Students complete a total of 37 credits in either one year or two years of study. The tuition for the entire program is approximately $40,700 and opportunities for financial assistance are available. Plans of study are “lock-step” and students begin and end their programs with a cohort of students.
Classes are taught by the University of Miami’s prestigious faculty who are unique because they are also in clinical practice. Their level of clinical expertise translates into education that is scientific, evidence-based, and patient-centered.
FNP students complete a minimum of 616 hours in clinical rotations during their education, clinical rotations occur at various clinical sites in Miami and Broward Counties, ranging from academic teaching centers to private community practices. Additionally, clinical rotations are completed in a number of general and specialized areas. The multiplicity of clinical sites allows students to gain exposure and experience in numerous practice settings and with a wide variety of patients. For clinical rotations, FNP faculty assigns the student a clinical practice site and preceptor. Students' sites vary for each clinical course, so that each student is exposed to different population-focused competencies over the course of their FNP education.
The program starts each Fall Semester (full-time) or Spring (part-time). However, new graduate students participate in an online “boot camp” prior to starting classes to prepare them to take graduate advanced pathophysiology and pharmacology courses.