Why Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions combines the best possible scientific grounding with unmatched clinical experience across many types of healthcare settings and diverse patient populations.

1.5 million and growing
San Antonio’s metro population is expected to grow by 50% between 2010 and 2050, topping 2 million residents.

The number of San Antonio-area seniors 65 and older is expected to reach half a million people by 2050.


Community Minded

What sets our nursing and health programs apart is the reach of our faculty, alumni and clinical partners extending into the greater San Antonio community.

We graduate students who commit to addressing the region’s health needs and disparities and we attract many students who have experienced those same needs and disparities first-hand.

The School of Nursing and Health Professions faculty and students invest more than 135,000 hours in direct clinical care to the underserved each year.

1 in 5
People in the greater San Antonio region report delays in getting needed healthcare due to costs, lack of insurance, language and other barriers.


Eyes on the Prize

We appreciate the sacrifices made by students and families to reach this milestone — applying to college — and we invest heart and soul to help you reach graduation and professional success in all health fields.

100% BSN Pass Rate
All 65 BSN students passed the National Council Licensure (RN) Examination in 2017 on their first attempt.

100% Nurse Practitioner Pass Rate
All 2016 and 2017 DNP graduates passed their national advanced practice examinations.

100% Nuclear Medicine Technology Pass Rate
All students from 2013-2018 passed the examination from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.


San Antonio/Clinical Experience

San Antonio offers all nursing and health professions students abundant choices for internships and other clinical experiences across a range of hospital and specialty clinic settings - civilian and military – as well as school districts across the city.

UIW has over 65 community and nursing and health professions faculty who precept in a variety of clinical and academic disciplines. In addition, UIW partners with:

  • Alamo Heights Independent School District
  • Cardinal Health Radiopharmacy
  • CHRISTUS Health System
  • Edgewood Independent School District
  • GE Health Radiopharmacy
  • Harlandale Independent School District
  • Lackland Air Force Base
  • Methodist Healthcare System
  • Northeast Independent School District
  • Northside Independent School District
  • San Antonio Independent School District
  • San Antonio Military Medical Center
  • South Texas Veterans Health Care System
  • Southwest Independent School District
  • Trinity University
  • University Health System

Heart for Others

When you enroll at the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions you advance a mission of faith-based care that began in 1869 with the founding of the region’s first Catholic hospital. Today, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions faculty, students and alumni carry on that work through regional clinics, service trips abroad and other mission-driven initiatives.


Clinical Learning Center

UIW’s Clinical Learning Center allows the student to gain confidence and skill working with technology and human patient simulators in various environments:

  • 11-bed hospital ward
  • Three-bed practice area
  • Athletic training lab
  • Five simulation rooms serving as home or clinic settings