Welcome to the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions (SNHP). The goal of the school is to provide an excellent student-centered education that will promote leadership development among students in each of the health disciplines. The mission of the school is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, through the educational preparation of health professionals.
The school offers outstanding programs in Athletic Training, Community Health Education, Kinesiology, Nuclear Medicine Science, Nursing, Public Health (Minor), Rehabilitative Sciences, and Sport Management.
The Baccalaureate Nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs in nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Athletic Training education program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and the Nuclear Medicine Science program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Faculty in all programs are skilled practitioners who constantly strive for new ways to foster student learning and are respected in the community for their teaching, research and service. Faculty are known for their expertise in maternal child health, evidence-based practice and athletic training, to name a few. Graduates of our health science programs consistently achieve outstanding passing rates on national licensure exams and are selected for professional healthcare programs. Each program includes intensive clinical internships to help to ensure our graduates are highly sought-after employees in the health care system.
In the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and UIW, the students, faculty and staff continue significant service to at-risk individuals and families in San Antonio, South Texas and Mexico. Examples include the Annual Green Bean Drive for the Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner, numerous health fairs and inter-professional activities in South Texas and Mexico.
Many students participate in several collaborative programs with the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps. Through these agreements, students may earn credit and additional scholarship opportunities while serving their country.
Our dedicated faculty help and inspire students to achieve their goals. Through their teaching, research and service, our faculty are making differences in the lives of students and in the health of citizens across the state, nation and world. We hope to have you join us on this journey. Please reach out if you have any questions or need more information about the school and its programs.
Holly Cassells, PhD, MPH, RNC
Professor and Interim Dean
Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions
University of the Incarnate Word