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

Online Midwifery Program No GMAT

No GRE or MAT required

[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 a full list of program outcomes, click here.

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

Two entry options are available:

To learn more about the entry options, please get in touch with our Enrollment Advisors

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

BSN to DNP Admissions Requirements

  • BSN from an accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 GPA
  • At least one year of full-time experience as a professional nurse in labor and delivery, on the mother-baby unit, or in an outpatient OB/GYN setting at time of application. Extensive observational experiences of birth, or education and practice as a doula will be considered. Applicants with other experiences in the maternal-child health specialty will be considered individually.
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Complete an acceptable written personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation as follows: One must be from an immediate supervisor, one must be from a peer nurse, and one must be from an MSN, DNP or PhD prepared nurse
  • No GRE or MAT required

 

BSN to DNP 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
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with three terms per year
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Clinical placement support
  • Total credits: 75

 

Am I Eligible for Baylor's BSN-DNP?

  • 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 Nurse-Midwifery program.

Post-Master's DNP Admissions Requirements

  • Master's degree with a major in nursing from an accredited school of nursing
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Verification of total clinical hours obtained for the Master's degree
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • At least one year of full-time experience as a professional nurse in labor and delivery, on the mother-baby unit, or in an outpatient OB/GYN setting at time of application. Extensive observational experiences of birth, or education and practice as a doula will be considered. Applicants with other experiences in the maternal-child health specialty will be considered individually.
  • Verification of an unencumbered license to practice as an APRN
  • Current clinical practice within the last two years
  • Complete an acceptable written personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation, as follows: One must be from an immediate supervisor, one must be from a peer nurse and one must be from an MSN, DNP or PhD prepared nurse
  • No GRE or MAT required

 

Post-Master's DNP Program Features

  • 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: 1,000 hours minimum, inclusive of masters hours
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with five to eight semesters
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Clinical placement support 
  • Total credits: 38-75

 

Am I Eligible for Baylor's Post-Master's DNP?

  • 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 Post-Master's DNP Nurse-Midwifery 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 and Nurse-Midwifery 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

Next Application Deadline: November 22nd, 2021

Next Start Date: January 10th, 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.

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. 

Shape the Future of Women-Focused Care

Online DNP Midwifery Salary & Careers

Baylor University online DNP Nurse-Midwifery students are diverse and qualified individuals who pursue cultural competency and focus on serving vulnerable populations. Graduates are able to enhance their career as autonomous caregivers and patient advocates who are eligible to sit for the Nurse Midwife certification examination.

  • The program prepares nurse midwives in a uniquely Christian learning environment.
  • Through the integration of faith and learning, Baylor DNP Nurse-Midwifery graduates possess the clinical acumen and exemplary leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to transform women’s care.
  • Students have the option to complete a DNP project abroad and participate in international research and missions with graduate faculty.

 

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DNP - Nurse-Midwifery Outcome Data