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Baylor University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and Distance ABSN program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)**. The DNP Nurse-Midwifery online program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)*.

Baylor University has been recognized as one of the top educational institutions in the nation in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report. Additional rankings include:

  • Baylor University’s BSN program is ranked No. 39 (Top 5%) in Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Baylor University is ranked in the top 20% of Best National Universities
  • Baylor University is ranked No. 20 as Most Innovative School
  • LHSON’s Nurse-Midwifery program is ranked No. 21 as the Best Nursing-Midwifery program.

Additionally, for 2023, ranked Baylor University as No.8 Best Christian College in America and ranked Baylor’s LHSON the #1 Best Accredited Nursing School in Texas.

Baylor’s online graduate nursing programs allow actively practicing RNs to earn their DNP, and professionals with a completed bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing discipline earn their ABSN.

Baylor is a highly respected traditional university that emphasizes faith, learning, and service, producing nurses that make an impact through practice, decision making, and exemplary leadership at every level.


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Featured in U.S. News & World Report for the 2022 Best Nursing Schools, ranking our DNP in the Top 10%.

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#1 Nursing College in Texas ranked Baylor as the #1 Best Nursing School in Texas.

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We rigorously adhere to the accreditation standards established by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)**.

*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,,

**The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree 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.

The DNP program of study conforms to the educational guidelines for the state of Texas and the National Task Force Criteria for Nurse Practitioner Programs.


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