Established in 1948 as South Florida’s first collegiate nursing program, the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) offers world-class accredited programs in nursing, the health sciences, and public health. 

Visit our Academics web pages to learn more about our nationally ranked degree programs from the undergraduate to doctoral levels.

Our programs are continuously updated to meet evolving standards of national and global health systems. SONHS students gain access to our well-established network of over 200 clinical, nonprofit, and global partner sites.

Our faculty are leading scholars, scientists, and clinicians with advanced degrees in nursing, public health, pharmacology, psychology, medicine, and nutrition. They are also premier educators dedicated to innovating pedagogical strategies and supporting students throughout the learning process.  

Students receive unparalleled hands-on instruction in our five-story, 41,000-square-foot Simulation Hospital Advancing Research and Education (S.H.A.R.E.®), a global destination for simulation-based education, research, and life science technology and innovation.

All of this top-notch preparation is evidenced by near-perfect first-time pass rates on the NCLEX-RN (state nursing licensure) and nurse practitioner certification exams, and 100% nurse anesthesia certification exam pass rates.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our MSN and DNP programs among the top tier for Best Graduate Nursing Programs, and our health studies grads have an excellent record of acceptance for advanced degree programs in public health, medicine, physical therapy, and other health professions.

In addition, stackable credentialing, flexible part-time and hybrid online programs, and career enhancement opportunities underscore a strong commitment to education for life.

The SONHS scientific portfolio consistently ranks in the top tier of NIH funding for nursing schools, with students encouraged to participate in faculty research and scholarship.

As a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre situated at the Gateway to the Americas, SONHS also offers a range of innovative international training opportunities focused on global health and patient safety.

Active school chapters of national service organizations and honor societies, such as Sigma Theta Tau International, enable students to explore new interests and develop leadership skills.


Accreditation: SONHS programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs, and Society for Simulation in Healthcare (Teaching/Education). Our public health degree is one of just a handful of standalone baccalaureate programs nationwide accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Email SONHS@miami.edu or call 305-284-3666 for more information.