Since 2012, LHSON has hosted annual Going for the Gold Gala to raise money for student scholarships. Over the years the galas have featured champion athletes and celebrities including: (Gala 2016) U.S. Army Veteran and 2015 Dancing with the Stars Finalist, Noah Galloway plus Dallas Cowboys and former Baylor Wide Receiver, Terrance Williams; (Gala 2015) 2011 Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL Quarterback Robert Griffin III along with NFL Coach and Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Mike Singletary; (Gala 2014) America's gold medal legend Mary Lou Retton; (Gala 2013) former Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith; (Gala 2012) Baylor's championship-winning women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey who joined former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman at the inaugural gala. Over the years the galas have raised more than $4.5 million for student scholarships.
The school of nursing is a four-story complex, which includes a student computer lab, spacious classrooms wired for multi-media and video presentations and conferencing, state-of-the-art human patient simulators and study lounges. It also includes a Learning Resource Center. Two professional librarians provide support service exclusively to the faculty and to the students and staff the specialty nursing information center.
LHSON and all its programs have received full accreditation by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Clinicals are performed at the Baylor University Medical Center, across the street from LHSON as well as at several Baylor Scott & White and specialty hospitals all over the DFW metroplex, including hospital with magnet status such as Children’s Hospital of Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian (clinical ratio of students to faculty is 8 to 1).
The student course load is typically 17 hours and consists of a labs, clinicals, and theory courses. Labs include health assessments, simulations and skills lab (Includes IVs, catheters, vitals, assessments of patients).
The Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas is not officially affiliated with Baylor University.
During the last 107+ years, LHSON has educated more than 6,000 graduates who are known to be academically, spiritually and personally prepared for service.
LHSON students score significantly higher than the national average on standardized nursing licensure and certification exams, and many graduates have served with distinction around the world in all areas of the medical field, mission field and branches of the United States Armed Forces.
On average 85% of nursing students receive a job offer by the time of graduation, and approximately 50% of those accept an offer with Baylor Scott & White Health
Graduates of the nursing program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX, a standard exam used by the state boards of nursing to determine whether or not the graduate is prepared for entry level practice and licensure. LHSON has a 100% pass rate on the licensure exam for our FastBacc program; 96.7% pass rate for the Traditional program.