Paving the Way for Future FIU Nurses

Funding Excellence in Nursing Student Education

A generous gift of $250,000 from two longtime supporters of the college and FIU has established the Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Boytell-Pérez 50th Anniversary of Nursing Scholarship Endowment.

We invite everyone to make a gift to enhance this important endowment, commemorating this important milestone in the history of our program while creating new opportunities for nursing students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic aptitude and passion for the nursing profession.

Make a gift to our scholarship endowment

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Our awards will honor our most esteemed and accomplished graduates who have become inspirations to the college and their communities through their dedication to the nursing profession.

Pictured here are our esteemed 30th Anniversary Golden Panther and Outstanding Achievement Award Winners. Ten years ago, these alumni were honored for their commitment and contributions to FIU Nursing and the nursing profession.

Submit a nomination

Please note we have extended the nomination deadline to Monday, November 20, 2023.

Celebrate with Us

FIU Nursing's 50th Anniversary events are a wonderful opportunity to connect with current students and faculty, as well as reconnecting with your fellow alumni.

From our Kick-Off Homecoming Tailgate to our Jubilee Celebration, nursing alumni, students and faculty will find plenty of occasions to show their blue and gold pride.

Recap of our 50th Anniversary Kick Off at the Roar Lounge

September 23, 2023

Roary and FIU Nursing alumni enjoyed an evening of food and football as they kicked off our 50th Anniversary celebrations with a classic college tailgate before cheering on our Panthers at the FIU vs. Liberty Homecoming game.

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50 Years of Health Care Heroes

Before they were shaping the world of tomorrow, our nurses were writing new chapters of their lives in the halls of our campus.

We've compiled hundreds of these stories to showcase our graduates' diversity, determination and boundless success on their professional nursing journey.

Read our alumni stories

Senior Nursing student Chris Colello practices her basic skills on an anatomically lifelike dummy in the Nursing Lab before receiving assignments in actual health care facilities. Photo by Geoff Bass.

50 Years of History

In our five decades of educating supportive and passionate nurses, FIU Nursing has become a cornerstone of the healthcare community in Florida and beyond.

Today, we look back on our humble beginnings as an RN to BSN program with our first graduates in 1974. We take pride in what we have grown into and who we are today: a nursing program with more than 800 students and over 9,000 alumni, all supported through the efforts of our dedicated, highly skilled faculty and leaders.

Look back on our legacy

Our Generous Sponsors

We thank our partners whose contributions make this milestone celebration possible. Their generous support has created valuable engagement opportunities and programming for our diverse, compassionate and talented alumni nursing professionals.

Presenting Sponsor

Baptist Health

Gold Sponsor

HCA Florida Healthcare

Legacy Sponsor

Community Health of South Florida