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School of Health Professions

DNP Program Admissions


Our application materials and forms are available between Jan. 15 and June 1 each year. Please note that our application deadline is June 1.

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Important Dates


June 1, 2021 - Application Deadline
June 15, 2021 - Supporting Documents Deadline
Aug. 6 and 7, 2021 - Personal Interviews of Invited Applicants
Mid-August - Notification of Acceptance
Jan. 3, 2022 - Classes Begin

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Our Students by the Numbers


The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program-Nurse Anesthesia admits 28 BSN-prepared students and up to 30 masters-prepared students each year.

Average GPA of BSN-DNP Students – 3.72 on a 4.0 scale

Mean Graduate Record Examination Scores of BSN-DNP Students – 156 verbal section, 155 quantitative section, 4.0 analytical writing section

All students are registered nurses with experience in intensive-care settings.


Basis of Selection


The Admissions Committee will select those candidates whom they consider to be most likely to succeed in graduate studies in nurse anesthesia as evidenced by:

  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) academic achievement
  • Graduate Record Examination scores (if applicable)
  • Evaluation of accomplishments and character by faculty and supervisors
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee

All decisions rendered by the Admissions Committee are final and not subject to appeal. The dean of the School of Health Professions will issue letters of admission. See Technical Standards for Admission and Graduation.

Baylor College of Medicine is committed to a safe and supportive learning and working environment for its learners, faculty and staff. College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Harassment based on any of these classifications is a form of discrimination and also violates College policy (02.2.25, 02.2.26) and will not be tolerated. In some circumstances, such discriminatory harassment also may violate federal, state or local law. View the College's Notice of Nondiscrimination.


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Diversity and Inclusion

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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and providing patient-centered care.

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Structural racism directly impacts all communities, including the healthcare community. As a leading biomedical institution in one of the largest, most diverse cities in the United States, Baylor College of Medicine is committed to protecting and promoting the health of all individuals, to working toward a more just healthcare system, and to demonstrating leadership in the advancement of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Read the College’s position statement on Racial Justice to Improve Public Health.

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