School of Nursing and Health Studies

School of Nursing

A center of groundbreaking education and research, the School of Nursing and Health Studies is home to a culturally diverse population of visionaries who are transforming 21st-century health care.

The School of Nursing and Health Studies is a world-class center for health care education and scholarship, with a curriculum that integrates evidence-based practice, cutting-edge simulated learning, and real-world experience. The school's global and multicultural initiatives include the NIH-funded Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research (El Centro), dedicated to improving minority health, and the prestigious WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre, dedicated to achieving “Health for All.” The school also houses the International Academy for Clinical Simulation and Research.

Through Momentum2, the school aspires to a groundbreaking dream: building a five-story simulation hospital on the Coral Gables campus. This state-of-the-art facility, which would be the only one of its kind in the U.S., will use cutting-edge methods to educate students and the South Florida and global health care communities. Endowed chairs in patient safety, cancer, and obesity/diabetes are also a priority to enhance the school’s multicultural and diverse programs. New support is also sought for scholarships that will enable the school to attract and educate the next generation of nursing professionals. Funds raised through Momentum2 will help ease the nursing shortage and educate future generations of health care leaders prepared to meet the challenges of providing high-quality, safe, and accessible health care for everyone.

For information about making a gift to the School of Nursing and Health Studies, please contact the SONHS Advancement Office at (305) 284-1892 or email us at