Academics

The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) programs prepare graduates to be pioneers in healthcare and research. The school’s outstanding faculty teach classes primarily on the Coral Gables Campus in the school’s state-of-the-art M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies.  The newly-opened Simulation Hospital provides a cutting-edge environment which promotes the development of new simulation-based educational techniques targeting healthcare professionals. 

Educatational Excellence
  • Undergraduate RN nursing licensure exam (NCLEX) 97.22% first-time pass rate
    • SONHS #1 in South Florida
    • National Average 87.11%; State of Florida Average 77.99%
  • Master's programs ranked #32 by U.S. News & World Report (top 6% of 527 schools ranked)
    • Master's programs nurse practitioner certification first-time pass rate is 95%
  • DNP ranked #42 by U.S. News & World Report (top 16% of 265 schools ranked)
    • Nurse Anesthesia overall certification exam pass rate is 100%
  • PhD ranked #18 by Academic Analytics (top 22% of 60 Carnegie Doctoral Highest Research)
  • 2018 CEPH Accreditation for Undergraduate Public Health on initial application
  • 2018 COA re-accreditation for 10 years (max period) for Nurse Anesthesia DNP
  • Full CCNE Accreditation of nursing practice programs (BS, MS, DNP) thru 2020

SONHS is part of the UHealth family which includes the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and Sylvester Cancer Center. In addition to clinical experiences at these facilities, MSN students are also precepted in Jackson Memorial Health Care System, and in hospitals and facilities throughout South Florida.

Deadlines, program length, admission criteria, and tuition vary by program. Information on programs of study and admission is provided here: