The mission and philosophy of the Ila Faye Miller of Nursing and Health Professions flows from the mission of the University of the Incarnate Word and the core values of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The first Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word were three young French women who came to San Antonio to minister to the sick and the poor motivated by the love of God and their recognition of God’s presence in each person. Their spirit of Christian service is perpetuated in the University of the Incarnate Word primarily through teaching and scholarship, encompassing research and artistic expression. Inspired by Judeo Christian values, the University aims to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens. These values are expressed in faith, service, innovation, truth, and education.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree provides a foundation for leadership development and refinement of clinical management skills for currently practicing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).
Students are expected to identify a population of interest at the beginning of coursework. Each course will allow further exploration of the population from differing perspectives and build on the students’ empirical knowledge base. The population of interest also will serve as the focus for clinical skill development. The degree program will be offered primarily in an asynchronous online format augmented by synchronous online teaching.
As caregivers UIW DNP graduates will meet the DNP Essentials, as adopted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The graduate DNP will: