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Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing

Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing located in DALLAS, TX offers Master's, Bachelor's and Doctorate level nursing programs.

Programs Offered: RN to MSN, Master of Science in Nursing, BSN / Bachelor of Science in nursing

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Overview

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Baccalaureate degrees were enrolled in 1950 and graduated in 1952, establishing the school as one of the oldest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. 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 a $13 million endowment gift to the school. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing, LHSON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees through a Traditional program and FastBacc (one year accelerated program). LHSON also offers a new online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Innovation program, as well as Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs to include, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse-Midwife (CNM) and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). LHSON is one of four health-related anchor academic units in the new Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor. For more information visit www.baylor.edu/nursing

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Nursing Programs Offered

  • RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • BSN / Bachelor of Science in nursing

Specializations Offered

  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner

Enrollment

Total Nursing School Enrollment 1287
Student Body Breakdown 51% Female, 49% Male
Percent Part-time 28.0%

Degrees Awarded

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing, LHSON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees through a Traditional program and FastBacc (one year accelerated program). LHSON also offers a new online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Innovation program, as well as Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs to include, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse-Midwife (CNM) and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP).

International Admission Information

Students whose first/native language is not English, are required to take the TOEFL, regardless of US education, or years of residence. The Louise Herrington School of Nursing requires applicants to attain a minimum score of 560 on the paper based test, 220 on the computer based test, or 83 on the internet based test(IBT). *Please note: the TOEFL score required by the Louise Herrington School of Nursing is higher than the minimum required by Baylor University.

Program Accreditations

Accredited by: Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education
Initial Accreditation Date: March 2000
Most Recent Accreditation: November 2009
Accreditation Valid Until: June 2020
Website: http://www.ccnecommunity.org/
Accredited by: Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education
Initial Accreditation Date: March 2000
Most Recent Accreditation: November 2009
Accreditation Valid Until: June 2020
Website: http://www.ccnecommunity.org/
Accredited by: Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education
Initial Accreditation Date: February 2013
Most Recent Accreditation: February 2013
Accreditation Valid Until: December 2018
Website: http://www.ccnecommunity.org/
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