About LHSON

About Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) located in Dallas was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Baccalaureate degrees were granted in 1950 establishing the school among the earliest baccalaureate nursing programs in Texas. In 1999, the School was renamed the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made an endowment gift to the school. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*, LHSON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees through a Traditional program and FastBacc (one year accelerated) program. LHSON also offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Innovation program, as well as Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs to include, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. LHSON was featured in U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) for the 2019 Best Graduate Schools ranking the DNP program #54 and MSN program #72.The Nurse Midwifery program’s 2017 #10 ranking remains in place for four years. In 2017 and 2018, USNWR ranked the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Innovation online degree program at #39 of the “2017 Best Online Graduate Programs.”  For more information visit www.baylor.edu/nursing

Baylor University is a nationally ranked research institution and classified as a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Baylor is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is a recognized accrediting organization by the U.S. Department of Education and CHEA. Baylor offers 142 baccalaureate, 75 masters, 41 doctoral, a juris doctor, and 2 education specialist degree programs. Notably, Baylor is in the top 7% for the National Merit Scholar program, ranked No. 71 by U.S. News and World Report’s annual review of colleges and universities and is ranked No. 43 in best colleges for veterans.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Baylor University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.