• Our partnership program with the University of Miami:

  • Complete first two years of nursing prerequisites at STU at an affordable tuition. STU has a much lower cost than UM (save money), almost half for the first two years

  • Finish training, education and clinical experience at the University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies (UM SONHS)

  • There is no waiting list…we offer a direct-entry program to the University of Miami

  • Expert, renown faculty and cutting edge research at both institutions

  • STU is a small school which provides a nurturing and caring environment

  • State-of- the-art computerized laboratory facilities in the brand new Carnival Cruise Lines Science and Technology building

  • Low student/faculty ratio (14:1)…receive additional and personalized attention from faculty (which is a tremendous advantage in your education)

  • Ongoing advisement to track and monitor academic progress and grade point average

  • Excellent science background preparation and nursing education. Graduates of the program are fully prepared for licensure in the United States

  • Nursing scholarships are available to qualified students (endowments from Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Florida and the North Dade Medical Foundation). Up to $8,000 annually.

  • Free tutoring services, peer mentor program, Academic Enhancement Center and Writing Center available to all nursing students

  • Sense of connectedness with UM….meet UM faculty, Deans and students at STU

  • Smooth seamless transition to UM after two years…application processing service expedites required documentation to UM including evaluations, letters of recommendation, records and transcripts

  • Regular meetings to keep students informed about the program and the profession

  • Hands-on Nursing Assistant Programs are available outside the classroom

  • STU is located in a beautiful rare setting comprised of the only remaining Florida Slash Pines

  • STU is minutes from Miami, the entrepreneurial capital of the Americas and gateway to the world

  • Nearby is well-known South Beach with the largest collection of Streamline Moderne Art Deco architecture. South Beach is a major entertainment destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants and oceanfront hotels

The demand for nurses has never been higher and the financial rewards never greater!

In 2010, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) turned away 200 qualified students from their nursing program. Miami Dade College (MDC) rejected 300 qualified applicants. Broward Community College (BCC) has a waiting list of over 2000 names. Last year Florida International University (FIU) had over 300 applicants for 70 slots. Wait-list pools for United States schools continue to grow in size and length. At St. Thomas University there are no waiting lists.