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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Program Details

Are the classes for all programs 100% online?

Excluding clinicals and residencies, coursework is 100% online.

How long does the Distance ABSN program take to complete?

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

How many start dates does the Distance ABSN program have per year?

Two, in January and August.

Do you require a pre-nursing test for Distance ABSN program candidates?

Yes, we require the HESI A2 and Math & English Composite tests. You must receive an 80 in both sections.

Do pre-requisite credits for the Distance ABSN program have to be completed at Baylor University?

No, but please connect with your enrollment advisor at 888-227-5901 to confirm equivalency and ensure the credits transfer.

Can a prospective Distance ABSN student continue to work while completing the program?

No, ABSN students may not work while enrolled in the program due to the academic rigor of the program.

Can I apply for the Distance ABSN program if I live within the Collin, Rockwall, Dallas or Tarrant counties of Texas?

The Baylor Distance ABSN program is currently designed for students residing in Texas, but outside the DFW metro area. Students who reside within Dallas, Tarrant, counties should apply for the on-campus accelerated FastBacc® program at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.