Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Baylor University's online programs:

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Requirements

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 an accredited school of nursing 
  • GPA: 3.0 or above (BSN)
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Two years of supervisory/management experience at Director level or above, with strategic planning, budgetary, and financial responsibilities within the past five years

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

  • BSN from an 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 an 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 an 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 an 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:

  • Completed bachelor's degree in any non-nursing discipline
  • 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.

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.