STU/UM Joint Nursing Degree Program

Take the Full Ride – Scholarships Available!

St. Thomas University offers an extraordinary Nursing Program in which students study in an open cohort and participate in a dynamic learning community. Our exclusive program serves both the academic and financial needs of the students. STU has the best Nursing Program in South Florida…so why go anywhere else?

Incoming, full-time freshman who have a 3.5 (un-weighted) high school GPA or higher, SAT scores of 500 or above in both MATH and VERBAL, demonstrate financial need and are Florida Residents would qualify for fully paid tuition plus a $1400.00 book allowance each year to attend the STU nursing program. Provided the student maintains the required GPA, this funding is renewable the second year at STU. We are able to offer these scholarships thanks to generous endowments given to us by the North Dade Medical Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. When students reach UM the same endowment funds are available to STU students.

Our program assures direct-entry to UM with no waiting period for qualified students. When students complete the requirements at STU in the spring of the second year they attend UM in the fall of the same year. The School of Nursing and Health Studies at UM is ranked the number 1 Nursing School in Florida. UMSONHS is also amongst the top 20 Nursing Schools in the nation.

Students who begin at STU save a great deal of money considering the high cost of tuition at UM although the continuation program also offers substantial sums of money to assist students pursue their education.

Take the full ride at STU to enter into one of the most exciting medical careers that not only guarantees a job before you graduate but you are also very well compensated for your effort and determination. After you transition to UM for the clinical experience and training you will earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) conferred by the UMSONHS.

Join our first-rate program of exceptional students to become a Nurse Practitioner, a Nurse Anesthesiologist, a Nurse-Midwife or even more advanced degrees in Nursing including a PhD. Starting salaries for these positions are well over $100,000 a year.

Prospective Students

For further information please contact:
Dr. John Abdirkin
Professor of Biology
Director, School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management
Coordinator, 2 + 2 Joint BSN Nursing Degree Program STU/UM
305-628-6503
jabdirkin@stu.edu