Why Study Nursing at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio?

Like many cities in Texas, San Antonio and the surrounding metropolitan area have recently undergone rapid growth — only at a much faster pace. Indeed, for several years in a row, San Antonio has been among the fastest-growing cities in the country, with around 66 new residents calling the area home each and every day. And it is easy to see why. Home to more than 2.5 million people, as well as one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States, San Antonio is a vibrant, culturally diverse city with a lot to offer Accelerated BSN students.

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In addition to the state’s business-friendly atmosphere and thriving jobs market — including a growing healthcare industry — the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area remains surprisingly affordable, boasting a cost of living that is well below the national average.

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Military City USA

San Antonio is home to four major military installations, all making up one large base called Joint Base San Antonio, making it the most densely populated veteran community in Texas. Joint Base San Antonio is also home to:  

  • 25% of Texas active duty population
  • 153,000 veteran residents
  • 25% of the total active duty service members for Texas 
  • Approximately 7,000 active duty service members who will transition into civilian life annually

Besides serving as a major military hub, San Antonio is also the Home of Army Medicine, hosting the United States Army’s premier medical institution, Brooke Army Medical Center. Because the city serves as such a huge military population, UIW is proud to be a Military City USA partner, providing exceptional educational pathways for military veterans and their spouses, like our Accelerated BSN track.

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The Best of San Antonio

Should you need to relocate in order to enroll in the ABSN track at UIW, you’ll find San Antonio is a great place to live, study and - perhaps most importantly - eat.

Refueling while you study to become a nurse is always important. Fortunately for UIW students, San Antonio is one of the two U.S. cities designated as a UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Creative City of Gastronomy. From Tex-Mex to German- and Spanish-influenced cuisine, the city’s diverse cultures have elevated its status to a new culinary capital. 

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For More Information

Contact us to learn more about what it’s like to study to become a nurse in San Antonio.