Incarnate Word School of Nursing faith-based care volunteer with child

When you enroll at the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing Health Professions, you advance a mission of faith-based care that began in 1869 with the founding of Santa Rosa Infirmary, the region's first Catholic hospital, by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

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Read more about the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, which began its ministry in North America to wipe out a cholera epidemic in South Texas in 1869.


Bring the Word Alive in the World

Today, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions faculty, students, and alumni carry on that work through countless student service projects, regional health fairs and free clinics, service trips abroad, and other mission-driven initiatives.

Approaching healthcare with a heart for others is the way we bring the Word alive in the world. Service reminds us all of the greater good, and prepares us — mind, body, heart, soul — for a career of caring.

“Students see the needs of the world today and respond, just as the Sisters did so many years ago. It’s the trajectory of the future.”

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk CCVI


ARISE

Five Health Schools. One Purpose.

Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing Health Professions faculty, students, and alumni routinely join with peers across UIW's five health schools. The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing Health Professions works with the School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Feik School of Pharmacy, to sponsor school-based vaccination clinics. School of Physical Therapy students and those from the other schools experience healthcare in south Texas Rio Grande Valley, Germany, Italy, and Mexico. The UIW Eye Institute, an integral part of the Rosenberg School of Optometry, is one of the largest eye clinics of its kind.