Career-Focused Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The increasing complexity of patient care, national concerns about the quality of care, and a shortage of qualified personnel are driving the demand for doctorally prepared nurses. The Baylor University online Doctor of Nursing program represents the evolution of advanced practice nursing education.
Baylor offers multiple online DNP tracks, including:
- DNP - Executive Nurse Leadership
- DNP - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner
- DNP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- DNP - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- DNP - Nurse-Midwifery
Clinical Placement Services
Baylor University’s LHSON believes you are only as successful as your training, which is why we collaborate with our online DNP Specialty Advanced Practice students to identify clinical sites and preceptors for clinical rotations.
As graduates of the online DNP programs, Baylor Nurses possess greater competence in the assessment as well as heightened knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and epidemiology in their chosen area of practice. They also have a deep understanding of policy, ethics, scientific inquiry, research, and servant leadership. This holistic competence means Baylor nurses are prepared to drive change, innovate, and become exemplary nursing leaders.
Committed to Nursing Excellence
At Baylor University, we are committed to the ideals of servant leadership and have made it our mission to educate nurses for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment in a caring community. Our distinguished reputation at Baylor's Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) exemplifies our motto: Learn. Lead. Serve.® and is appreciated by patients, employers, and the community. During the last 111 years, LHSON has educated more than 6,000 graduates who are academically, spiritually, and personally prepared for leadership as a nurse.
At the heart of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing is an exceptional faculty. They are a unique group: researchers, authors, national award winners, presidents of national organizations, former missionaries, and administrators, all experts in their specialties. They are always accessible and focused on the needs of their students; and are there to advise, act as role models, and guide students throughout their education and beyond. Learn more about Baylor's exceptional faculty.
Hear What Our Students Say
LHSON is passionate about preparing exemplary nurses for the 21st Century and we are proud of our innovative students and graduates, who are advocating for nurses and enriching the lives of patients every day and around the world. To hear from current students in a variety of our online DNP program tracks share their experiences with Faculty, Coursework, Clinical Placements, and more, visit our student testimonials page.
Established in 1845, Baylor University is Texas’ oldest continuously operating institution of higher learning. With more than 170 years of educational excellence, Baylor University is a nationally recognized and respected institution.
In 2022 U.S. News & World Report ranked our Doctor of Nursing Practice among the Top 10% Best Graduate Programs.
Additionally, we've been ranked:
- #21 Best Nursing-Midwifery Programs
- #25 Most Innovative Schools
- #60 Best Graduate Programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice
- #76 Best National Universities
Visit our Rankings and Recognition page for more details.