Since 1948, the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies has continuously raised the bar in healthcare education, research and practice. Nowhere is this leadership more evident than in our increasingly expanding use of cutting-edge, simulation-based training activities, which equip our graduates with clinical competencies.

In 2006, the launching of our International Academy for Clinical Simulation and Research positioned our school as a globally recognized center for simulation immersion. The Academy is one of the nation’s first simulation centers designed exclusively for nursing and health sciences education. It features high fidelity, computer-driven simulators that mimic detailed physiological symptoms and respond to student-led interventions, serving to strengthen students’ clinical and critical thinking skills before they interact with real patients.  The Academy has received provisional accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for its teaching/education program in simulation, setting it apart as one of only three SSH-accredited healthcare simulation programs in the state of Florida.

Today, with construction of one of the nation’s first education-based simulation hospitals underway, we take our programs to the next level and solidify the School of Nursing and Health Studies’ position as a leader and innovator in healthcare education and training. This new facility will transform lives and empower communities to meet 21st century healthcare challenges.

Our state-of-the-art facility will promote interdisciplinary partnerships between students, faculty, researchers, health care professionals, first responders, and industry to create innovative solutions. It will serve as a community, national, and global resource, offering unparalleled opportunities to empower our graduates, the nursing workforce, other healthcare professionals, family caregivers, and the community with the knowledge and skills to manage potential and actual health threats, including emerging infectious diseases, chronic illness and disability, and catastrophic events.