The University of the Incarnate Word’s DNP program is limited to 12 to 18 students
per cohort. Students will have a one-on-one experience with University of the Incarnate
Word faculty and staff throughout their doctoral studies. Courses will be provided
in a hybrid format providing students with the opportunity to engage with faculty
as they blend face-to-face and online instruction, which has been shown to be a more
effective mode of learning.
If you are a licensed, registered nurse from an accredited nursing program, UIW’s
three-year BSN-DNP program will help you prepare for a career as a family nurse practitioner
Upon completion of the DNP program, you will have attained the knowledge, skills,
values and confidence to pass FNP boards and assume an active role serving in a variety
of settings as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. The UIW DNP produces family nurse practitioners
who are skilled in interdisciplinary practice,are culturally competent, and have instilled
in their practice the core values of faith, service, innovation, truth, and education.
As caregivers UIW DNP graduates will:
- Integrate nursing science with ethical, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and
organizational sciences to plan, implement and evaluate advanced practice in nursing
at the doctoral level.
- Design, implement and evaluate evidence based therapeutic interventions and interrelationships
using advanced levels of clinical judgment and systems thinking.
- Synthesize concepts from epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental and medical
sciences related to clinical prevention and population health in order to develop,
implement and evaluate interventions that improve access to health promotion and disease
prevention efforts for culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.
- Lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives to develop and implement practice
guidelines to improve the quality of care.
- Design and implement processes to evaluate outcomes of practice against national benchmarks
to determine disparities in practice outcomes.
- Use information technology and research methods to promote safe, timely, effective,
efficient, equitable and patient centered care.
- Develop, evaluate and provide leadership for health care policies related to health
care financing, practice regulation, access, safety, quality, efficacy, equity and
- Lead multidisciplinary teams using effective communication, collaboration, and consultation
skills in developing and implementing practice models, guidelines and standards of
care, peer review, health policy and scholarly products
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning of self and peers that incorporates
professional nursing standards and accountability.