PAHO / WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Human Resources Development and Patient Safety
Our Collaborating Centre is committed to building leadership capacity in the healthcare workforce of The Americas.
Our international student and faculty exchange program equips the next generation of leaders in an increasingly globalized health care arena.

Designation as a PAHO / WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Human Resources Development and Patient Safety is both a recognition of existing global partnerships and a mandate for the further development of these.

Publications and Presentations

Our PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre disseminates the results of its activities through scholarly publications and presentations in professional outlets and academic conferences worldwide.

SONHS Redesignated as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre

The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies was originally designated a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre in September of 2008 and has since been re-designated twice: in September of 2012 and again in September of 2016. The school is proud to hold this elite recognition, which makes it one of only 10 such centers in the United States, 18 in The Americas, and 46 in the world. As a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre, the SONHS is committed to continuing collaboration with PAHO/WHO, with its partner Collaborating Centres, with Ministries of Health, and with institutions of higher healthcare education throughout the hemisphere.

A Collaborating Centre is an institution designated by the WHO Director-General as part of a global collaborative network that carries out activities in support of the WHO’s programs.