About University of the Incarnate Word

By choosing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing track at University of the Incarnate Word, you will learn much more than just the fundamentals of nursing. UIW is proud of its values-based mission, which is rooted in innovation, education, service, faith and truth.

UIW is accredited at the university level by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and our ABSN track is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) with approval from the Texas Board of Nursing. This ensures your accelerated nursing education will qualify you to sit for the NCLEX-RN. With our ABSN degree track, you will graduate ready to care for the needs of a diverse population and in a variety of professional settings.


Holistic Care

Learn the healing power of caring for the whole person — mind, body and spirit.


Join a values-based university committed to serving the underserved.

High Demand

Graduate armed with the nursing skills employers in Texas and across the U.S. are seeking.

A History Of Nursing Leadership

University of the Incarnate Word has a long history of nursing excellence dating back to the arrival of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. There, in 1869, they set up the city’s first hospital with a commitment to help “all persons without distinction of nationality or creed.” Later, in 1931, the University became the first west of the Mississippi River to offer an accredited BSN education.

Make a Difference as a UIW Nurse.

Contact us to find out if our 16-month hybrid ABSN track is right for you.

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