Unlike many nursing programs, you can begin in August or January.
Admission is based on the following factors: academic history, prerequisite cumulative GPA and math and science GPA of at least a 2.7, number of prerequisite courses completed, an interview with faculty, and reference letters.
Complete the online application before August 10 for admission in the spring semester, which begins in January, or before December 15 for the fall semester, which begins in late August. You must also submit an official high school transcript and official transcripts from all the universities and colleges you’ve attended.
Yes. Because there is a deadline for applications, December 15 for fall applicants and August 10 for spring applicants, transcripts should be sent as soon as grades are posted in December and May.
It varies for each of the four semesters, but you will spend 25 to 30 hours per week in classes, clinicals, preparation for clinicals and group work outside of the classroom. Additional time for studying is also required.
Lecture classes: 1 credit hour for one contact hour per week
Clinicals: 1 credit hour for three contact hours per week
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You must be accepted into the nursing program to take nursing courses.
No, our program prepares students for RN licensure.
You can complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in four years. During the first two years you take general education courses at a university of your choosing. The final two years consist of nursing courses and clinical rotations at Baker School of Nursing.
Most of the classes take place during the day, but some classes and clinicals are held in the evening.
The program is designed for full-time students, but if you want to go part time you need to discuss the idea with the program manager and Financial Aid Officer (785.594.4595).
Even if you made As during your first two years, you’ll find the nursing courses challenging, and they will probably require more study. Remember, nursing courses build on the classes you’ve already had and introduce you to a new major.
Yes, because nursing education requires knowledge gained through general education courses, you must complete the prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better in each course.
Neither test is required for admission into the School of Nursing. However, if you plan to complete your two years of general education courses at the Baker campus in Baldwin City, you’ll need to take one of the tests.
Although previous medical experience will be helpful in your learning process, it is not counted for college credit.