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    The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing /Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Incarnate Word is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

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We offer two options for obtaining a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). If you have a BSN, consider becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) through the BSN to DNP track. If you already hold a MSN as an Advanced Practice Register Nurse (APRN), then the MSN to DNP track is available to you. The University of the Incarnate Word offers a nationally recognized program that is ideally designed for working professionals that wish to further their careers.


Full-time Study for the Post-BSN to DNP track

Students who meet the admission requirements of UIW  and the DNP program of the IFMSN are admitted as fully matriculated students into the doctoral program. The post-BSN to DNP track is only offered in the full-time study format at this time, and the maximum time to complete the program of study is 7 years. Full-time students are expected to complete the program in 9 semesters.


Full/Part-time Study for Post-MSN to DNP track 

Students who are APRNs and meet the admission requirements of the UIW and the DNP program are admitted into the doctoral program. Students who have not met all of the pre-requisites may be admitted provisionally with a deadline within which to complete all pre-requisite courses. Students may pursue either a full-time or part-time plan of study. The maximum time to complete the program is 5 years. Full-time students can complete the program in 4 semesters; it is expected that most part time students will complete the program in 7 semesters.





Dr. Laura Muñoz, Director of DNP Program
(210) 805-3033


Dr. Diana Beckmann-Mendez, FNP Coordinator
(210) 283-6318


Dr. Dianne Lavin, Psych-NP Coordinator
(210) 829-3993