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May 11, 2018 | Awards, News, Nursing

Baker nursing school ranked No. 2 in Kansas

Nursing student testing eyes of a volunteer patient

Baker University’s School of Nursing was recently named the No. 2 school for nursing education in Kansas by, landing ahead of 32 other schools including the University of Kansas and Washburn University.

The 2018 edition is the second annual ranking of nursing programs in Kansas by, which analyzes past and present first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates in addition to assessing how well a program supports students in obtaining their licensure and beyond. The evaluation methodology included pass rate data available for the past five years. Pass rates were then averaged and weighted by the recency of the exam.

Baker University’s School of Nursing was founded in 1991 and is housed at StormontVail Health in Topeka, Kansas. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the online Master of Science in Nursing offers tracks in nursing education and nursing administration.

Founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas, Baker is a private institution that educates traditional and nontraditional students through small classes, innovative instructors, and rigorous course work. Fortune 500 CEOs, New York Times best-selling authors, and Super Bowl champions all proudly claim Baker as their alma mater. The university is home to four schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing, the School of Education, and the School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Baker offers undergraduate through doctoral programs. Visit to learn more.

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