Baker is a 4 year school. It is in Topeka- but separate from the main campus. To get in there, you have to have your pre-reqs done. I am finishing mine at Cloud County in JC. You need 62 hours to get into the Nursing school
. They look at your GPA, mostly your science and math scores, and then the "who are you" kind of interview. They admit twice a year and recommend applying 7 months before you wish to attend.
Now, it is expensive- but that is expected from a University. It is about 11k a year- but when I spoke to them, they were VERY helpful in pointing me towards several grants and scholarships
that could more than cover my education there, and many are given just because you want to become a nurse, not based on need or financial status.
I did not want to wait for MATC either- and I did not want to have to pay to become a CNA just to get in when I had neither the time or use for such a thing. The way I figured it, by the time I got in, and finished MATC, I could have gone to Baker and received a BSN instead of the ADN. This was my goal.
Again, please don't base your decision on Brown Mackie on what I heard- I chimed in because I had in fact heard others talking about it, but opinions are like AHoles, ya know? LOL
Best of luck!