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Nursing and Health Studies - MSN-to-DNP, MSN to DNP

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
The University of Miami (UM) School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) is committed to academic excellence, the advancement of healthcare, and service to society.  Opportunities are available for students to study and earn course credit in a variety of local and international settings.

About

The mission of the SONHS is to educate students and support faculty committed to excellence in nursing and health science.  Through research, education and practice, the school will create and disseminate health knowledge and prepare culturally competent leaders to provide safe service to our community, the nation and the world.

The outcome objectives for graduates of the DNP program are to:

  • Integrate knowledge, theories, and concepts from the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organization sciences to develop ethical health care systems and new frontiers for nursing practice that address health care disparities
  • Evaluate research methods and findings to create an evidence base for nursing practice and health care delivery systems that reflect best practices and alleviate health care disparities
  • Synthesize knowledge gained from traditional and innovative learning methods to lead quality, cost-effective health care collaborations addressing health care disparities
  • Demonstrate expert clinical judgment and knowledge of health care systems to design, deliver and evaluate evidence-based care interventions to reduce health care disparities
  • Model expert nursing practice and serve as mentors to nursing colleagues in their efforts to improve nursing practice and health care systems
  • Employ knowledge of health care policy and economics to develop and evaluate programs to address health care disparities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      1 Year 1 Year Plus 2 Year (Fall Entry) 2 Year (Spring Entry)
  • Credits
    29 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Evolution of Nursing Practice Application of Theory in Nursing Practice
  • Health Policy Development and Implementation
  • Research I: Evaluating the Evidence for Practice
  • Research II: Biostatistical Applications for Nursing Practice
  • Practice Immersion Experience I

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree  in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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