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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

Enjoy hands-on learning in hospital and community settings with diverse client populations.

About Baker

Throughout Baker University’s history, we have introduced programs to serve the changing needs of students.

In the fall of 2015, the Higher Learning Commission approved the online Master of Science in Nursing program, which offers practicing nurses the opportunity to shape the next generation of health care professionals. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in nursing education and nursing administration.

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Careers with Compassion

For more than two decades, Baker’s School of Nursing has built healthy communities by educating exceptional nurses. In partnership with Stormont Vail Health, a Magnet-designated hospital for nursing excellence in Topeka, Kansas, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is known for its rigorous curriculum, early immersion into clinical settings, and outstanding first-time licensure exam pass rates.

Baker’s School of Nursing also offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program geared toward shaping the next generation of nursing professionals. Two tracks fill a critical workforce need: nursing education and nursing administration.

Students who hold an ADN and want to pursue an MSN can take a series of online bridge courses that prepares them for the MSN program.

Campus Location

Stormont Vail Health
Pozez Education Center
2nd Floor

1505 SW 8th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
785.354.5850 or 888.866.4242
Fax: 785.354.5832

Enter the hospital grounds from the corner of Eighth and Horne. Parking in the garage is free.

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Complete your prerequisites at Baker’s Baldwin City campus. 

Students complete 62 hours of prerequisites on Baker’s Baldwin City campus while working closely with a prenursing advisor, then they complete their two-year professional program at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka. Students who complete their prerequisite work at Baker with a minimum 3.0 GPA are given preference in admissions selections. Learn more about Baker’s prenursing program.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

We take pride in educating confident and compassionate nurses who are in demand even before they graduate. Through clinical experience, first-hand observation, and personalized learning, Baker has developed an outstanding reputation for producing the best and brightest nurses in the region. Our graduates validate this year after year with high first-time NCLEX pass rates and job placement.

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Master of Science in Nursing

Baker’s robust online MSN curriculum integrates advanced nursing theory with evidence-based nursing practices. Graduates will apply these skills to careers in nursing education and nursing administration. Two tracks have been developed to fill a critical workforce need: Nursing Education and Nursing Administration.

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Associate Degree in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing

If you hold an ADN and plan to pursue an MSN, this online program eliminates repetition, allows you to progress at your own pace, and shortens your time to graduation. Advance your career and achieve your goals quicker and with less expense.

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