Baylor University Online Nursing Programs

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Baylor University Online Nursing Programs

An online DNP program for working nurses like you.

Graduates of the online DNP program become visionary nurses and leaders who actively shape and improve patient outcomes while helping influence decision-making regarding healthcare environments and policies.

Download our program guide to learn more about our top-rated program and the clinical placement services we provide for our nurses.

DNP Specialty Advanced Practice Tracks

Choose from five distinct tracks as you learn the skills required to shape the future of nursing. Clinical Placements and Preceptors are provided.

  • DNP Family Nurse Practitioner
    Develop as a holistic primary care provider who can improve outcomes for patients across the lifespan.
     
  • DNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    Take a lead role in nursing care for infants through the first two years of their life.
     
  • DNP Nurse-Midwifery
    Provide holistic patient-centered care for women across their lifespan.
     
  • DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    Become a specialized nursing leader who provides primary and acute healthcare needs of pediatric patients in a variety of care environments.
     
  • DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    Care and advocate for patients with complex acute and chronic illness, disability, and/or injury to improve patient outcomes. 
     
DNP Executive Nurse Leadership Track

Baylor University also offers a nurse leadership program.

  • DNP Executive Nurse Leadership
    Gain executive knowledge and competencies in influential leadership, data-driven business strategy and transformative care models.

     

     
Fast Facts
  • Clinical placement services provided
  • No GRE or MAT required
  • Multiple start dates so you can enroll when it's convenient for you
  • BSN or MSN required
  • Competitive tuition rates
Program Highlights
  • Designed for actively practicing RNs with a BSN and/or MSN
  • Thoroughly prepares nurses with the knowledge and advanced skill set necessary to lead nursing practice and positively impact patient outcomes from the highest levels
  • Learn from world-class faculty of experienced nursing leaders and administrators

Clinical Placements Provided

At Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, we strongly believe in setting our students up for success. That's why we collaborate with our students to identify clinical sites and preceptors for all clinical rotations. Additionally, clinical placement sites may be potential locations for future employment opportunities upon graduation. If you already have a placement site or preceptor in mind, we encourage you to refer them to our placement team to secure.

 

Securing clinical placement sites and preceptors can be a challenging and tedious undertaking. It is not uncommon for students to contact 400+ sites before a preceptor agrees. That's why at Baylor, we collaborate with online nursing students on the heavy lifting to help identify clinical sites and preceptors for all clinical rotations. We'd much rather you focus on:

  • Coursework
  • Developing core competencies
  • Current personal and professional obligations
How Does This Benefit You?

Securing clinical placement sites and preceptors can be a challenging and tedious undertaking. It is not uncommon for students to contact 400+ sites before a preceptor agrees. That's why at Baylor, we collaborate with online nursing students on the heavy lifting to help identify clinical sites and preceptors for all clinical rotations. We'd much rather you focus on:

  • Coursework
  • Developing core competencies
  • Current personal and professional obligations
How Does the Clinical Placement Process Work?

Shortly after enrollment, you will be provided with a placement intake form you are required to complete that captures your competencies, experience and placement preferences. Baylor University will collaborate with you to identify a quality placement site and preceptor. While the placement team is securing sites and preceptors, you will be responsible for completing clinical clearance requirements in preparation for placement, including:

  • Drug screening
  • Background check
  • Recommended vaccinations

You will not be permitted to begin your placement rotations without your clearances complete. Once the sites have been approved by the School of Nursing, Baylor University will share the placement site details with you prior to placement.

What is the Placement Experience Like?

During the placement experience, you will have access to faculty and other resources to support you:

  • Faculty will be available to mentor and support you throughout the rotation with specific questions about procedures, patient interactions and general proficiencies.
  • At the end of the placement rotation, you and your preceptor will review requirements, complete surveys and officially end the placement rotation.
  • If you have multiple rotations, you will receive the next preceptor/site details.
What Can I Expect from My Preceptor?

Your preceptor is your on-site role model and will help you develop as a nurse during your clinical rotation. They will:

  • Bridge the gap between theory and actual practice
  • Orient you to the practice setting (key personnel, organization, and institutional policies)
  • Help you plan clinical assignments
  • Provide one-on-one supervision and daily feedback
  • Review and co-sign all documentation in the clinical records
Baylor Nursing By The Numbers
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90% of clinical placement sites provided to DNP students were within 125 miles of their home

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100% certification pass rate for Family Nurse Practitioners graduates

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Baylor University is ranked higher than 94% of Best Colleges in the Nation in 2021 - U.S. News and World Report

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Baylor’s DNP program is ranked higher than 88% of the Best DNP Programs in Texas in 2021 - dnpprograms.com