51ֿ

School of Nursing

College of Health and Wellness

About the School Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs

51ֿ nursing programs respect diversity, multiple realities, and individual choices of all persons. We place value on the life of all human beings within the context of family, community, and society. It is from this philosophy that we develop curriculum and programs that support future nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing leaders.

Graduate Nursing programs embrace the core commitments and values expressed in the University Mission, which includes providing the highest academic standards in graduate and professional education. Both programs provide educational experiences, which are transformative and inclusive by building on the knowledge, skills, and values of the Baccalaureate and/or master’s prepared nurse.

51ֿ has over sixty-five years of education excellence in preparing professional nurses.

Meet the Dean

Dr. Tony Umadhay, the visionary Dean of the School of Nursing at 51ֿ, is redefining what it means to be a nurse in today's complex healthcare environment. With a journey that spans continents—from his early days at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila to achieving pinnacle academic honors in the United States—Dr. Umadhay embodies the spirit of dedication and innovation. His transformative leadership at 51ֿ is not just about imparting knowledge; it's about inspiring a new generation of nurses to tackle health equity challenges head-on. Behind his accolades, including prestigious awards and recognitions, lies a relentless pursuit of excellence and a deep commitment to societal well-being.

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Nursing Program and Certificate Options

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a high quality program that prepares individuals to be responsible and respected nursing professionals. Through our Bachelor of Science program options, you can choose the path that is best for you.

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    The Masters of Science in Nursing, or MSN is an advanced practice degree designed for licensed, Bachelor’s prepared nurses who are seeking to become nurse practitioners.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    We offer three options for nurses seeking their doctoral degree. If you are looking to advance your nursing career to the highest level as a Nurse Practitioner, we offer a Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program, as well as a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program for registered nurses who already have their master’s degree.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

    Our Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program is for nursing professionals who are interested in becoming researchers or educators in the field of nursing. Students can pursue their PhD within one of our cohorts throughout Florida, which include Miami Shores, Palm Beach and Orlando.

  • Nurse Educator Certificate

    The Nurse Educator Certificate prepares you to assume the role of teacher, scholar, and collaborator. The program will be designed for working professionals. Students completing the certificate will be eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing’s CNE® exam.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Foundation

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Foundation is a philanthropic organization that aims to support women's education by providing scholarships to female students studying at accredited colleges and universities in the southeastern United States. The foundation's mission is to empower women and promote leadership development through higher education.

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Support our Nursing Students

Here are many ways to support our nursing students. Whether it is to help students succeed through academic and clinical experiences, enhance the simulation environment, or invest in latest technologies in patient care.

Your gifts are an investment in the future of nursing. Every philanthropic investment makes a lasting impact and supports our nursing programs.

Faculty & Staff

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