Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are Baylor University’s online DNP programs and the Distance ABSN program accredited?

Yes. Baylor University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and the 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*).

Are the classes for all programs 100% online?

Excluding clinicals and residencies, coursework is 100% online.

What are the requirements to apply for the online DNP, and Distance ABSN programs at Baylor University?

DNP Admission Requirements

The requirements to apply for the online DNP-ENL program are:

  • MSN from a regionally accredited School of Nursing, or any master’s in business/health-related degree such as MHA, MPH, MBA, etc.
  • BSN from a regionally accredited School of Nursing
  • GPA: 3.0 or above (BSN)
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Two years of healthcare administration (Director or above – flexible on title) within the past five years

The requirements to apply for the online DNP FNP program are:

  • BSN from a regionally accredited School of Nursing 
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • One (1) year of full-time experience as a practicing professional nurse by the first day of class (additional work experience may be required by faculty) 
  • Current unencumbered RN license 
  • GRE or MAT not required

The requirements to apply for the online DNP Nurse Midwifery program are:

  • BSN from a regionally accredited School of Nursing 
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • At least one year of full-time experience as a professional nurse in labor and delivery, on the mother baby unit, or in an outpatient OB/GYN setting by the start of classes.  Extensive observational experiences of birth, or education and practice as a doula will be considered.  Applicants with other experiences in the maternal-child health specialty will be considered individually. 
  • Current unencumbered RN license 
  • GRE or MAT not required

The requirements to apply for the online DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program are:

  • BSN from a regionally accredited School of Nursing 
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • The equivalent of a minimum (1) year of full-time level 3 NICU neo-natal clinical practice experience (by the first day of class). Experience MUST be current and required within the last five years as a registered nurse in the care of critically ill neonates or infant in critical care inpatient settings. Students may participate in the pre-clinical portion of the program while obtaining the necessary practice experience. 
  • Current unencumbered RN license 
  • GRE or MAT not required

The requirements to apply for the online DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program are:

  • BSN from a regionally accredited School of Nursing 
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • One (1) year of full-time experience as a practicing professional nurse by the first day of class (additional work experience may be required by faculty) 
  • Current unencumbered RN license 
  • GRE or MAT not required

Distance ABSN Admission Requirements

The requirements to apply for the Distance ABSN online program are:

  • 52 pre-req credits must be completed before start
  • 3.0 GPA on pre-req courses, 2.75 GPA on science courses
    • After 52 hours in the program, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA 
  • HESI Exam
Are the GRE or MAT required to enter the online DNP programs?

No, these tests are not required to apply for our programs.

How much do the online DNP programs cost?

The online DNP programs are each $1,100 per credit hour. Cost varies depending on the overall credits required to complete your degree, as well as any transfer credits. To calculate total tuition cost for your specific degree path, contact an Enrollment Advisor today at 888-227-5901.

Is financial aid available to online students?

A variety of financial aid is available to online students. Find more information on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

How much does the Distance ABSN program cost?

The cost of the Distance ABSN online program is $66,834. Typically, the program requires 62 credit hours to complete. 

Schedule an Appointment or contact an Enrollment Advisor today at 888-227-5901. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Where can I find information on applying to Baylor University?

You can find more information on this page or contact your Baylor University Enrollment Advisor at 888-227-5901.

How long does the Distance ABSN program take to complete?

The Distance ABSN program takes 45 weeks to complete--under 1 year.

What specializations are available within the DNP program?

We have two DNP programs. One offers three distinct tracks including Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. The DNP-ENL helps students to develop executive knowledge and competencies to strategically lead change, transform care models to improve patient outcomes, and influence healthcare organizations and systems. To learn more, you can go to our DNP page or fill out the form to get a program guide.

Accreditation & Authorization
Cost
Program Details
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