University of Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas 78209
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN-BSN Program is designed to provide the practicing registered nurse who has earned the diploma or Associate Degree with additional knowledge and skills of the BSN. UIW core curriculum classes are offered in 8-week evening classes or online. Nursing courses are offered online. An RN-MSN option is available.
BSN Program Details
The traditional BSN program prepares graduates to take the licensure examination to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Nursing courses include clinical experiences in a variety of settings with clients across the lifespan. Our new nursing education building includes a state-of-the-art clinical simulation center with the latest in high fidelity teaching manikins. UIW graduates are employed around the world in all areas of health care including hospitals, community settings, research, education, parish ministries, government agencies and the military services.
MSN Program Details
Designed for the student seeking a Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical focus in either the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role, this flexible program of study allows the student to select the aggregate or group of clients with whom he or she wishes to work. CNL students focus on addressing issues of health care quality and safety within a selected health care unit, while CNS students have the opportunity to hone skills in managing the health issues of selected adult clients in both acute care and community settings.
Unique features of this master’s program include:
-Cross-cultural perspectives on health behavior and values, with an emphasis on existing health disparities.
-Active recruitment of students and faculty from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to enrich student learning.
-Preparation of Clinical Nurse Leaders and Clinical Nurse Specialists with population-focused skills which enable them to develop and execute nursing programs and services for groups of clients with common health care problems.
The programs of study for students consist of a minimum of 42-credit hours for both the CNL and CNS roles. This can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Classes are generally held either online or in the evenings and Saturdays to accommodate working students.