The Home of Healthcare's Future
For over sixty years now, the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies has established a world class program for the study of healthcare education. Our faculty and staff include some of the nation’s premier educators, clinicians and research scientists. Industry leading experts, a challenging curriculum and more that 170-clinical partners combine to provide one of the finest healthcare educational programs in the world.
Next Generation of Research and Teaching
As a PhD student at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies you will work with leading nurse scientists to begin to develop a program of research in one of the following areas: Health Disparities-Minority Health, HIV/AIDS; Maternal-Child, Family Health; and Patient Safety, Infectious Diseases.
Visioning the Practice of Nursing for the Future
The Doctor of Nursing Practice represents an important evolution of the nursing profession. The University of Miami proudly leads the way with its DNP program offered at the School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Advancements Toward Clinical Excellence
The Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal practice degree for the nursing discipline, and it will be required by 2025 by the Council of Accreditation. A focus of the degree is to translate research into practice, implementing evidenced based research findings.
New Frontiers in Critical Care
The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program is designed to prepare nurses to care for patients who are acutely and critically ill across the continuum of acute care services. Students gain a strong background in advanced assessment, therapeutics, and technology.
Providing Quality Care for All Generations
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse who synthesizes theoretical, scientific, and contemporary clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of both health and illness states. The focus is on providing primary care to the entire adult-older adult age spectrum and across the continuum of care from wellness to illness.
Ready to Take the Lead
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program at the University of Miami leads to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and eligibility to take the FNP specialty certification examination. Certified FNP’s provide a range of healthcare services to individuals and families in a variety of clinical settings including: health maintenance, disease prevention, assessment, and healthcare management.
Leveraging the Technology of Change
The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies Nursing Informatics Program awards a Master of Science in Nursing degree. A focus of this degree is to incorporate nursing leadership principles into clinical informatics initiatives to increase and enhance nursing’s contributions to organizational IT decision-making processes.
Real World Informatics Experience
The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies Health Informatics Program offers a Master of Science degree. Our objective is to prepare students to integrate health studies with clinical informatics principles to improve the quality of care across the continuum of health care delivery.
Unique Opportunities for Study and Practice
Our school’s state-of-the-art building offers world-class simulation facilities and technologically advanced classrooms and computer labs. Partnerships with UM’s Miller School of Medicine and over 170 clinical partners offer nursing students real world experience with diverse patient populations.
Providing a Strong Foundation for the Future
The University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Science. The programs of study provide the foundation for graduate education in specialized health professional fields.
Innovative Practices Serving Global Communities
Public health is the study and practice of preventing disease and promoting wellness of populations. Students of public health study the ways in which biological, social, psychological, environmental and policy factors interact to influence human health. In contrast to clinical fields such as nursing and medicine, students of public health study health and disease within a population.
Charting a Course to Health Equity
Through research, education and collaboration with community and academic partners, El Centro advances the science of reducing health disparities in the areas of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse, family and intimate partner violence, and associated mental and physical health conditions.
Exchanging Healthcare Knowledge with the World
In September 2008, the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies was designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Nursing Human Resources Development and Patient Safety. In September of 2012 this prestigious designation was renewed by the WHO for another 4 years. The School is proud to continue to hold this elite recognition.
In Health Care Education Simulation Saves Lives
In a pioneering move, the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies will open the nation’s first education-based Simulation Hospital. This revolutionary five-story, 39,000-square-foot facility will enable students and practitioners to be active rather than observational participants in patient care.
Dr. Norris awarded a 5-year grant to support research aimed at reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections amongst Latina adolescents.
Drs. DeSantis and Gonzalez-Guarda inducted as fellows of the AAN.
The SONHS will launch two new Master’s Degree programs in Nursing Informatics (MSN-NI) and Health Informatics (MS-HI) in the fall semester of 2014.