Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, a faith-based community with over 109 years of dedication in making a real difference in the world through the care and healing of others.

We think you will find our school is unlike any other in that we truly do consider ourselves called to prepare nurses through the integration of faith and excellent academics. Our caring faculty go above and beyond to help you succeed and develop as a professional nurse so that you can help others far into the future. All in all, this special calling to serve others through academic excellence results in qualities that are unique to a Baylor Nursing graduate … qualities that are instantly recognized and appreciated by patients, employers and the community and exemplified in our school motto: Learn.Lead.Serve.® 

Being a Baylor nurse means you strive to be the hands and feet of Christ for those who are hurting or in need of comfort. Our legacy of caring is blessed with the recognition we received by U.S. News & World Report for the 2019 Best Graduate Schools ranking our doctor of nursing practice program No. 54 among the top U.S. nursing schools, our master of science in nursing  program at No. 72 and our Nurse-Midwifery program No. 10 under the health disciplines category. In addition, Baylor’s online master’s degree program in nursing leadership and innovation was ranked No. 39 by U.S. News among online nursing programs. We are truly appreciative to our faculty, staff, healthcare partners, donors and students and are so humbled by their collaborative support.

Here at Baylor we believe that everyone at some point in his or her life needs a competent and caring nurse. Right now, the need for caring and compassionate nurses and especially nurse leaders has never been greater. We hope you will find a home here at Baylor to pursue an online Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Innovation or an online Doctor of Nursing Practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or in Nurse-Midwifery.

Thank you for visiting the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. We look forward to getting to know you better as your nursing education and career grows.

Sincerely,

Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D, MS, RN, CNE
Dean and Professor