Student Success and Support

Student Success and Support

As a leader in online nursing education, Baylor University understands the needs of working RNs, the challenge of achieving work-life balance and the 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 Advisor, 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!


Student Success Advisors

Name: Christine Adamczyk


Name: Sara Smits


Clinical Placements Provided

Baylor University’s Louis Herrington School of Nursing believes you are only as successful as your training, which is why provide clinical sites and preceptors for all 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