Baker College online has been offering online education since 2006. With headquarters in Michigan, Baker College is the product of the merger involving Muskegon College and Baker Business University in 1965. The self-proclaimed largest independent college in Michigan, Baker College stands behind the “Right to Try” philosophy encouraging higher education for all students who have earned a high school diploma, traditional and non-traditional alike. Baker College’s commitment to students from enrollment to graduation is evident in their 97% employment rate of recent available graduates and lifetime employment assistance program to assist their students in securing employment.
Overview of Programs, Certificates, and Degree
- Only bachelor’s of science in nursing is offered online
- Available to Registered Nurses in the USA and Canada
- Federal grants, scholarships, and aid available
Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing
Baker College’s online bachelor’s degree program in nursing is ideal for currently registered nurses seeking to advance their career opportunities and knowledge of the nursing field on their own schedule. With a focus on nurses serving in individual and community health organizations, this program serves a wide range of nurses throughout North America. Though Baker College offers other nursing qualifications, only the online bachelor’s degree in nursing is available online.
The course requires the following three practica: Community Health Practicum, Leadership Practicum and Nursing Seminar. Students are required to identify a facility and obtain approval from their course faculty for their practicums. These practicums require about 8 hours of work per week. Duties range from teaching to providing program and system alterations.
Description of Coursework
Course topics include anatomy, nutrition, informatics, leadership, global health, informatics, diversity and ethics. Students also take a mixture of general education courses including psychology, foreign language, humanities and fine arts.
Cost and Duration
Students can transfer credit previously earned through obtaining their nursing license. The course requires 182 credit hours (based on the quarter system) to complete and is approximately $42,000 to complete.
Things to Consider
- Baker College does not specify holding the common Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation
- Nurses must maintain their license throughout the entire academic program
- Students must meet strict program average GPA requirement (as high as 2.7 B-)
- All students must possess a nursing license in good standing and unencumbered
Most faculty providing instruction at Baker College also have work experience in their field. Baker strives to employ PhD holding faculty in all fields.
The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
The Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program is “based on” CCNE standards, but the college gives no direct statement of accreditation by CCNE. Baker College Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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Flint, MI 48507