Excluding clinicals and residencies, coursework is 100% online.
We have two DNP programs. One offers six distinct tracks including Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health 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.
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, DNP-PMHNP)
- 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
Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing understands the needs and challenges of busy RNs. Our online coursework allows you to balance your career with your other commitments.
All DNP specialty advanced practice tracks have 3 starts a year with the exception of Nurse-Midwifery and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner which have 2 starts per year.