UIW Nursing Ranked Among Tops in Texas

March 6, 2020

National Website Once Again Ranks Program Among Top Ten

San Antonio – March 6, 2020 – For the second year in a row, the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) Nursing Program has been ranked in the top 10 in the state of Texas by a national website.  RegisteredNursing.org recently published it’s 2020 state-by-state tops list and ranked UIW No. 7 in Texas, up from No. 9 in 2019.

In its fourth 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 website also noted that UIW’s nursing education building offers a state-of-the-art clinical learning center where students can learn through high-fidelity simulated experiences.

“Ranking No. 7 among Texas nursing schools is a testament to the quality education UIW offers, and the academic successes of our students,” says Dr. Holly Cassells, interim dean of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions. “We are proud of our graduates, 98% of whom pass the NCLEX licensure exam on their first try. UIW nurses are very respected for their high-level nursing care and the compassionate way they provide it.”

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. In 2018 and 2019, the UIW program graduated approximately 90 students with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN).