The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) MSN programs prepare nurses to assume advanced practice roles in their profession. Classes are taught by the school’s outstanding faculty. Lecture classes are held primarily on the Coral Gables Campus in the school’s state-of-the-art M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies as well as at the university’s medical campus in downtown Miami. The SONHS is part of the UHealth family which includes the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and Sylvester Cancer Center. In addition to clinical experiences at these facilities, MSN students are also precepted in Jackson Health System, Baptist Healthcare System, and in hospitals and facilities throughout South Florida.
MSN programs start each fall semester. Deadlines, program length, admission criteria, and tuition vary by program. At a minimum, an applicant to an MSN program must be a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in any area. An individual with a bachelor’s degree without an RN license, should apply to the school’s Accelerated BSN program.
The School of Nursing and Health Studies master’s program offers student a wide range of advanced educational and clinical experience as advanced practice nurses (APN). Graduates meet all requirements to apply for national certification in their respective clinical specialties.