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Online ADN to MSN Admissions

ADN to MSN Admission Requirements & Policies

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Marlene Eicher

School of Nursing

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

Admissions Requirements

  • An associate degree in nursing from a professionally accredited nursing program (ACEN, CNEA).
  • A current unencumbered license to practice professional nursing in the United States.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4-point scale in nursing and overall. Students below this level may apply for conditional admission.
  • Students who are conditionally admitted must maintain a B (3.0) average throughout the ADN to MSN bridge program.
  • Undergraduate course work in health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. Students have an option to test out for applicants with no stand-alone course.

Time limit to complete ADN to MSN degree: eight years


To complete the application process, please follow these steps:

  • Submit completed online application.
  • Submit official transcripts: How to send transcripts to Baker
  • Submit a current resume documenting work history, including levels of responsibility, areas of professional growth, and prior professional education experiences.
  • Submit a goal statement: a one- to two-page essay describing personal and professional goals, including how graduate nursing study at Baker University will enable achievement of these goals.

An individual interview may be requested or required.