Applicants can expect to receive e-mail confirmation from the School of Nursing that the ATI TEAS scores and Legal Acknowledgement Form were received within 5 business days of the documents’ submission or arrival in the nursing office. If e-mail confirmation is not received, the applicant should contact Mrs. Eunice Avila by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Applicants who have enrolled in a nursing program in the past must disclose it on their application and ask their previous program director or dean to e-mail a letter of good standing to email@example.com.
Please click on each numbered step for more information and instructions.
Apply to the University
For applicants not already enrolled at UIW, the first step is to apply to the university at the following links:
Note: Applicants must be accepted to the university by the deadline, so application to the university needs to be completed at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance of the deadline.
Applicants should inform the university admissions office that they plan to apply to the UIW nursing program.
Deadlines for acceptance to the university:
Apply to the Traditional BSN via NursingCAS
Deadline to complete NursingCAS application:
Applicants should apply to UIW’s Traditional BSN program through NursingCAS.
Monitor the Status of Your Application:
The “View My Notifications” section of the NursingCAS application will include any messages that NursingCAS or a school has sent to you.
Messages will be sent to the “View My Notifications” inbox and your personal email address that you created your account with.
Use the “Manage My Programs” option to check the status of your application including Transcripts, References, and Programs Selected. You can access your “Program Status” page in the “Manage My Programs” section of NursingCAS when logged into your account at https://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/myPrograms/myProgramStatus
Instructions and FAQs are posted here.
For questions regarding the NursingCAS application please contact NursingCAS:
Phone at 617-612-2880 (M– Th 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET, Fr 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET)
E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send Official Transcripts
Applicants must send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to both NursingCAS and the UIW Office of Admissions:
Important Information Concerning Transcripts:
Reminder: The following is a list of prerequisite courses needed for admission into the Traditional BSN program. Candidates must have completed the course with a C or better or be currently enrolled in the following courses to be considered for admission into the program:
All nursing students are required to meet recommended standards for immunizations for Health Professions Personnel. Immunizations are required upon admission to the program and updated periodically as required. Accepted applicants will be required to submit documentation of the following completed immunizations and/or titers to Sentry MD upon their confirmation of acceptance to the nursing program. Some may require 6 months or more to complete, so applicants should ensure that all requirements, including the Hepatitis B titer, are met prior to application. Professional documentation is required for medical contraindications.
Accepted students will receive instructions and deadlines for submission of immunizations from the Dean of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions in the acceptance letter. Accepted students who do not submit required documentation by the deadline will forfeit their admission to the program. In preparation, applicants may download the Immunization Validation Form for completion and signature by their healthcare professional prior to applying to the nursing program.
Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skill ATI TEAS
Can applicants take the ATI TEAS more than once?
Criminal Background Check from Texas Board of Nursing
Acknowledgement of Legal Information:
In order to begin the background check process, complete the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LEGAL INFORMATION. Form must be typed, not handwritten.
The Acknowledgement of Legal Information form should be placed in a sealed envelope and mailed via United States Postal Service or hand delivered to Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing, Attn: Traditional BSN Applicant, 4301 Broadway, CPO #300, San Antonio, TX 78209. Do not upload to your NursingCAS online application or e-mail this information.
Applicants who have previously received documentation of clearance from the Texas Board of Nursing may submit that information when requested. Persons licensed in Texas as LVNs in the past 5 years may submit this clearances as documentation when requested. However, all applicants still need to complete the acknowledgement form and submit as instructed on or before the application deadline in order to begin the background check process.
Mandatory Texas Board of Nursing Background Check
The School of Nursing requires that each applicant complete a criminal background check through the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Following review, the BON reports directly to the applicant by mail. If accepted, applicants must show clearance by the BON prior to enrollment in nursing courses. In the event that the applicant was required to petition for a declaratory order, a copy of the declaratory order must be presented to the BSN program chair. This BON documentation is a mandatory requirement for acceptance/enrollment in the program.
Criminal Background Check Procedure
Texas Residents. Texas residents will receive directions for fingerprinting from the School of Nursing (SON) via email approximately 30 to 60 days after the application deadline. Applicants will have 10 days from the date of the notification to complete the fingerprint screening by the designated office. Fingerprint screening cannot be done in advance of the email notification which identifies the individual as an applicant to the University of the Incarnate Word School of Nursing.
Applicants residing outside Texas. If you are living outside of Texas and will be applying to the program, please contact Dr. Julie Nadeau about the fingerprinting process for out-of -state applicants (email@example.com).
Legal Requirements for RN Licensure
The following information is obtained from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). See www.bne.state.tx.us for further information or contact
Texas Board of Nursing
Applicants should be aware that a declaratory order may be required from the BON if the applicant has a reportable criminal offense, history of alcohol or drug abuse, or a history of serious mental illness. The applicant will need to petition for a declaratory order. A petition for Declaratory Order is a formal disclosure to the Board of an outstanding eligibility issue that may prevent an applicant in taking the NCLEX examination upon completion of a nursing program. The Declaratory Order process permits the Board to make decisions regarding a petitioner's eligibility for licensure prior to entering or completing a nursing program.
The applicant should be aware that answering “yes” to any of the following will require the applicant to petition for a declaratory order.
A. been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?
B. been convicted of a misdemeanor?
C. been convicted of a felony?
D. pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
E. received deferred adjudication?
F. been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
G. been sentenced to serve jail time, prison time, or court-ordered confinement?
H. been granted pre-trial diversion?
I. been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?
J. been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
K. been subject of a court-martial; Article 15 violation; or received any form of military judgment/punishment/action?
Additional questions and details on required documentation may be found at the Texas Board of Nursing Website.
Applicants who believe they have a reportable background should promptly file/petition for a declaratory order as soon as possible. Also promptly file/petition if there is a history of addiction or mental illness. If a record of criminal conduct is received by the BON an application for a Declaratory Order must be filed. Processing the application may require 4 or more months. Delay in receiving clearance may exclude the applicant from acceptance/enrollment in the nursing program.
Legal Requirements for RN Licensure
This information was obtained from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). See www.bne.state.tx.us for further information or contact:
Texas Board of Nursing
Admission into the BSN
|REQUIRED: Official Immunization records, CPR certification (American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers). First Aid certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross).|