Nursing and Business Programs Draw National Praise

San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word is drawing national attention from two separate online publications for two programs offering affordable degrees in highly sought-after professions. The UIW School of Nursing was ranked Number 9 in Texas in the Top Ten List of Bachelors Degrees by RegisteredNursing.org and UIW was ranked Number 19 in the list of Top 30 Fastest Online MBAs by MBACentral.org for its Professional Masters of Business Administration program.

In its third annual rankings, RegisteredNursing.org based it’s results on the pass rates for the NCLEX-RN exam, the required state board exam for Registered Nurses. The School of Nursing has a 97% pass rate in an industry that continues to have a very high demand.  The website notes that the nursing shortage in Texas continues and employment goals are expected to fall well short of the demand through at least 2030.

Time was the number one factor in the ranking of the Top 30 Fastest Online MBAs by MBACentral.org. The site notes that full-time UIW students need only ten months to complete the MBA program. They also highlighted UIW’s dedication to stressing technical skills and ethical responsibility while students achieve their MBA.

Anytime you make a “Best of” or “Top Ten” list, it is an honor, but it is really a credit to the hard work of our students and the dedication of our faculty and staff,” says Cyndi Porter, Vice-President, Division of Enrollment Services. ”It’s a perfect example of why more and more students are picking the University of the Incarnate Word whether they choose to attend in person or through our various and growing online programs.

The UIW Nursing School offers a five semester Bachelors Degree program that can be completed in 28 months. The UIW MBA program offers what the website ranked as an affordable online MBA program that requires no mandatory on campus visits.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Valdes, Media and Public Relations Manager, Office of Communications & Brand Marketing, (210) 829-6001 or michael.valdes@uiwtx.edu