Baker College

  1. 0 Hello,

    Does anyone know where I can find the prerequisites for Baker College.

    Thanks.
  2. Visit  Phil313 profile page

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  3. Visit  bella8 profile page
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    Quote from nursestyle1
    Hello,

    Does anyone know where I can find the prerequisites for Baker College.

    Thanks.
    Hi nursestyle1!

    I pulled these off my rotation schedule, it's a lot easier to understand than off the program class list that has the nursing class mixed in with the prereqs.
    Here ya go!

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    PROGRAM REQUISITE COURSES
    ENG 101 COMPOSITION I 04
    ENG 102 COMPOSITION II 04
    HSC 103 HUMAN BODY-HOLISTIC 04
    HSC 207 NURSING PHARMACOLOGY 04
    INF 112 WORD PROCESSING 02
    INF 121 INTRO TO WINDOWS 02
    MTH 111 INTRODUCTORY ALGEBRA 04
    PSY 111 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 04
    SCI 101C HUMAN ANAT & PHYS I 05
    SCI 102C HUMAN ANAT & PHYS II 05
    SCI 211 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 04
    SCI 220A MICROBIOLOGY 05
  4. Visit  Despareux profile page
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    I also go to Baker. Medical Terminology is highly recommended, especially if you have not worked in the medical field. Taking the class helped exponentially--Makes everything much easier to understand.
  5. Visit  Phil313 profile page
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    Thanks a lot.

    I am a LPN (12 yrs exp), I work rehabilitation. I am already registered for Med Term to prepare me for A&P next semester, I hope it won't be a waste of time. I have to retake all my sciences because they are so old. Except for chemistry that I took recently. I am at OU right now but will be starting classes at MCC - to save money.

    I am interested in Clinton Township location. Auburn Hill has LPN-RN bridge but I live so close Clinton, like 5 minutes away.

    When I finish my prereqs I will be applying to Baker, and MCC.


    What do you think of Baker so far? Do you think I need to take medical term.
  6. Visit  Anoetos profile page
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    Did they get their NLN accreditation back?
  7. Visit  mrsrlg profile page
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    Quote from nursestyle1
    Thanks a lot.

    I am a LPN (12 yrs exp), I work rehabilitation. I am already registered for Med Term to prepare me for A&P next semester, I hope it won't be a waste of time. I have to retake all my sciences because they are so old. Except for chemistry that I took recently. I am at OU right now but will be starting classes at MCC - to save money.

    I am interested in Clinton Township location. Auburn Hill has LPN-RN bridge but I live so close Clinton, like 5 minutes away.

    When I finish my prereqs I will be applying to Baker, and MCC.


    What do you think of Baker so far? Do you think I need to take medical term.
    Hi nursestyle1,

    I can't help you with CT, but I'm about 5 weeks from my nurse pinning for the PN program at AH. I just wanted to let you know that, if you don't get into CT or decide taking the 3-quarter bridge might be better, the first class of RNs are graduating in 5 weeks and a new class is starting in the fall. However, they are waiting for approval from MBON for a second LPN-RN bridge, which they hope to begin in spring (possibly fall, depending on when approval is received). Their hopes are to have (2) LPN and (2) LPN-RN programs per year. They have just started their 2nd LPN, so that part is done and they now just need approval for the second LPN-RN. I believe the rotation will be: LPN starts - summer and winter/LPN-RN starts - spring and fall.

    Good luck!
  8. Visit  LauJen profile page
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    Anoetos - they've never had it in the first place. They keep getting denied. I got accepted to Baker (yesterday) and MCC (a few months ago) and chose MCC because of the NLN accreditation.

    12 out of 40 people just failed the first quarter in their nursing program at Clinton Twp (which really says something about their program), and they're making everyone take a test and whoever the few highest scores are get to come back, and the others are just SOL. I think that's terrible. I'm not condoning failing, but I think that everyone is allowed at least one mistake. All that hard work, taking THIRTEEN pre-req's just to apply, to finally get accepted and then let go right away? Not okay. I wish I hadn't wasted my time or money at that school. It really seems like they're in it to make money, and to make money only. My friend applied twice and got denied both times, so she wasted all that time and money as well. Also, I am getting my RN-BSN through U of D, and only THREE of the THIRTEEN classes I took at Baker transfer... but at least all of mine from MCC do. What a waste!
    Last edit by LauJen on Jul 24, '10
  9. Visit  bella8 profile page
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    Quote from nursestyle1
    Thanks a lot.

    I am a LPN (12 yrs exp), I work rehabilitation. I am already registered for Med Term to prepare me for A&P next semester, I hope it won't be a waste of time. I have to retake all my sciences because they are so old. Except for chemistry that I took recently. I am at OU right now but will be starting classes at MCC - to save money.

    I am interested in Clinton Township location. Auburn Hill has LPN-RN bridge but I live so close Clinton, like 5 minutes away.

    When I finish my prereqs I will be applying to Baker, and MCC.


    What do you think of Baker so far? Do you think I need to take medical term.
    I took all of my prereqs at Baker (Clinton Twp), I dont know how much you know about their application/ranking process, so I just going to assume you don't know anything (better safe, than sorry). For their ranking of nursing applicants they give you points based on your science gpa (x2), gen ed gpa, transfer credits, and retaking classes.
    If I tried to explain it entirely I would probably confuse you...a lot. I hope this link works, go here and click on the "click here" for addition program info and the ranking explanation begins on page 5 ("Criteria I-V")

    https://carina.baker.edu/MSTSTPO?DLV...nship&DEPT=ACD

    Our campus used to rank applicants out of 24 pts, but they are switching the enterance exam from the NET to the Kaplan, so I believe it will be out of 27 points. The program is HIGHLY competative, as it is everywhere else.

    I really like Baker, however, I just found out I got into their program yesterday, so I am in no position to have any issue with them. As for med terminology, I never took it and I had no issue with A&P; I actually enjoyed both A&P I&II, the hardest classes for me were Micro and Patho I think.
    I hope I helped a little bit!
  10. Visit  Phil313 profile page
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    Thanks for the responses. Does anyone have more info on accreditations. I checked the NLN website, I see locally, only Macomb, OCC and Davenport. I thought Oakland University and Wayne State were included, but they are not listed???

    Am I mistaken?
  11. Visit  mrsrlg profile page
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    Quote from nursestyle1
    Thanks for the responses. Does anyone have more info on accreditations. I checked the NLN website, I see locally, only Macomb, OCC and Davenport. I thought Oakland University and Wayne State were included, but they are not listed???

    Am I mistaken?
    No, you're not mistaken. NLNAC accreditation is a voluntary process, and there are many schools not on the list, including OU, U of D, etc. There is another link within the NLNAC website that shows you a list of what schools have applied to begin the process or have started the process (though there are still many not on that list, either). For me, whenever I have asked my clinical sites (hospitals and other) about whether they consider this when hiring, they have said they only need to know 2 things: 1) That you've graduated from a school approved by the MBON, and 2) that you've passed your NCLEX. That's it. However, some feel strongly about only going to an accredited school, so this is a personal choice.
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  12. Visit  Anoetos profile page
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    With all due respect (and I really am not here to bash Baker, as far as I know it is an excellent school and I have no idea why they lost their accreditation) it has a lot more to do with than personal preference.

    It is true that some hospitals and healthcare providers do not care if you graduated from an NLN accredited school, but the majority do, a quick look at the hiring pages of Detroit area hospitals will confirm this. I do not know of any posted RN positions that do not also have the proviso that the applicant must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing. And the accreditation they are talking about is from the NLN.

    Attending an unaccredited school could limit your job opportunities upon graduation, and for the amount that I will be taking on in loans, this is not something I am very comfortable with.

    I considered Baker when I was looking at schools but found out that Davenport's tuition and the likelihood of getting in were comparable, so I went with the accredited school.
  13. Visit  mrsrlg profile page
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    Quote from Anoetos
    With all due respect (and I really am not here to bash Baker, as far as I know it is an excellent school and I have no idea why they lost their accreditation) it has a lot more to do with than personal preference.

    It is true that some hospitals and healthcare providers do not care if you graduated from an NLN accredited school, but the majority do, a quick look at the hiring pages of Detroit area hospitals will confirm this. I do not know of any posted RN positions that do not also have the proviso that the applicant must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing. And the accreditation they are talking about is from the NLN.

    Attending an unaccredited school could limit your job opportunities upon graduation, and for the amount that I will be taking on in loans, this is not something I am very comfortable with.

    I considered Baker when I was looking at schools but found out that Davenport's tuition and the likelihood of getting in were comparable, so I went with the accredited school.
    About Baker losing their accreditation...well, every campus is different, so I don't know anything about the Clinton Township campus and what issues they may have. Other campuses seem to be in the process of moving through the process.

    Otherwise, all I can speak about is what I have been told by the hospital personnel and HR people I have spoken with. I never argue the whole accreditation process on here as there is no point; I don't go to an NLN accredited school, but it does seem odd to me that some big name schools, such as OU and U of D, are not accredited through this voluntary process, so that just makes me wonder.

    Anyhow, no argument here. People have to choose what is right for them. Again, all I can say is that the people I have spoken with are much more concerned that you have passed your NCLEX and have attended a MBON-approved school, than with NLN accreditation.
  14. Visit  LauJen profile page
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    THEY NEVER HAD ACCREDITATION (Clinton Township). EVER. It's not like they lost it, they have never been able to get it in the first place. They are always "in the process," but thats because they keep getting denied.

    Wayne State is CCNE accredited (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), not NLNAC. U of D has HLC accreditation (Higher Learning Commission) ... But Davenport was definitely a better choice than Baker.
    Last edit by LauJen on Jul 25, '10

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