Upon notice of official acceptance to the graduate program, the student must make arrangements to secure and present evidence of the following:
- Completed background check
- Proof of health insurance
- Working computer and reliable internet access
- A drug screen if required by practicum sites
Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for health care professionals:
- Online courses are not accepted. This proof must be resubmitted before expiration.
- “Professional Rescuer” from the Red Cross or “Health Care Provider” from the American Heart Association
Health requirements: (documentation must be submitted to the associate dean)
- Report of a physical examination
- Negative skin or blood tuberculin test or, if positive, a negative chest X-ray
- A positive rubella titer
- Documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination series
- Current Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) immunization
- Documented Varicella 2-step vaccination or serologic evidence of immunity
- Other as required by practicum sites
How to Send a Transcript
Please mail your transcript to the following address.
P.O. Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006
Electric Transcript Accepted
Some institutions use electronic transcript services (e.g., National Student Clearing House, eScript, Parchment) to transmit transcripts electronically. Baker University accepts these as official if they are transmitted appropriately by either choosing Baker University as the recipient in the drop-down box or by placing incoming.transcripts@bakerU.edu as the recipient email address.
Must be an official transcript.
Official transcripts that are not sent directly from the school (i.e., goes to the student, the parents, coach, or other representative of the student who then sends it on to Baker) cannot be used to transfer credit or for financial aid purposes.
Students are expected to participate actively in and contribute to the learning experience in an online course. Attendance for online courses is taken once a week. Attendance in an online course is defined as a learner who logs into the learning management system and completes at least two significant activities in the course during the class session. A class session is a seven-day timeframe of instructional time (typically Monday 12 a.m. to Sunday 11:59 p.m.).
In the case of an absence, the student must notify the instructor before the absence, make arrangements to complete missed assignments and complete additional makeup work if allowed by the instructor. It is at the instructor’s discretion to assign a lower grade because of a class absence.
Under no circumstances may a student miss more than 30 percent of course class sessions and receive credit for the course. This is a university policy and is not at the discretion of the instructor. A student who misses 30 percent of a course is required to repeat the course with additional tuition expense for that course. Refer to the Withdrawal Policy in the Graduate Handbook regarding withdrawal dates from a course or program.
If a student’s attendance record demonstrates a pattern of missed class sessions, that student is administratively withdrawn from the program. After being withdrawn from the program, the student must contact the associate dean for readmission to the program.
Each student will be assigned a graduate faculty advisor upon admission to the graduate program. The advisor provides the student with assistance in program planning and matters pertaining to academic work and can also provide assistance with study habits and personal adjustment issues.
Enrollment in nursing graduate courses should occur in collaboration with the academic advisor and review of the POS. Registration is not available in nursing courses after classes are one week into the semester
Students engaged in project work must be continuously enrolled every term, including the summer session, until the project is completed and a grade submitted to the registrar. The graduate project must be completed within three semesters with no option for additional enrollment.
Development of a Plan of Study (POS)
A plan of study provides guidance in the progression toward a graduate nursing degree. This document will be kept in the student’s file and will be reviewed with each semester’s enrollment. The POS is not a binding agreement and can be changed by communication between the student and the faculty advisor. The advisor will present the POS for review and approval by the Graduate Nursing Education Committee. A POS will be developed after a student has done the following:
- Completed a minimum of 9 hours of Baker graduate credit toward the degree
- Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all graduate courses toward the degree
- 3Removed deficiencies related to the graduate nursing program
The student must have a POS on file before enrolling in track courses.