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    May 27, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Nursing - RN to BSN, Post-licensure, BS


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Any nurse will tell you it can be a tough and demanding job, but they will also tell you it’s one of the most rewarding careers you can choose. This is because on a daily basis you’re helping people who need it the most. As a nurse, you’ll be both a caregiver and a problem solver, someone who helps heal people in mind, body and spirit. Compassion is critical, but you’ll also need a strong aptitude for science and critical thinking to properly treat patients.

The College of Nursing (CON) offers three tracks towards the BSN degree. One track is designed for first-time college students seeking a career as a professional nurse (traditional track). The second track is for students who hold a bachelor’s degree but now wish to seek a degree in nursing (accelerated track). The third track is for the experienced nurse seeking to obtain their baccalaureate degree (RN to BSN track).

Program Status: Open Enrollment

Program requirements include the following:

  • Unencumbered license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States (US), District of Columbia or US territories, an unencumbered license as a RN in Canada or an active ADN student in a nursing program affiliated with Baker College. 
  • Canadian RNs must complete the practicum experiences of this program under the supervision of a baccalaureate nurse licensed in Canada. Successful completion of the Baker College RN to BSN program does not qualify Canadian graduates to take the US NCLEX-RN examination.
  • A cumulative GPA of B- (2.7) is required for graduation. A minimum grade of B- (2.7) is required for all nursing (NUR) courses. A minimum grade of a C (2.0) is required for general education courses.

Approved Credits for RN Licensure - 30


Completed Associate Degree in Nursing - 60 Credits


  • Associate Degree must be from a regionally accredited College or University
  • Must satisfy the MTA General Education Block (MTH 2750 is a required mathematics course)

Semester Hours Required for Graduation - 120


The RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; phone: (202) 887-6791; web address: www.aacn.nche.edu.

CCNE

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