Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing
Baylor University has a Nurses Christian Fellowship group that meets during the semester.
Our mission at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is to prepare Baccalaureate and Graduate level nurses, within a Christian community, for professional practice, healthcare leadership and worldwide service.
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) located in Dallas, Texas, was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor Scott & White Health’s Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Baccalaureate degrees were granted in 1952, establishing the School among the earliest baccalaureate nursing programs in Texas. In 1999, the School was renamed the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made an endowment gift to the School. The LHSON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees through Traditional, FastBacc® (one-year accelerated) and Distance Accelerated BSN programs. Plus, the LHSON offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with tracks that include Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Executive Nurse Leadership and U.S. Army Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN). The U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings include several LHSON programs, including the DNP program at No. 60 nationally and “Best Nursing” specialty rankings for LHSON’s USAGPAN, which operates at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, at No. 8 nationally, and Baylor’s Nurse-Midwifery program, which is No. 21 in the nation. In addition, U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs ranked the LHSON No. 58. To learn more, visit www.baylor.edu/nursing.
Continuing our ministry of Baylor's nursing program, outreach through study and mission abroad is an important pillar of our missions at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Emphasizing servant leadership to influence global healthcare outcomes, students are offered the opportunity to participate in missions. Through domestic and international missions students give back to the community with their nursing skills and spiritual heart.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (traditional program)
- FastBacc® One-year Accelerated BSN
- Distance Accelerated BSN
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Online Program
- Family Nurse Practitioner track (online)
- Nurse Midwifery track (online)
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner track (online)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track (online)
- Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Executive Nurse Leadership track (online)
- U.S. Army Anesthesia Nursing Program