2018 U.S. News & World Report Ranks Best Online Grad Programs - Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing Ranked #39 for MSN in Nursing Leadership & Innovation Online Program

January 9, 2018
Spring 2018 MSN Online Cohort
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to share for a second year in a row U.S. News & World Report ranked our Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Innovation online degree program #39 of the 2018 Best Online Graduate Programs or to view the full list visit www.usnews.com/online.

“Our commitment to excellent academics within a Christian caring community continues to receive national recognition for Baylor’s Online Graduate Program granting the MSN in Nursing Leadership and Innovation ranked consecutively for two years #39 by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dean Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, MS, RN, CNE, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. “Our respected faculty, innovative curriculum and modern technology provide students with a competitively robust experience and core competencies to develop and enhance nurse leadership to influence health outcomes.”

"The Baylor University MSN in Nursing Leadership and Innovation online degree offers a robust program for students as they strive to transform today’s complex healthcare environments through the application of cutting-edge and innovative problem-solving methods applied in their own work settings,” said Julie L. Millenbruch, PhD, RN, CRRN, Clinical Associate Professor, Coordinator, MSN Nursing Leadership and Innovation Program, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. “The engaging program is fast-paced and asynchronous and provides relevant master's-level course work that prepares visionary and exemplary nurse leaders for Nurse Manager and Director positions. They are challenged to think critically and creatively about their nurse leader role and how they will create and lead strategic initiatives to improve care. Assignments and assessments are readily applicable to their own work settings.”

Founded in 2014, Baylor LHSON’s accelerated online master’s degree program ranked #79 in 2016 and #39 in 2017. The distinguished program continues to prepare nurses at the advanced level to transform organizations, implement evidence-based healthcare practices, evaluate and improve the quality of patient outcomes, implement financial strategies, manage resources with stewardship and develop innovative models to improve healthcare delivery in acute, chronic and community environments.

U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs ranked schools using five categories: faculty credentials (20%), student engagement (30%), admissions selectivity (15%), peer reputation (20%) and student services and technology (15%). USNWR 2018 ranking process involved assessing 1,490 online degree programs, and 152 more than those featured in the 2017 list. Learn more at http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/nursing or #BestOnlinePrograms
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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 Scott and White Health’s 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, 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 2018 Best Graduate Schools ranking the DNP program #47 and MSN program #56.The Nurse Midwifery program’s 2017 #10 ranking remains in place for four years. In 2017, USNWR ranked the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Innovation online degree program at #39 of the 2018 Best Online Graduate Program. For more information visit www.baylor.edu/nursing
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