Graduate Nursing Program

The Louise Herrington School of Nursing offers the Baccalaureate in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees in Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse-Midwifery. A Post Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is offered for Family Nurse Practitioners, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, and Nurse Midwives who possess a master's degree in nursing. Some of the programs are online and some are hybrid.

Application deadline for graduate program admission extended to March 1, 2016. Significant scholarships available for 2016 class.


The DNP degree program has received full, national accreditation through 2018, by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036

The Baylor University Nurse-Midwifery Program is fully accredited by the ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME - formerly the ACNM Division of Accreditation)
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374
Tel: 240-485-1802

email contact for ACME: Jaime Sampson, Administrative Assistant,

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 and 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 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 School sponsors the Eta Gamma chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society. Qualified students are considered for membership in Sigma Theta Tau after completion of at least one-half of the requirements in the major.

The Baptist Student Ministries Office (BSM) provides a broad base of religious and social activities for students on the Dallas campus. Activities include Bible studies, local mission opportunities, retreats, and mission trips. The BSM is committed to providing a well-balanced program of ministry opportunities for all students on the Dallas campus. Recreational activities are planned for all students around cultural and sports events in the metroplex area.

Located on the campus of Baylor University Medical Center, the Landry Center provides a comprehensive fitness facility for students. Students are given complimentary membership which entitles them to use this facility free of charge during certain regulated hours of operation.

Learning Resource Center

The Mabel Peters Caruth Learning Resource Center (LRC) is located on the fourth floor of the nursing school. It is staffed by two master's degree medical librarians and student workers. The librarians are available by appointment for intensive individual research sessions for graduate students. The LRC is open seven days a week for a total of 87 hours with extended hours during finals. The computer lab and study room are open for around the clock use by a secure ID badge controlled entrance.

The LRC houses over 4,666 book and journal volumes and receives 88 nursing journal titles in print or electronic format, with online access to all of Baylor University's Waco campus electronic resources. The LRC resources include citation and full text databases, books and e-books, reference material, reserves, high speed printers, a full color touch screen scanner, audiovisual software and equipment, sphygmomanometers (blood pressure cuffs), otoscope/ophthalmoscopes, as well as models and kits. The LRC can obtain journal articles or books not owned via a national network of health sciences libraries as well as through nonmedical library networks. The LHSON's postern printer, which is housed in the LRC, is available for student use for professional presentations.