DNP Nurse-Midwifery Track

Program Overview
Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) offers a Doctor of Nursing (DNP) education program, focusing in nurse-midwifery. Students pursuing this degree are prepared to provide holistic and women-centered care of women throughout the lifespan using the midwifery model of care.  Our program is committed to the education of nurse-midwives in a unique Christian environment who are prepared to practice in concert with standards of nurse-midwifery practice.  In addition, our program is committed to enrolling diverse and qualified students that pursue cultural competency and focus their service and clinical experiences caring for vulnerable populations. The role of the modern certified nurse-midwife encompasses clinical competency as well as professional responsibilities. Thus, the education program is committed to facilitating the adoption of the professional roles inherent in nurse-midwifery.

Our Advantages

  • Two program study options: BSN to DNP with a focus in Nurse-Midwifery or Post Master’s DNP practice degree for Nurse-Midwifery, a study option that allows nurses who have completed an advanced nursing degree to obtain a doctorate of nursing practice
  • Rate #10 on U.S. News and World Report rankings
  • High volume clinical experiences
  • Student clinical placement done by faculty in the DFW area
  • Options for birth center placements
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • Global mission experiences available
  • 100% pass rate on the AMCB board exam

    DNP Program Outcomes

    In congruence with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006), the LHSON DNP Program outcomes are as follows:
  1. Synthesize scientific evidence and methods to design, direct, and evaluate strategies to promote effective patient-centered care.
    Essential I: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
    Essential III: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
  2. Incorporate leadership skills and interprofessional team building strategies to improve quality metrics within health care systems, organizations, and diverse practice settings.
    Essential II: Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking
  3. Employ information systems and technology in the delivery of transformative health care.
    Essential IV: Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care
  4. Advocate for evidence-based health policy to improve local, national, and/or global patient and health population outcomes. 
    Essential V: Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care
  5. Utilize effective interprofessional communication and collaborative skills to facilitate improvement in population health
    Essential VI: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes
  6. Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment and systems thinking in designing, delivering, and evaluating evidence-based care for clinical prevention and population health.
    Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health
    Essential VIII: Advanced Nursing Practice

(Approved Graduate Studies Committee 5/11/2016)

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-6374; for information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. Tel. 240-485-1802,,