Baker University in Baldwin has been chosen by Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center to offer a nursing-education program, a Baker official said in a statement today.
J. Keith Keeling, provost and academic dean at Baker, said in a prepared statement that "Baker University has been in conversation with Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center for over a year about developing an affiliation for offering nursing education."
"We believe that in cooperation, we have the resources and expertise to provide Kansas with much needed, high-quality nursing education programs," the statement said.
The statement also said Baker was developing a bachelor of science degree in nursing program, a registered nurse degree completion track, and an associate degree in nursing program.
The programs would have to be approved by state and national accrediting associations, Keeling said in the statement.
Washburn Univeristy in Topeka also had sought the affiliation.
Further details on the Baker-Stormont-Vail affiliation were unavailable today.