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School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Choose from two tracks: Nursing Education and Nursing Administration

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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.

Classes start soon: Begin your MSN courses in August 2021.

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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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.

Post-Master’s Certificates: Nursing Education & Administration

Baker University School of Nursing offers two post-master’s certificates to nurses who have earned a master’s degree in nursing from a professionally accredited program.

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.

Our fully online curriculum fits into a busy professional and personal life. Learn More

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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

Are you a veteran?

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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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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Why Online?

Time constraints, work schedules and geographical limitations can make it difficult to earn an advanced degree.

Baker University is committed to finding innovative ways to extend quality educational opportunities to working professional adults. Online learning at Baker’s School of Nursing closely aligns with the MSN mission to meet the lifelong learning needs of nontraditional students.

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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 

Dr. Mary Hobus, dean of the School of Nursing

Mary Hobus
Dean of the School of Nursing, Professor; RN, MS, PhD
B.S.N. Saint Mary of the Plains College, M.S.N. Andrews University, Ph.D. Marquette University
Office: School of Nursing

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

Christina Barker
Christina Barker
Technology Coordinator, Clinical Instructor; BSN, RN
D.N.P. Pittsburgh State University (in process), M.S.N.University of Kansas, B.S.N. Baker University School of Nursing
Expertise: pediatric intensive care
Office: School of Nursing

Marlene Eicher

Marlene Eicher
Assistant Professor; RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
D.N.P. Pittsburgh State University (in process), B.S.N. Baker University, M.S.N. Washburn University
Expertise: adult health nursing, surgical care, diabetes management
Office: School of Nursing

Denise Johnson
Assistant Professor; RN, BSN, MSN, APRN
Ph.D. in Nursing University of Kansas (in process), B.S.N., M.S.N. University of Kansas
Office: School of Nursing

Amanda Schuster

Amanda Schuster
Assistant Professor; MSN, BSN, RN
Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado (in process), B.S.N. University of Arkansas, M.S.N. Fort Hays State University
Expertise: nursing foundations
Office: School of Nursing

Ashley Seematter

Ashley Seematter
Instructor; BSN, RN
M.S.N. Baker University, B.S.N. Fort Hays State University
Expertise: nursing simulation
Office: School of Nursing

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