Further Your Education, Advance Your Career

Abilene Christian University and Hendrick Health have partnered together to offer a unique experience for employees of hospitals affiliated with Hendrick Health.

Abilene Christian University and Hendrick Health have partnered together to offer a unique experience for employees of hospitals affiliated with Hendrick Health.

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ACU knows every student’s journey is unique and we believe everyone can be successful, given the right tools and support. Whether you are hoping to advance in your current field or change to an entirely new one, furthering your education is the first step towards that change. Supported by a faculty of Christian scholars, we prepare undergraduate and graduate students for service and leadership in both their personal and professional lives.

One of America’s Best Colleges

Newsweek Top Online Colleges 2024

Recognized as one of America’s Top Online Colleges for the third consecutive year by Newsweek and Statista Inc., ACU proudly stands among the nation’s premier online institutions. Seamlessly combining a top-tier education with the flexibility of an online format, ACU Online offers you a transformative learning experience. Discover the perfect balance of academic excellence and online convenience as you chart your course to success with ACU.



Tuition Benefit

As an employee of a Hendrick Health affiliated medical center, you are eligible for a 10% reduction on tuition across all ACU online programs. Additionally, our standard $50 application fee will be waived when you apply. All new online students are eligible for a variety of scholarship opportunities dedicated to our online students. Because tuition varies by program, you should connect with an advisor to discuss tuition and additional resources available to you to fund your education.

Online Community

With our online degree programs, you’ll focus on one or two class(es) at a time during each seven-week session. Whether your concerns are time, funding, or scheduling, your dedicated advisor is ready to help you figure out a solution that works for you.

Why ACU?

  • 100% online*
  • No GRE or GMAT requirement
  • Designed for busy working adults
  • Supportive, like-minded community
  • Faculty of Christian scholars and professionals

*Some programs require residency

Tools & Resources

ACU Online students have access to:

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Our team is ready to make sure all of your questions are answered and can even walk you through the application process. Contact Madison or start your application now.

Madison WelbornMadison (Sweet ’18) Welborn
Community Partner Specialist

Healthcare & Nursing Programs at ACU



If you are a registered nurse, our RN to BSN track is designed to allow you to complete your BSN degree quickly while giving you the flexibility to continue working in your field.



If you have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and are seeking a direct path to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, our BSN to DNP
program is the right choice for you. You will complete eight courses and transition directly into our DNP program with no additional application process.

Nursing doctoral programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

If you have completed your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and are looking to advance your nursing career, our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for you. You will learn how to demonstrate leadership through developing, implementing, and evaluating ethical healthcare policies.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

In our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program, you’ll focus on three areas: leadership and ethics; the healthcare system; and technical and foundational competencies.

Healthcare Administration

Master of Healthcare Administration

Taught through a Christian worldview, our Master of Healthcare Administration program prepares leaders in medical organizations by focusing on innovation in the healthcare industry and exploring how faith shapes the ethical challenges of patient care.

Certificate in Healthcare Administration

Certificate in Healthcare Administration

The healthcare industry is growing rapidly and seeing an influx of open positions — especially for leaders ready to take charge. Learn to improve quality of care and access for individuals, communities, and everyone in between with ACU’s online Certificate in Healthcare Administration program.

Master of Science in Nutrition

With an emphasis on community and poverty, ACU’s fully-online Master of Science in Nutrition (MSN) provides comprehensive coursework for those who seek further knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Master of Science in Nutrition Dietetic Internship

Master of Science in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship

This program is designed to prepare students/interns to be entry-level registered dietitians who model Christian values and to lead and empower individuals, especially those with economic need, to achieve better nutrition and healthier lifestyles.

Certificate in Healthcare Collaboration

Certificate in Healthcare Collaboration and Conflict Management

Tense situations can spring up when health issues arise. Through our graduate certificate program, you will learn to create peace in a healthcare setting, but also in your family and community.

Why Get an Online Degree from ACU?

For the fifth year in a row, ACU is the highest-ranking university in Texas in the U.S. News & World Report “Programs to Look For” benchmarks focused on student success – placing in five of eight categories this year. Combine this educational excellence with the flexibility of an online format and it’s easy to understand why earning your degree from ACU Online makes sense. Whether you’re married and juggling work and kids, or a single professional meeting the demands of a growing career, ACU Online can fit into your busy life.