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Expect MORE than an Education. Expect Success.

Baylor's MSN in Leadership and Innovation prepares graduates to meet the leadership needs of complex health care organizations. Graduates of this program will meet the competencies established by AACN, ANA, AONE and QSEN and will be prepared to take the national exam and obtain the Nurse Executive-BC or Nurse Executive Advanced-BC national certification.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing Masters in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Innovation online degree program at #79 of the "2016 Best Online Graduate Programs."


Baylor Online MSN

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  • Integrates Christian principles, servant leadership and spirituality throughout the curriculum
  • Incorporates curriculum across the continuum of care (not limited to acute care facilities)
  • Offers global perspectives and mission focus
  • Prepares student for the national certification Nursing Executive-BC or Nursing Executive Advanced-BC
  • Fulfills the AACN Master’s Essentials, ANA, AONE, QSEN

Program Standards

  • Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (2011) published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

  • Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards (2009) published by the American Nurses Association (ANA)

  • Nurse Executive Competencies (2005) published by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

  • Graduate-level QSEN Competencies: Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (2012) published by Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

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