Ready to Take the Lead

The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Graduates of this program are eligible to take a national certification examination in the family nurse practitioner specialty area offered by either the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Students complete a total of 37 credits in either one year or two years of study.

FNP students complete a minimum of 616 hours in clinical rotations during their education, clinical rotations occur at various clinical sites in Miami and Broward Counties, ranging from academic teaching centers to private community practices. Additionally, clinical rotations are completed in a number of general and specialized areas.

The University of Miami is the most innovative private research university in the World.

Whether you are a current or prospective student, you can find more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs offered through the SONHS by contacting the Office of Student Services.

Simulation Hospital at the School of Nursing and Health Studies

In Health Care Education Simulation Saves Lives

The Future of Nursing report calls for a revolution in the nursing profession in addressing the need for a larger and better-trained healthcare workforce; envisioning nurses as leaders in the healthcare arena and as integral members of healthcare teams, as a key strategy.  In a pioneering move, the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies will open the nation’s first education-based Simulation Hospital. This revolutionary five-story, 39,000-square-foot facility will enable students and practitioners to be active rather than observational participants in patient care.

The facility will be the region’s foremost center for simulation immersion, and is designed to replicate a functioning outpatient clinic, hospital, and home environment, allowing for treatment of patients across the life-span continuum.