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Master of Science in Nursing

Choose from two tracks: Nursing Education and Nursing Administration

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Master of Science in Nursing

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Shaping the Next Generation of Health Care


Baker’s robust online MSN curriculum integrates advanced nursing theory with evidence-based nursing practices.

Programs start in January, June, and August.

Graduates will apply these skills to careers in nursing education and nursing administration. Two tracks have been developed to fill a critical workforce need: Nursing Education and Nursing Administration.

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Are you ready for future opportunities? 

Choose from two tracks

Nursing Education

Many of the nation’s most skilled nursing educators will retire in the next five years. The nursing education track prepares nurses for the role of educator in academic or staff-development settings.

The curriculum integrates core master’s-level concepts, advanced clinical foundations (assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology) and education-focused courses. The advanced theory and practicum-focused courses provide students a strong foundation in the content areas they will teach, and the education-focused courses provide an exceptional understanding of how to teach.

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Nursing Administration

Just as our nation’s best and most-experienced nursing educators are approaching retirement, so, too, are our hospital’s administrators. The nursing administration track prepares students to serve in a variety of leadership and managerial roles within the health care system.

Students will develop skills in communication, conflict resolution, personnel development, team building, employee management, critical-situation analysis, and financial management. Graduates will be able to analyze health care needs of groups of patients, use resources, and organize and implement the delivery of nursing services to meet the needs they have identified.

Student Experience


The leadership and knowledge I gained from Baker is the reason I believe I have been successful in my career thus far.
There is a nurse educator shortage and with many of the current nurse educators reaching the age of retirement, the need of nursing faculty is ever present.

Jessica | MSN Class of 2018

Baker University School of Nursing’s faculty and staff are exceptional and I cannot imagine furthering my education elsewhere. Thus far, the Master of Science in Nursing program has exceeded my expectations. I’ve learned more about nursing theory, nursing policy, and the various advanced roles in nursing than I ever anticipated in the two short semesters I’ve spent working toward my higher degree.
The faculty have done a wonderful job prompting us to think outside the box and apply what we’re learning to our futures in either nursing education or nursing administration, and I know when I enter into a position following completion of my degree, I will be more than prepared.

Sarah | MSN Class of 2019

I am excited to be one of the first to experience Baker’s MSN program. The knowledge I have gained so far has empowered me to embrace leadership and to perform at a higher level of understanding at my current nursing position. Being a full-time student requires a lot of dedication especially when I am also working full time five days a week.
However, what I have accomplished and learned in these classes has been extremely rewarding and valuable. The instructors are encouraging and willing to work with the students to ensure our success. They value our feedback and are continually working toward improving this program. Having graduated from Baker’s BSN program, I know my instructors’ expectations. This is one of the reasons I chose Baker as I continue my quest for knowledge.

Elizabeth | MSN Class of 2019

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As a Baker grad, you’ve built the foundation for an excellent career. Keep that momentum going by earning your Master of Science in Nursing at Baker. You’re eligible for a 10% alumni tuition discount!


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Our Master of Science in Nursing program was recognized by SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher, as one of the most affordable, and Baker was recognized as a top college for value. Inclusion on these lists reflects our high academic standards and commitment to affordability for all our students.

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

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Assistant 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


Amanda Schuster

Assistant Professor; MSN, BSN, RN

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

Office: School of Nursing


Jeri Harvey

Assistant Professor; RN, BSN, MSN

B.S.N. Washburn University, M.S.N. Washburn 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


Denise Johnson

Assistant Professor; RN, BSN, MSN, APRN

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

Office: School of Nursing