Why Baylor University Online?

Why Baylor University Online?

About Us

Established in 1845, Baylor University is Texas’ oldest continuously operating institution of higher learning. With more than 170 years of educational excellence, Baylor University is a nationally recognized and respected institution. We have been named:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) ranked in the top 10% (U.S. News & World Report – Best Graduate Programs – 2019)
  • #10 Best Nursing-Midwifery Programs – Ranked nationally under the health disciplines category (U.S. News & World Report – 2016)
  • #39 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Innovation (U.S. News & World Report – Best Graduate Programs 2018)
  • #72 Best Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) (U.S. News & World Report – Best Graduate Schools 2019)
  • #75 in National Universities (U.S. News & World Report-2019)

Why Baylor University Online Nursing Programs?

At Baylor University, we are committed to the ideals of servant leadership and have made it our mission to educate nurses for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment in a caring community. Our distinguished reputation at Baylor's Louise Herrington School of Nursing exemplifies our motto: Learn.Lead.Serve.® and is appreciated by patients, employers and the community. We are also guided by Baylor’s strategic vision called Pro Futuris that reminds us: our past is inextricably linked to our future and that responsibility to God and to the world continues to lead us. During the last 109+ years, LHSON has educated more than 6,000 graduates who are academically, spiritually and personally prepared for leadership as a nurse.



"We think you will find our school is unlike any other in that we truly do consider ourselves as called to prepare nurses through the integration of faith and excellent academics. From the adventure of the mission field to an exciting student life and innovative classroom experience, you will find your life changed in ways you never expected here at Baylor".
-Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D, MS, RN, CNE
Dean and Professor




Why Choose the MSN Leadership and Innovation Program?

Our quickly evolving healthcare environment requires equally transformative healthcare leaders who can create positive change and drive innovation. That’s why the Baylor University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership & Innovation online program is specifically designed to develop the pioneering and visionary nursing leaders that are needed in today’s complex healthcare environment.

As graduates of the online MSN Leadership & Innovation program, Baylor nurses are able to apply cutting-edge and innovative problem-solving methods to help shape their career and the future of nursing practice and patient care. Our graduates get involved, lead by example and approach leadership and decision making from a holistic and ethical perspective.

Why Choose the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)?

Across the nation, the standards for nursing practice are evolving. In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommended that the standard for advanced nursing practice education be moved to the doctoral level. The Baylor University online Doctor of Nursing program represents the evolution of advanced practice nursing education. The increasing complexity of patient care, national concerns about quality of care, and a shortage of qualified personnel are driving the demand for doctorally prepared nurses.

As graduates of the online DNP program, Baylor Nurses possess greater competency in assessment as well as heightened knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology and epidemiology in their chosen area of practice. They also have a deep understanding of policy, ethics, scientific inquiry, research and servant leadership. This holistic competence means Baylor nurses are prepared to drive change, innovate and become exemplary nursing leaders.