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Fueled by Intellect. Driven by Innovation and Caring.

The Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences is a vibrant, dynamic and respected college pushing the boundaries of health professions education, leadership, research and cooperation to shape healthcare practice and policy in step with society’s needs. Here you’ll see the rich diversity of our community reflected in our faculty, students and patients we serve.

By the Numbers

  • 6 disciplines

    Nursing, Athletic Training, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Services Administration, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

  • 30 programs

    Bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees and specialty certifications

  • 70% ethnically diverse student body

    Predominantly from Hispanic, African-American and Asian backgrounds

  • 2,000+ students

    Enrolled annually across all programs

  • 20,000+ alumni

    Working locally, nationally and globally by the year 2025

Our Campus Locations

Modesto Maidique Campus


The college is headquarted on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus in southwest Miami – home base for Florida International University. The campus is home to the departments of Nursing, Athletic Training, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.


Biscayne Bay Campus


Our satellite location on the waterfront Biscayne Bay Campus in northeast Miami is home to our Health Services Administration programs and the award-winning Foreign-Educated Physician to Nurse program.

Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC)
11200 SW 8 Street
AHC 3 Building
Miami, Florida 33199
Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC)
3000 NE 151 Street
AC I & II Buildings
Miami, Florida 33181

A Gateway for Learning

The state-of-the-art Academic Health Center 3 (AHC 3) Building on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus is the cornerstone of FIU’s emerging Health Center on campus.

This two-wing, 115,000 square-foot, Silver LEED-certified building is a hub for interdisciplinary and interprofessional education and collaboration, advanced instruction and pioneering research, both on campus and extending out to the community.

Designed by the world-renowned architectural firm HOK, the AHC 3 Building is home to:

  • The simulated hospital and labs of the S.T.A.R. Center: Simulation Teaching & Research Center – providing virtual clinical experiences to facilitate the transition to the real-world workforce
  • The modular and interactive skills labs of the Collaborative Advanced Research/Rehabilitation and Education (CARE) Center: Advanced Rehabilitation/Research & Education Center – promoting interprofessional collaboration in the context of the therapeutic and rehabilitation process throughout the continuum of care
  • Dedicated, advanced research facilities and equipment -- supporting faculty and student academic breakthroughs
  • Technology-driven learning centers -- challenging our students to become the best healthcare providers