Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), a faith-based community where we believe that nurses have been called to make a difference. Being a Baylor nurse means being the hands and feet of Christ for those who are hurting or in need of comfort.
Exemplifying the nursing school motto, Learn.Lead.Serve.® it is the steadfast mission of the LHSON to educate and prepare both Baccalaureate and Graduate-level nurses within a Christian community for professional practice, healthcare leadership, and worldwide service.
Unmistakably, the need for caring and compassionate nurses has never been greater. More than ever before we all appreciate that nurses are called to serve and to care for the physical, social, psychological/emotional and spiritual needs of their patients. This special calling to serve others through academic excellence results in qualities that are unique to a Baylor Nursing graduate and instantly recognized and appreciated by patients, employers, and the community.
Our legacy of caring is amplified with national recognition. U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs ranked the LHSON No. 39. In addition, U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings list several LHSON programs, including the DNP program at No. 66 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.
We are blessed by blossoming growth at the LHSON. We are also fortunate to have an incredible faculty and staff that not only educate but nurture our aspiring Baylor nurses. Thank you for visiting the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing website. We applaud the incredible work of nurses across the globe and know that each new nurse makes the world a better place.
Linda Plank, PhD, RN, NEA-BC