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Welcome to the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Florida International University. Fueled by intellect and driven by innovation and caring, we are passionate about expanding and validating scientific knowledge and evidence-based care across all six of our health disciplines.

Explore our dynamic education programs, cutting-edge technology, trailblazing research and advanced leadership in the fields of Nursing, Athletic Training, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Health Service Administration, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Discover your potential as a socially aware and inspired practitioner and leader committed to improving healthcare in our communities.

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US News Top Nursing Master's Degree
 US News Top Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
 US News Top Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Latest Public Rankings

(U.S News and World Report)

  • 21Graduate Nursing MSN (2024)
  • 30Graduate Nursing DNP (2024)
  • 33Nurse Anesthesia CRNA (2024)
  • 48Occupational Therapy (2024)



Jorge and Darlene Perez
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences establishes Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Boytell-Pérez 50th anniversary scholarship endowment

Florida International University (FIU) today announced a generous gift from Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Marie Boytell-Pérez ’89, MS ’96 to establish a new endowment at FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences (NWCNHS). The Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Boytell-Pérez 50th Anniversary of Nursing Scholarship Endowment will address the shortage of nursing professionals throughout Florida by establishing a permanent source of funding to help nursing students pay for tuition and related educational expenses. Click here for full article.

Gabriel Ortiz, Summer 2023 Real Triumphs Graduate

Gabriel OrtizDegree: Doctor of Physical Therapy
College: Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Gabriel Ortiz attended college in Boston with the intent of becoming a veterinarian. Instead, his work with a mouse – a computer mouse device, to be precise – ended up defining his career path as a physical therapist committed to changing lives.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Gabriel was drawn to FIU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program ... Learn more

Dr. Trudy Gaillard selected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Trudy GaillardDr. Gaillard is a Tenured Associate Professor and the Dr. Vanessa Von Wertheim EndowedChair in Chronic Disease Prevention and Care, in the Undergraduate Nursing Department atthe Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University (FIU).

Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. Fellows areselected based on their contributions and impact to advance the public’s health.

Our latest Annual Report is now available online.

CNHS Annual Report 2022-2023

FIU Nursing Alumni: Share Your Stories for our 50th Anniversary.

FIU 50th Anniversary Flyer