Certification Pass Rate
2013 100%
2012 100%
2011 100%
2010 100%

Percentage Graduating
On-time

2013 85.5%
2012 75%
2011 100%
2010 100%

Nurse-Midwifery Program of Study

The Baccalaureate to DNP program consists of 75-78 credits and may be completed over 8 years. Length of time varies between specific roles, however the average time for a fulltime student is 9 semesters. An example of program plans can be found under the Louise Herrington School of Nursing section of the catalog. Advanced practice nurses seeking a Post Master’s DNP will have a 38 credit program of study in addition to their master’s credit hours (37 hours transferred from master’s work). The average length of time for a fulltime Post Master’s DNP is 5 semesters. All DNP students will have completed a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours prior to graduation.

Transfer of credit for graduate courses is possible but must be equivalent to the courses offered by Baylor University. A maximum of 37 credits may be transferred in for the Post Master’s DNP. However, the School of Nursing reserves the right to add courses that are needed to meet the licensure requirements of the LACE Consensus Model (advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology and/or advanced health assessment).

Advanced Residency hours are performed under the supervision of qualified graduate nursing faculty and are arranged in conjunction with the student. The Advanced Residency is designed to meet the DNP competencies while focusing on the student’s specialty interests of practice. The Capstone is a four course, 6 credit hour evidence-based practice project developed, implemented, evaluated and disseminated under the supervision of a Capstone Committee. The student is required to provide an oral defense of the Capstone Project to the Capstone Committee prior to being reviewed by the School of Nursing Research Committee and undergoing IRB approval. The final completed project is formally presented to the faculty of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing prior to graduation.

Academic Progression Policy

To progress through the graduate program a student must successfully complete pre-requisite and co-requisite courses. A grade of “B" or better must be achieved in all courses, clinical and/or didactic. Students may repeat a course one time only the next time it is offered. When any course is repeated and a “B" is not obtained, there is cause for termination from the graduate program in nursing. A maximum of two courses may be repeated. Graduate students must maintain a “B" grade point average (GPA). Students who do not maintain a “B" GPA in any semester will be placed on probation for the next 9 semester hours of their course work. It is the policy of the Baylor University graduate school that if a student has a GPA of less than a “B" after 9 semester hours on probation the student will receive notice of suspension from the graduate school. Suspension policies are found on page 34 of the Baylor University Graduate School Handbook (May 2012).

Financial Assistance

Students admitted to the Graduate Program in Nursing may be eligible for scholarship/graduate tuition assistance through the school of nursing. Scholarship funds are limited and are awarded based on tuition cost after students register for classes. Federal assistance in the form of student loans is available through the Baylor University Financial Aid Office. Federal student loans require completion of FAFSA by students at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please contact Endalk Tulu, Louise Herrington School of Nursing Financial Aid Coordinator, for additional information.

Graduate Tuition and Fee Schedule

Graduate Catalog