A longtime advocate of creating opportunities for faculty members to enhance their educational and leadership skills, former Baker University School of Nursing Dean Kathleen L. Harr has established an endowed fund for SON faculty development.   Harr, the school’s nursing dean from 1997 until her retirement in 2015, contributed $13,000 for the fund that will provide resources that ensure faculty members continue to grow in academic nursing.   ...

Rhianna Becker, ’19, is a self-described adventure seeker. She loves hiking and exploring the outdoors. She spent a weekend in late March seeking out and observing alligators in the swamps along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It’s only natural that, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baker, she would pursue a career as a travel nurse. “My first ...

She wasn’t born here and she’s lived, studied, and worked in many locations throughout the United States, but when Mary Hobus, PhD, MSN, RN, returned to Kansas to become the new dean of the Baker University School of Nursing, she says it felt like coming home.  “My husband and I wanted to move to Kansas,” said Hobus, an experienced and proven academic leader who most recently served ...

The work of medical practitioners is both rewarding and challenging. No matter the roles, disciplines, and areas of practice, caring for patients, even in the best of times, leads to long and busy workdays that can take a toll emotionally and physically. Throw in a global pandemic of a highly infectious and potentially deadly disease, one that in addition to ...

The Commencement Ceremony is a highly anticipated milestone, a tradition that formally marks the end of years of study. Because this rite of passage holds such an important place in higher education, the decision to cancel is rare and difficult, and last year Baker administrators faced this unusual decision not once, but twice. A snowstorm hit Baldwin City the morning ...