The Baylor name is known far and wide. Baylor University is the world's largest Baptist University and is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. Baylor is committed to academic excellence while creating an environment that nourishes its students spiritually as well. Graduates have a long and storied history of success in virtually every endeavor here and around the world. It's a place that has always taught through faith anything is possible.
Located in the heart of Dallas, the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing prepares baccalaureate and graduate level nurses, within a Christian community for professional practice, healthcare leadership and worldwide service. There are more than 900 students enrolled at the LHSON including pre-nursing students who spend their first two years at Baylor University’s Waco campus or other universities around the country. Faculty and staff work together to create an environment where students may develop the professional leadership skills necessary to excel in patient care and the critical thinking skills to meet the needs and demands of the profession.
The Baccalaureate and online Doctor of Nursing Practice programs have received full, national accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* and are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. All Baylor baccalaureate nursing graduates are qualified to take the National Certification Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) in any state.
We provide students with a competitively robust education through the integration of faith and academic excellence. Baylor nurses have been called to make a difference and care for others by serving as Jesus' hands and feet. Our distinguished reputation 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.
* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Baylor University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.