MSN-DNP Program Information

Admission Requirements

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Please be aware the MSN-DNP curriculum is undergoing revision. Applications for admission are not being accepted at this time.

  1. Evidence of an earned Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate studies.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse. Additionally, for the MSN to DNP program, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Certification in an AACN-recognized specialty (NP, CNS, CNM, CRNA) with recognition to practice as an APRN by the Board of Nursing in one's state of residence/practice. 
  3. Licensure in Texas or one of the compact states is required for clinical on non-Federal property. 
  4. Documentation of supervised clinical practicum hours in a MSN program. 
  5. Interview with UIW graduate faculty as indicated.
  6. Acceptance to graduate study by the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and the IFMSN DNP program.
  7. Three satisfactory professional references (academic, professional).
  8. Official transcripts sent from each college/university attended.   

* No GRE or GMAT required


  • Graduate-level courses in Advanced Statistics and in Informatics within the last 5 years.
  • Completion of "3 Ps" courses (Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Health Assessment). 

Individual consideration will be given to those applicants who do not entirely meet specific requirements.

Upon acceptance into the MSN-DNP program, students will be required to submit the following:

  1. CPR certification, Exposure insurance, background check, OSHA, HIPPA, PPE certification, and current immunizations.

confirmation fee, will serve as acceptance of the seat in the UIW DNP program. This $500 deposit must be submitted within the timeframe indicated in the acceptance letter in order to hold and confirm the spot in the entering class. The full fee is non-refundable if a student decides not to attend UIW. Upon  confirmed entry into the program and two weeks after the first day of class, $400 will be applied to the student's UIW account.

For further information contact:

Dr. Laura Muñoz, Director of DNP Program/MSN-DNP Track Coordinator
(210) 805-3033

Vanessa Gutierrez
Secretary, Graduate Nursing
(210) 283-6379