(L-R) Thompson, Matthews, Smith, Miles, Hernandez, Hernandez and Garza.

UIW’s three-year full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) track prepares students for a career as a nurse practitioner (NP). There are two concentrations available: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The program prepares students to pass the NP boards and assume the role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. For more info, visit http://www.uiw.edu/dnp/

At the Fall 2016 commencement ceremony, the BSN to DNP track graduated its inaugural class. The graduates included Litzie Garza, Maricela Hernandez, Charlotte Matthews, Heather Miles, Rubeena Smith, David Hernandez and Laura Thompson.