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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.

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Simulation Hospital at the School of Nursing and Health Studies

Simulated Setting, Real-World Impact

The UM SONHS Simulation Hospital takes education of healthcare professionals to a new level, with simulation training opportunities previously unmatched in scope and capacity. In this transformative facility, using a combination of high tech mannequins, standardized patients, and actors, students will be challenged to respond to an individual who walks into the six-bed emergency department with, for example, neck pain, and while that patient is undergoing standard diagnostic procedures, a “trauma victim” who arrives in the ambulance bay is evaluated and rushed upstairs to one of the third floor’s four operating room suites for lifesaving surgery. Meanwhile, an “expectant mother” arrives and is admitted to the third floor labor and delivery suite; her “newborn infant” will be admitted to the nearby neonatal intensive care unit or newborn nursery, depending on its health status. Meanwhile, a combination of medical-surgical hospital rooms and an apartment (homecare) setting facilitate valuable lessons in palliative and hospice care.

The facility is 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.