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Stormont Vail Health in Topeka

School of Nursing

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

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Cara Bonfiglio

Student Admissions & Progressions Coordinator

School of Nursing - BSN Program

Nursing Programs at Baker University

By educating exceptional nurses, Baker University’s School of Nursing on the Stormont Vail Health campus in Topeka, Kansas, builds healthy communities across the country—and you can be part of this mission.

Our on-campus and online programs for nursing offer many advantages. Here are just a few:

  • Highly ranked and affordable. Baker’s high-quality degree programs, including our nursing programs, are highly ranked for having the highest ROI of private colleges in Kansas and fostering the highest average salaries among graduates of universities in Kansas.
  • Built-in community. Baker’s accredited online nursing programs give you direct access to classmates and instructors in a cohort model that offers outstanding networking opportunities.

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For more than two decades, our nursing programs have helped nurses at all levels break down complex nursing concepts, delve into practical skills, and apply what they learn in a variety of scenarios.

Our nursing programs make your education more accessible, too. We know you have limited time to earn a degree.

Baker curriculum quickly and effectively prepares you to provide excellent care, serve as a health advocate, positively affect patient outcomes, and find solutions to health care challenges.

Nursing students working with faculty

Accredited Nursing Programs

To enhance the nursing profession and ensure quality care, accreditation is granted to institutions that prioritize continuous improvement of academic quality.

Baker’s accredited nursing programs are recognized by these organizations:

  • Higher Learning Commission (all programs)
  • Kansas State Board of Nursing (BSN program)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (all programs)

On-Ground Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Nurses who graduate from our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are ready to serve as heroes of health care. They understand safety and quality care, and they’re ready to make a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and entire communities.

Most BSN students spend their first two years on campus in Baldwin City, Kansas, as part of our prenursing program. They experience state-of-the-art learning with a 3D anatomy platform—one of only 110 in the world—while also enjoying clubs, Greek life, and varsity athletics.

More than 90 percent of our BSN students pass the NCLEX on the first try. To put it simply: They perform substantially better than the average Kansas or U.S. nursing student!

Online Programs for Nursing: Accelerated BSN

Enhance your job opportunities with this online accelerated BSN program designed for working adults.

You can complete the program in 14.5 months while working at the same time, thanks to our online course format combined with convenient in-person clinicals. Advance your career in less time.

Online Programs for Nursing: ADN to BSN

Boost your earning potential, enhance your decision-making skills, and build on your existing education by turning your RN into a BSN through this online program designed for working nurses.

If you are an RN who holds an ADN, have one year of full-time practice experience, and are ready to pursue your BSN, then this ADN to BSN program is designed just for you. Advance your career in less time—and with lower costs.

Online Programs for Nursing: Master’s Degrees

We know you have a nursing career. Our accredited online nursing programs are built with that in mind.

Baker’s online programs for nursing help you get as much as you can from your graduate program in as little time as possible. Land that leadership role earlier, become a nurse educator faster, or boost your income sooner.

Baker offers two master’s degree options so you can pick the path that’s right for you:

MSN in Nursing Education: Prepare to teach the next generation of expert clinicians and nursing faculty.

MSN in Nursing Administration: Get ready to lead nursing teams and build practice standards.

Your master’s experience will prepare you to work in any aspect of health care and play a crucial role in leading and delivering care, managing health care systems, reducing health disparities, and improving the country’s health.

Online Programs for Nursing: ADN to MSN

Baker is your bridge to a higher level of nursing education and practice.

If you are an RN and want to pursue your MSN, then our ADN to MSN program is the best way to make it happen.

You can advance your nursing career in less time—and do it without spending as much money out of pocket. We eliminate repetitive curriculum to help you graduate faster.

Once you complete or test out of our bachelor’s-level bridge courses, you’ll be prepared to start the MSN program. It’s taught by dedicated faculty who have valuable real-world nursing experience.

You can earn your degree in nursing from wherever you live and work. Complete your coursework online and participate in practicums right in your own community.

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Baldwin City Campus

Complete Your Nursing Prerequisites at Baker

Baker is known for producing the best and brightest nurses in the region. Our prenursing program is a great place to start your own journey toward a degree in nursing.

You start by completing 62 hours of prerequisites on Baker’s Baldwin City campus while working closely with a prenursing advisor. From there, you’ll complete a two-year professional program at Stormont Vail Health, a magnet hospital for nursing excellence.

Students who complete their prerequisite work at Baker with a minimum 3.0 GPA are given preference in admissions selection.

Baker Is Military Friendly

Military Advanced Education named Baker University one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Veterans and active-duty service members and their spouses may qualify for tuition discounts.

Military Benefits



“It’s a pretty amazing feeling to land your dream job before receiving your diploma. I absolutely love my career as an emergency department nurse at the University of Kansas Hospital, and I have the faculty at Baker University to thank.”


Nursing student learning about medical equipment through the simulation lab.

Benefits of Getting a Baker Degree in Nursing

While there are many nursing program options to choose from—including online programs for nursing—as you compare your choices, Baker offers benefits that help you get the most out of your education.

  • Learn from outstanding faculty. Our expertly trained nurse educators encourage you to think unconventionally, build on what you already know from your nursing experiences, and apply skills in new ways.
  • Build your nursing career. Choose a Baker nursing program to ensure a long, rewarding career of helping others. You’ll be in high demand, qualify for unique job opportunities, and boost your earning potential.
  • Get personalized attention. Our purposely small program makes faculty and staff approachable and accessible. We’re here to guide you and make sure you have everything you need to be successful.
  • Develop practical, lifelong skills. The concepts you learn and capabilities you gain here will carry you through your nursing career. Use what you learn every day as you encounter unique scenarios, provide excellent care, and shape the profession of nursing.