Dear Prospective Graduate Student:
Graduate nursing education has never been more vital for the health of our society. With care delivery systems becoming more complex, patient acuity on the rise, and the rapid globalization of health care, nursing professionals with advanced knowledge and expertise are more in demand than ever before.
The School of Nursing and Health Studies has a distinguished tradition of graduate nursing education. The first in the state to offer the M.S.N., the master’s program was established in 1976. In 1985 the school became the second in Florida and one of only a few dozen in the nation to offer a doctorate in nursing.
Today our graduate nursing programs emphasize innovative, clinically current curricula and outcomes research that improves patient safety and patient care. Graduate students in our M.S.N. and Ph.D. programs work closely with expert clinical faculty and renowned scholars engaged in federally funded interdisciplinary research investigations.
Our streamlined M.S.N. curricula enables students to complete their programs of study in 12 to 24 months, often while working part-time. Doctoral classes are held once a week to accommodate work schedules. Post-baccalaureate certification programs offer students specialized advanced education and a bridge to advanced degrees.
The school’s close affiliation with UM’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine enables nursing faculty and students to collaborate on cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, education, and community outreach projects. Notably, the University of Miami is one of ten “exemplar schools” invited to join a new collaborative group of medical and nursing schools sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The goal of this IHI collaborative is to assist leading medical and nursing schools as they work together to increase intraprofessional education, address system-wide problems, and speed educational change.
Thank you for your interest in graduate nursing education at the University of Miami. We look forward to discussing your educational and professional goals with you.
Nilda P. Peragallo, Dr.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Dean and Professor
Graduate students in our M.S.N. and Ph.D. programs work closely with expert clinical faculty and renowned scholars engaged in federally funded interdisciplinary research investigations.