Baylor University Online Nursing Programs

Baylor University Online Nursing Programs

No GRE or MAT required

Ranked #10
Best Nursing College

Designed for nurse leaders

Demonstrate your full potential with Baylor University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Nurse Leadership (DNP-ENL) program. The 100% online program prepares you with executive knowledge and competencies in influential leadership, data-driven business strategy and transformative care models.

Download our program guide to learn more about our top rated program.


Distinguish yourself at nursing’s highest level.

The online DNP-ENL program allows you to learn while you continue to lead in your current role. The instructional setting is 100% online, with no required campus visits.

  • Stand out at your organization as a proven nurse leader and practice scholar
  • Use your understanding of business and healthcare to serve in a role such as vice president of nursing, chief nursing officer or chief nursing executive
  • Gain advanced knowledge while creating a network of colleagues and mentors
Demonstrate your full potential as a nurse executive through a focused, specialized online degree.

Baylor’s online DNP leadership curriculum emphasizes strategy, analytics, transformations and outcomes within the executive domain. Use your skills and knowledge to reach your professional goals.

  • Learn the Adams Influence Model (AIM) to attain stakeholder buy-in and implement organizational change
  • Transform care delivery models and optimize operational processes to reduce variation and improve outcomes across the care continuum
  • Employ data and strategy to inform functions, improve organizational performance and influence clinical outcomes
Online DNP-ENL Admission Requirements
To ensure your success, there are a few requirements for admission to the DNP-ENL program:
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • (or) Bachelor of Science in Nursing with master’s in non-nursing health-related field (for example, MHA, MPH, MBA)
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • A total GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Two years of nursing administration experience within the last five years


Baylor University also offers an Online DNP program with four distinct tracks: FNP, Nurse-Midwifery, Neonatal NP and Pediatric NP.