Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies!

Here you will find talented, hard-working students, faculty, and staff; incredible facilities; and the freedom to explore a wide range of academic disciplines and experiences.

In this dynamic, supportive campus environment, you will have the chance to engage with diverse populations from the classroom to the community and beyond.

Here students at all levels are empowered to shape the future of health care through evidence-based best practice, critical thinking, cultural humility, and compassion.

Enriched by our unique hemispheric location at the Gateway to the Americas, we embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our vision for excellence is Novel, Optimistic, World-Changing.

Come join us in meeting this challenge:

Be Novel - find ways to do what no one has seen or known before.

Be Optimistic - discover the path to the best possible outcome for yourself and your community.

Be World-Changing - transform the world around you and everything in it for the better.

I invite you to take part in this transformative new era in health care education and research. Learn more about our school today by browsing this website. Request additional information at sonhs@miami.edu or 305-284-3666.

Go ’Canes!

Dean & Professor


Bio: Dr. Munro is dean and professor of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, coeditor in chief of the American Journal of Critical Care, and a board-certified adult nurse practitioner. Her extensive research on the relationship between oral health and systemic disease helped create new standards of care aimed at reducing pneumonia and other complications in ventilated intensive care patients. The holder of three patents, she is currently studying the prevention of ICU delirium. Inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2016, Dr. Munro is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.