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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DNP

Program Details

Are the classes for all programs 100% online?

Excluding clinicals and residencies, coursework is 100% online.

What specializations are available within the DNP program?

We have two DNP programs. One offers four distinct tracks including Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care 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.

How long will it take to complete the online DNP program?

Students typically complete the DNP program in the following timeframe. Please note that actual length to program completion will vary depending on the student's background and selected track.

Specialty Advanced Practice Tracks (DNP-FNP, DNP-NNP, DNP-PNP, DNP-NM, DNP-AGACNP)

  • BSN holders typically complete our DNP program in three (3) years and four (4) months, skipping the Master’s degree program entirely
  • MSN holders typically complete our DNP program in 18 to 24 months 
  • Students in our Pediatric Primary/Acute Care track typically complete the program in four (4) years 

Executive Nurse Leadership Track (DNP-ENL)

  • DNP-ENL students typically complete the program in two (2) years
How many start dates does the online DNP program have per year?

Three, in January, May and August.