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Find Your Purpose

If your calling is to become a nurse, you owe it to yourself to pursue the profession. And there’s no better place to earn a BSN than Grand Canyon University. For more than 70 years, we’ve provided students a transformative education grounded in our strong Christian mission. You can expect to graduate from our university as a competent, compassionate nurse who lives with purpose and serves with integrity.

Our innovative, 16-month nursing program blends online coursework and experiential learning, ensuring you graduate equipped with the skills, confidence and clinical reasoning needed for professional practice. However, becoming a caring, compassionate nurse requires more than technical skills and knowledge. As part of our values-based nursing education, you’ll learn to treat patients holistically — mind, body, heart and soul.

Program Goals

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, at (visited December 9, 2021).

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020, 29-1141 Registered Nurses, at (visited December 9, 2021).

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing track at University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791; (


Graduate as a career-ready nurse in as few as 16 months via four full-time semesters of study.


Start your nursing journey sooner with three start dates each year.


Put yourself on a path to success with a quality nursing education.

Your Nursing Career Begins At UIW.

Our ABSN program offers you:

  • A blended curriculum of online coursework, hands-on labs and clinical rotations
  • Diverse clinical experiences at some of the San Antonio area’s top health systems
  • A values-based education focused on treating the whole patient — mind, body and spirit
  • The academic rigor required to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
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Earn an in-demand BSN degree in as few as 16 months.

Accelerate Your Future in Nursing.

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The University of the Incarnate Word Accelerated BSN track makes it possible to earn a nursing degree in as few as 16 months by leveraging your previous non-nursing bachelor’s degree.

BSN Career Outcomes

Graduates can become clinical nurse educators, unit supervisors, care coordinators, nurse navigators, clinical instructors and more.

Did You Know?
About 194,500 openings for registered nurses are projected each year, across the United States.

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ABSN Learning Site in Texas

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.

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Accelerate Your Future in Nursing.

Earn an in-demand BSN degree in as few as 16 months.

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Admissions Process

With seats available now and three start dates each year, the University of the Incarnate Word ABSN track could be your fastest path to becoming a nurse. However, before you can begin our 16-month accelerated nursing track, you must meet the admissions requirements.

In order to be eligible for admission into the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Accelerated BSN track, students must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate coursework. Additionally, applicants must:

  • Submit an application through NursingCAS and to UIW.
  • Achieve a proficient score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
  • Complete Acknowledgement for Legal Requirements form and submit as instructed to begin the background check process.
  • Complete all of the prerequisite courses.
  • Provide official copies of transcripts for all schools attended.
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