Total Pass Rate
2015 100%
2014 100%
2013 100%

First Time Pass Rate

2015 100%
2014 100%
2013 100%

Percentage of Full Time
or Part Time Students
Graduating On-time

2015 80%
2014 100%
2013 85.5%

Nurse-Midwifery Program of Study

The Baccalaureate to DNP program consists of 75 credits and three years of full-time study. 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 minimum 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. Additional courses may be required to meet the licensure requirements of the LACE Consensus Model, and accreditation criteria for the AACN's DNP Essentials and the ACNM Practice Doctorate in Midwifery.

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, 7 credit hour evidence-based practice project developed, implemented, evaluated and disseminated under the supervision of a Capstone Committee.

Academic Progression Policy

To progress through the graduate program a student must successfully complete pre-requisite and co-requisite courses. A grade of 81% 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 81% is not obtained, there is cause for termination from the graduate program in nursing. A maximum of two courses may be repeated.

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 Please contact Endalk Tulu, Louise Herrington School of Nursing Financial Aid Coordinator, for additional information.

Graduate Tuition and Fee Schedule

Graduate Catalog