Better Leaders Better Care

March 29, 2019

Better Leaders Better Care

Study to become a Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at UIW

San Antonio – Nursing and the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) have been synonymous for over 80 years. Established by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1931, the UIW program was one of the first accredited school of nursing to offer a baccalaureate degree west of the Mississippi and remains one of the most successful nursing programs in the region. 

Today, the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions continues to provide a quality education to students offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). 

The DNP is designed for nurses seeking the highest degree in nursing practice. DNP graduates are prepared as advanced clinicians and scholars to improve outcomes through leadership, quality improvement processes and translation of evidence into practice.  

Two concentrations are offered for obtaining an advanced practice registered nurse degree. Students who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), may consider becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMHNP) through the BSN to DNP track.

Both concentrations are designed to increase students’ leadership in the ever evolving healthcare system. Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who serve as primary and specialty health care providers under a physician. FNP’s work with patients throughout their lives, diagnosing illness, conducting exams and prescribing medication. A psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse trained to provide a wide range of mental health services to patients and families in a variety of settings.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing /doctor of nursing practice programs at UIW are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. For information on the Doctor of Nursing Practice program visit UIW DNP.


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