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Nursing Excellence & Innovations

As a nurse at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, you will have access to a variety of resources to help you provide outstanding care. From continuing education courses to access to the most up-to-date health information, we encourage nurses to expand their horizons.

Educational Resources

The Department of Hospital, Patient and Community Education is committed to providing innovative and creative educational opportunities to facilitate the professional and personal growth of our nursing staff. Their ultimate goal is to ensure continuity of care through a skilled and competent nursing staff.

Development begins with an individualized competency-based orientation program and continues with planned, regular education offerings to maintain and improve the knowledge of all nursing personnel.

Clinical Ladder

Nursing leadership offers the professional development tools to assist its employees in advancing their careers. The ladder program encourages the opportunity to take on new responsibilities, showcase initiative, and explore new and innovative skill sets. The clinical ladder is a key process in acknowledging and rewarding the dedication of our front-line nurses.

Nurse Residency

The UMHC Nurse Residency Program, known as Titan ’Canes, is a comprehensive orientation that transitions the novice nurse to the role of an advanced beginner in a collaborative learning environment through an intensive 12-week paid internship. This six-month competency-based program includes evidence-based lectures, online learning modules, simulation experience and an individualized preceptorship. Each nurse is mentored throughout the program by supportive staff, leaders and academic experts.

Tuition Remission/Reimbursement

University of Miami Hospital and Clinics provides financial support to employees who are classified as non-probationary, full-time employees. These employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement or remission benefits if the degree program, certification, or course work clearly provides benefit to UHealth and the employee.

Preceptor Course

This one-day workshop prepares our nurses to become a preceptor for nurses joining the UHealth team. The day includes information and role playing on adult learning theory, multi-generational considerations, conflict management, and team dynamics. The new preceptor is coached on their ability to teach and mentor new nurses related to a variety of situations. Participants in this program are voluntary and express an interest in developing, coaching, mentoring, and leadership skills. Preceptors are reimbursed for their commitment and willingness to assist fellow colleagues become effective nurses.

Simulation Lab

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Center for Patient Safety simulation is available to all nurses. Equipped with high-fidelity simulators, monitors, crash carts, patient beds and other state of the art tools, the Center allows nurses to practice critical decision-making skills in a safe, controlled environment. Additionally, simulations are coordinated in conjunction with physician staff to enhance care team dynamics and communication.


Nurses have access to Krames On Demand containing a myriad of health sheets and resources to facilitate patient education. Krames patient education utilizes the most up to date health literacy principles to aid in the clarification of diagnoses, assist in the decision-making process and foster trust between the patient and care providers.

C.E. Direct

C.E. Direct is offered to all hospital-based nurses and allied health professionals to support continuing education. C.E. Direct is equipped with more than 1,500 award-winning accredited continuing education courses and certification exam reviews.


Lippincott Nursing Solutions provides online, evidence-based learning tools to increase nursing performance, enhance clinical knowledge, standardize care, promote staff competence, and improve patient outcomes. Staff can rely on up-to-date procedures, skills, and references available 24/7.

Library Resources

The Calder Library is open daily and available online to assist with evidence-based searches and classes. There is an online nursing portal with resources to support staff and health professionals.