed through guided practice using leading technology such as the human patient simulator.

State-of-the-art Learning

Simulation Lab

Our students receive valuable simulation lab experiences, including the opportunity to practice techniques on a lifelike mannequin. The human patient simulator moves its eyes, speaks, breathes, and displays a heartbeat. It can signal conditions such as heart attacks, collapsed lungs, and severe strokes. The high fidelity simulator reacts like a real patient, and can be programmed for multiple patient scenarios, from a young person in great health to an elderly smoker with diabetes. Our students observe a variety of diseases, then decide on a treatment and see how various interventions would affect their patient.

Clinical reasoning skills are further developed through guided practice using leading technology such as the human patient simulator.

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Service Learning

Every year a group of nursing students and faculty travel to Kenya to assist Streams of Hope International, a medical mission to bring valuable healthcare resources to the impoverished country. The program was developed by Baker SON alumna Ephantus Kimori Mwangi and Hottensiah Kimori in 2008. During the 12-day trip, our global citizens teach equipment usage, provide clinical support, and educate locals about a variety of best clinical practices.

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Student Experience

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It’s a pretty amazing feeling to land your dream job before receiving your diploma.
I absolutely love my career as an emergency department nurse at the University of Kansas Hospital, and I have the faculty at Baker University to thank.

Brooke Sanders | BSN, Class of 2013

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Baker is one of America’s top military-friendly colleges and universities according to Military Advanced Education magazine and by Military Friendly Schools

Veteran Benefits

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Meet the Faculty

Mary Hobus
Dean of the School of Nursing, Professor; RN, MS, PhD
B.S.N. Saint Mary of the Plain College, M.S.N. Andrews University, Ph.D. Marquette University
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5853
mary.hobus@bakerU.edu

Della Anderson

Della Anderson
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program; RN, MSN, MBA, PhD
Ph.D. University of Kansas, M.S.N. University of Mary, M.B.A. University of Mary, B.S.N. University of Kansas
Expertise: leadership, management
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5838
danderso@stormontvail.org

 

Jeanne Mann
Jeanne Mann
Assistant Dean, Graduate Program; RN, PhD, CNE
B.S.N. Wichita State University, M.S.N., M.S., Ed.S. Fort Hays State, Ph.D. (Ed) University of Kansas
Expertise: health assessment, mental and adult health
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5837
jemann@stormontvail.org

Christina Barker
Christina Barker
Technology Coordinator, Clinical Instructor; BSN, RN
M.S.N.University of Kansas (in process), B.S.N. Baker University School of Nursing
Expertise: pediatric intensive care
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5851
cbarker@stormontvail.org

Diane Bortoff
Diane Bortoff
Assistant Professor; RN, MSN, CNE
B.S.N., M.S.(N.) University of Kansas
Expertise: care of elders, community health
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5862
diane.bottorff@bakerU.edu

Marlene Eicher

Marlene Eicher
Assistant Professor; RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
B.S.N. Baker University, M.S.N. Washburn University
Expertise: adult health nursing, surgical care, diabetes management
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5873
meicher@stormontvail.org

Tamara Heine

Tamara Heine
Program Manager; RN, MSN, CNE
B.S.N. Baker University, M.S.N. Nebraska Methodist College
Expertise: maternal-child, pathophysiology
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5849
theine@stormontvail.org

Ruth OhmRuth Ohm
Assistant Professor; RN, PhD, APRN
B.S.N. University of Wyoming, M.S.N. University of Portland, Ph.D. (Nursing) University of Kansas
Expertise: adult health nursing, research
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5858
ruth.ohm@bakerU.edu

Libby Rosen

Libby Rosen
Professor; RN, PhD
B.S.N. Washburn University, Ph.D. (Nursing) University of Kansas
Expertise: maternal and child nursing
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5859
lrosen@stormontvail.org

Amanda Schuster

Amanda Schuster
Assistant Professor; MSN, BSN, RN
B.S.N. University of Arkansas, M.S.N. Fort Hays State University
Expertise: nursing foundations
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5878
aschuste@stormontvail.org

Ranee Seastrom

Ranee Seastrom
Assistant Professor; MSN, MHA, RN-BC
B.S.N. Baker University, M.S.N./M.H.A. University of Phoenix
Expertise: Acute care adult health, cardiac and stroke care
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5865
rseastro@stormontvail.org

Ashley Seematter

Ashley Seematter
Instructor; BSN, RN
B.S.N. Fort Hays State University
Expertise: nursing simulation
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5879
aseematt@stormontvail.org

Barb Sollner

Barb Sollner
Assistant Professor; RN, BSN, MSN
R.N. Bryan Memorial Hospital; B.S.N., M.S.N. Nebraska Wesleyan University
Expertise: operating room, acute care
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5949
bsollner@stormontvail.org

Dustin Thiessen
Instructor & Simulation Lab Coordinator; RN, BSN
B.S.N. Baker University
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5868
duthiess@stormontvail.org

Jessica Shippee-McDaniel
Instructor; RN, BSN, MSN
B.S.N., M.S.N. Baker University
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5866
jshippee@stormontvail.org

Kisha Patterson
Assistant Professor; RN, BSN, MSN, APRN
B.S.N. Baker University, M.S.N. Graceland University
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5870
kisha.patterson@stormontvail.org

Denise Johnson
Assistant Professor; RN, BSN, MSN, APRN
B.S.N., M.S.N. University of Kansas
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5115
lynda.johnson@stormontvail.org

Jeri Harvey
Instructor; RN, BSN, MSN
B.S.N., M.S.N. Washburn University
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5884
jeharvey@stormontvail.org

Ashton Hampel
Assistant Professor; BSN, RN
B.S.N. Newman University
Expertise: adult health, emergency nursing
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5221
ahampel@stormontvail.org

Anna Buckley
Assistant Professor; RN, BSN, MSN, APRN
B.S.N., M.S.N. Kansas University
Office: School of Nursing
785.354.5839
anna.buckley@stormontvail.org

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