Clinical Education

To paraphrase Aristotle, we learn best by doing. Experience in a clinical setting is vital to the comprehensive learning process for all FIU Nursing students. We’ve cultivated strong partnerships with many healthcare delivery facilities to give our students practical exposure in various real workplace environments to prepare them for what lies ahead.

Our students benefit from the hands-on learning that is only possible when you apply theoretical skills into practice. As an FIU Nursing student, your knowledge base is further enhanced by working alongside top healthcare professionals to gain deeper understanding from their example and expertise.

Clinical education at FIU also includes teaching scenarios in our mock hospital at the S.T.A.R. Center (Simulation Teaching and Research). This one-of-kind teaching facility uses cutting-edge simulation equipment, digital imaging systems, closed-circuit monitoring and web-based technologies so that students safely develop and become confident in their clinical and critical thinking skills before experiencing the consequences of real-world decisions.

Refer to the FIU Undergraduate Nursing student handbook and the college's Clinical & Fieldwork resources to prepare you for the FIU Nursing clinical education experience.

Background Checks & Screenings

All students of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences participating in clinical work must submit to background checks, fingerprint searches, drug screenings and immunization through FIU Express.

Part-Time Clinical Faculty

A qualified adjunct faculty base is the cornerstone to provide our students with an unparalleled clinical education experience. If you are interested in a part time nursing faculty position for available clinical courses, please contact:

Luis Diaz-Paez
Director of Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Education
Tel: 305-348-8123

Educational requirements for undergraduate teaching:

  • Current Florida Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • A minimum of a master’s degree in nursing

Required semester commitment:

  • Fall - August to December
  • Spring - January to April
  • Summer - May to August

Orientation Manual:


Visit Florida Board of Nursing Resources to obtain the current statutes and rules pertaining to nursing education.