Accreditation & Affiliations

Accreditation & Affiliations

Baylor University’s online Master of Science in Nursing Leadership & Innovation program and online Doctor of Nursing Practice 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, ranking at #75 in National Universities on U.S. News & World Reports 2018 list. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Baylor University as a leader in a number of categories including:

  • The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing was ranked No. 72 in the 2019 U.S. News Best Graduate School rankings, while the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program was ranked in the top 10%. 
  • In addition, LHSON’s Nurse-Midwifery program was ranked No. 10 nationally under the health disciplines category, which was last ranked in 2016.
  • Baylor’s online MSN in Nursing Leadership and Innovation was ranked No. 39 in the 2018 U.S. News Best Online Graduate Program rankings. 

In 2017, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Baylor University one of the Top 70 Best Values in Private Colleges. Fiske Guide to Colleges recognized Baylor as a Best Buy for 2017, and Best-Nursing-Colleges.com ranked Baylor as the #11 Best Nursing College in Texas.

Baylor’s online graduate nursing programs allow actively practicing RNs to earn their MSN or DNP online from a highly respected traditional university that emphasizes faith, learning and service. Baylor nurses go on to make an impact through practice, decision making and exemplary leadership at every level.