Graduate Program
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Although the Louise Herrington School of Nursing Graduate Studies Program is relatively new, it is ranked nationally by US News & World Report for its academic reputation. Caring for the medically underserved is a special focus for the Baylor graduate program. Among the tracks are programs to become a Family Nurse Practitioner with a unique emphasis on global and domestic missions; a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or a Nurse-Midwife. The latter is the newest track and allows the individual also to obtain a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), while the former two are on a Master of Nursing level (although it is anticipated that they too will offer DNP degrees in the near future).

Students enrolled in the graduate program may obtain a Nursing Education Post-Masters Certificate through a collaborative agreement with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Master's prepared nurses from other institutions are also eligible for admission to the Nursing Education Post-Masters Certificate option.

Classes are small and clinical experiences individualized to student needs. Financial support often is available. When you are ready, Baylor is here for your next step.


The school and all its programs have received full, national accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are approved by the Texas Board of Nurses. All Baylor nursing graduates are qualified to write the NCLEX for registered nurses in any state.

Faculty & Staff

At the heart of our school is an exceptional faculty, each and every one committed to the success of our students. They are a unique group–researchers, authors, winners of countless national awards, presidents of national organizations, former missionaries and administrators, and experts in their specialties. They are always accessible, always “on call”, always focused on the needs of their students. They are there to advise, act as role models, and encourage and guide you throughout your education and beyond.

Educational Technology

Our school is located on the Baylor University Medical Center campus near downtown Dallas. Our four-story complex includes a student computer lab (open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week), spacious classrooms wired for multi-media and video presentations and conferencing, quiet study lounges and the state-of-the art Don A. and Ruth Buchholz Patient Simulation Lab.

Student Life & Resources

We strive to provide our students with all the tools and resources they need to succeed and to have a great experience while here on our campus. The Learning Resource Center, staffed by two professional medical librarians, provides support services–exclusively–to our students and faculty. Check out the Student Services section of this site to learn about our Success Center, Student Ministry & Organizations and more.

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