Dear Prospective Undergraduate Student,

If you’re interested in some of today’s most exciting and rewarding career choices, look no further than health care. An undergraduate degree from the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies can prepare you for a range of meaningful professions-from nursing and health administration to forensics, pharmacy, and physical therapy.
Miami’s dynamic cultural mix and our school’s focus on high-quality, culturally sensitive care prepares graduates to work in a variety of health care settings with diverse populations. Students learn from top clinical experts and research scientists investigating some of society’s most pressing health issues—from patient safety and infectious diseases to prenatal health, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV/AIDS, and health disparities.
Our new, state-of-the-art facility, the M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies, is located on the University of Miami’s lush tropical campus just minutes away by Metrorail from the University’s downtown academic medical center. The Schwartz Center’s International Academy for Clinical Simulation and Research provides students with a high-tech, interactive learning environment.  The first in the nation designed for nursing and health science students, the Simulation Academy is also a valuable resource for our local and global health care community.
As the oldest baccalaureate nursing program in South Florida, the school enjoys relationships with a rich network of more than 170 clinical partners throughout the region—from hospitals and clinics to schools, county health departments, and a range of social service organizations.
The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies prepares health professionals for the challenges of contemporary health care and for lifelong learning. We look forward to discussing our programs with you.


Nilda (Nena) P. Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies