Student Success and Support

Student Success and Support

As a leader in online nursing education, Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing understands the needs and challenges of busy RNs, so we provide the resources and support our online nursing students need to be successful. Our Online DNP, and Distance ABSN students can expect the same academic excellence and student support as the on-campus nursing students.

From the start of your program, we pair you with your own Student Success Coach, who works with you every step of the way to ensure you have access to the resources needed to successfully complete your advanced practice nursing degree. They are focused on the student experience and student success from initial enrollment all the way through graduation. Some of the ways they will support you include:

  • Advise you on your degree path
  • Provide guidance and counseling regarding course selection and course load
  • Assist you during initial orientation
  • Monitor your progress in class and check in to discuss your needs
  • And more!


LHSON Student Success Coaches

Christine Adamczyk

Senior Student Success Coach

Laura Ayala

Student Success Coach

Baylor Student Success Coach Laura Ayala


Sara Smits

Student Success Coach

Student Success Coach Sara Smits


Senior Success Coach Christine Adamczyk welcomes new students and provides a glimpse into post-admission student support at Baylor's LHSON in this short video clip.

Clinical Placement Support

Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing believes you are only as successful as your training, which is why we will collaborate with you to identify clinical sites and preceptors for clinical rotations. This will enable you to focus on coursework and developing core competencies rather than spending a significant amount of time on the logistics of clinical placements. However, if you already have a placement site or preceptor in mind, students are encouraged to refer them to the placement team to secure. 

Many of our students find clinical placement sites to be potential locations for future employment opportunities upon graduation.

Additionally, our faculty and staff are accessible; you may reach out at any time directly to your instructors to get the additional support you need.

My clinical placement experience has been great! They work really hard to ensure we have placements in close proximity that fit the needs of our specific program so that we're getting the best experience possible.

- Online DNP-FNP Student, Lucinda Bush

Sariah Turner, ABSN Student

Christine has definitely positively impacted my student experience because I've never had someone that was dedicated to making sure that I was okay and not just academically, but personally and mentally. She calls every month [to] check in…and that's a really big deal because most other schools... None that I've ever heard of, will have someone like that to check up on you.

- Saraya Tiner, ABSN Student

Ebony Crawford, ABSN Student

Working with Christine has been a pleasure, I call Christine my therapist, I call her just about any time I feel like things aren't going as planned… she's always that voice of reason to calm me and just put everything into perspective.

- Ebony Crawford, ABSN Student

Mackenzie Coleman, ABSN Student

Christine is the best student success coach that we could have asked for. She meets with us about once or twice every trimester. She wants to know what areas you're loving learning about, what areas you might be struggling with and where you might need some remedial help.

- Mackenzie Coleman, ABSN Student