National Recognition for the School

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The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies is now listed among the top Schools of Nursing and Health Studies in the country based on (NIH) research funding.


The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies is being recognized as a national leader in the field of healthcare education by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and US News and World Report.  After years of hard work and a major commitment to cutting edge healthcare research, the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies is now listed among the top Schools of Nursing and Health Studies in the country based on funding from the National Institutes of Health. The School is currently listed at number 20 in the nation and number one in the state of Florida.
Dean and Professor Nilda (Nena) P. Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN, says this is wonderful news for the School and especially for our faculty who have worked very hard to identify and request grant funding from the National Institutes of Health. According to Dean Peragallo, “these grants provide critical funding for research focused programs like the Center for Culturally-Tailored Hispanic Health Disparities Research, Increasing Capacity at Hospital Universitaire Justinien (HUJ) in response to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts, and a Culturally Informed Family Based Treatment program for adolescents, a Culturally Informed Tele-Intervention program for minority high risk youth and parents and numerous other research projects.
At the same time US News and World Report is now also recognizing the School for excellence in healthcare education. There are over 350 nursing schools across the nation but only a select few are listed by US News and World Report as “Best In The Country”. In April, the national publication listed the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies on their Top 100 list at #79.
The national ranking is based on data evaluating such categories as curriculum, faculty resources, graduation and retention rates, peer assessments, admissions test scores and financial resources. According to Dean Peragallo, “We are delighted to be recognized by US News and World Report and the National Institutes of Health for our tremendous growth, dedication to research and commitment to excellence in healthcare education. Our goal is to create the finest heathcare education program in the nation and these type of acknowledgements indicate we are certainly moving in the right direction. This tremendous growth and recognition of our program would not be possible without the tireless dedication and commitment to academic excellence made by our faculty, students, staff and the administration.”


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