Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Nurse-Midwifery Track

Online DNP Midwifery Program

Designed for actively practicing RNs

Online DNP Midwifery Program Texas

Ranked #21 in Nursing-Midwifery, 2022

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[em]Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)[/em]Nurse-Midwifery Track

Deliver Women’s Care as a DNP Nurse-Midwife

Students pursuing the online Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse-Midwifery (DNP Nurse-Midwifery) track are prepared to provide holistic and women-centered care throughout the lifespan using the midwifery model of care. Our program is committed to the education of nurse-midwives in a unique Christian environment who are prepared to practice in concert with standards of nurse-midwifery practice. In addition, our program is committed to enrolling diverse and qualified students that pursue cultural competency and focus their service and clinical experiences caring for vulnerable populations. To see the American College of Nurse-Midwives's list of basic nurse-midwifery core competencies, click here.

Honoring Our Nurses

At the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, we are proud to honor nurses for their selfless contributions serving at the heart of healthcare. You've seen the magnitude of the pandemic first-hand and yet continue to tend to your patients' physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This Nurses Month, we proudly celebrate and appreciate you. 

For those with a passion for women's health, you're sure to take extra care to show patience and understanding. Thank you, nurses, for serving with grace and with kindness.

Clinical Placement Support 

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 you 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. Get your DNP Nurse-Midwife guide for more information.

 

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
Learn More

 

Two entry options are available

To learn more about the entry options, download your digital program guide.

Baylor 

BSN to DNP

75 Credits
Just over 3 years to completion 

Baylor

Post-Master's DNP

38-75 Credits
2 to 3 years to completion

DNP-Midwifery Admission Requirements At-A-Glance
  • BSN from a regionally accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • One (1) year of full-time experience as a practicing professional nurse by the first day of class
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Additional documents or experience may be required - download your course guide for more information
DNP-Midwifery Program Features
  • ACME-accredited*CCNE-accredited** and U.S. News & World Report ranked program
  • 100% pass rates, see all pass and graduation rates here
  • Main coursework is online with on-campus immersions throughout the program
  • Practicum requirement total: 1,125 hours for BSN pathway and 1,000 hours minimum for MSN pathway
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with three terms per year
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Clinical placement support
  • Total credits: 75 for BSN pathway and 38-75 for MSN pathway
Accreditation & Rankings
Baylor University Official Seal of ACME AccreditationBest Grad Schools US News logo

 

Baylor University is distinguished in healthcare and business, preparing students with the skills and knowledge to stand out in the industry. 

The Louise Herrington School of Nursing is nationally recognized and:

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Approved by the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Recognized as one of the top educational institutions in the nation, ranking at #76 in National Universities on U.S. News & World Report 2021 list
  • Ranked by Best-Nursing-Colleges.com as the #10 Best Nursing College in Texas.

Am I Eligible for Baylor's Online DNP-Midwifery program?

  • Visit our FAQs Page for answers to questions regarding program eligibility.
  • Visit our State Authorization page for a list of states in which we accept applicants for the online BSN to DNP-FNP program.
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.


DNP Midwifery Curriculum At-A-Glance

Emphasizing women-focused healthcare services, the curriculum provides a detailed study of birthing, gynecological, and preventive care.

Important Dates

Now Accepting Applications. Seating is limited.

Next Start Date: August 22nd, 2022

NUR 5140: Professional Issues and History of Nurse-Midwives

The role and image of, and misconceptions about, the nurse-midwife in contemporary society are explored. The historic, political, social, and economic bases of nurse-midwifery practice are examined. Students become familiar with the role of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) in professional practice and resources available through the ACNM, as well as regulations and legislation which guide, interpret, and provide a legal and ethical base for future nurse-midwifery practice.

NUR 5346: Nurse-Midwifery IV: High Risk Family

This course focuses on application of the Nurse-Midwifery process to the care of mothers and newborns with complications. The goal of this course is to further develop the roles and responsibilities of the health care provider in caring for women and families who have high risk situations or conditions.

NUR 5344: NM III: Care of the Childbearing Family

This course focuses on application of the Nurse-Midwifery process for the care of healthy women during childbirth and the newborn.

Frequently Asked Questions
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.

  • 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
Is Baylor University’s Online DNP-Nurse-Midwifery program accredited?

Yes. Baylor University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE**). The DNP Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME*).

Do I qualify for the online DNP program as a Post-Graduate Candidate?

You must have completed your MSN in Nurse-Midwifery with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and Nurse-Midwifery Board Certification. Additional documents or experience may be required - download your course guide to learn more.

Does my non-practitioner MSN make me eligible for Baylor’s Post-Graduate DNP program?

If your MSN degree is in any of the following disciplines, you may not be qualified to apply as a Post-Graduate DNP candidate and may need to participate in our full program. Our full program consists of most/all of the 75-credit-hr, 10-Semester, 40-month BSN to DNP program.

  • MSN-Nurse Educator
  • MSN-Clinical Leadership
  • MSN-Informatics
  • MSN-Leadership
  • MSN-Administration

The Baylor University Online Experience

Find out why Baylor University’s Online DNP degree program is the best choice for registered nurses seeking preparation at the highest level of nursing practice:

DNP - Nurse-Midwifery Faculty

The faculty for the Online DNP - Nurse-Midwifery degree program are committed to delivering state-of-the-art instruction through innovative active learning methodologies. They embody the unique mission of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing of Baylor University by preparing nurses, within a Christian community, for professional practice, health care leadership, and worldwide service. Click below to learn more about the faculty for this program.