YOUR GOALS ARE OUR GOALS

THE PATH TO SUCCESS BEGINS HERE

DISCOVER WHAT DRIVES NEXUS

Aspiring professionals benefit from applied learning. Nexus University combines education programs in high-demand fields with the flexibility and convenience of online learning. Our programs are designed to offer students – especially working professionals – a sustainable path to advanced qualifications and expanded career opportunities.

At Nexus, your journey is our journey. We speak your language, we understand your goals, and we offer online learning programs that can give you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to realize your own potential.

Discover What Drives Nexus

Our Learning as Service philosophy provides the foundation for our value driven educational experience that emphasizes workforce relevant program offerings delivered on accessible learning platforms designed to meet the professional needs of an ever-evolving global workforce.

Our Mission

Our mission is to form professionals through educational experiences that stimulate ethical behavior, as well as an attitude of enterprise, innovation, leadership and respect for cultural and social diversity.

Our Vision

We are dedicated to building our reputation as a place of academic excellence with a rich culture and dynamic approach to education. Our student-centric philosophy encourages engagement with culturally diverse local and global communities.

Our Values

We are driven by values of Integrity, Tolerance and Social Responsibility, and we work to inspire our students to improve the world around them however they can. Our goal is to produce graduates who can enter any environment and truly make an impact.

Born in Chile, Raised in Miami

As the U.S. branch of Universidad Mayor in Chile, Nexus University reflects the spirit and ambition of the American dream. Our American journey has been, and continues to be driven by the pursuit of opportunity, the cultivation of an independent spirit and a commitment to aspirational achievement.

Our History

2010 – Universidad Mayor becomes the first Chilean university accredited in the U.S. by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

2017 – Nexus University opens in Miami as the first U.S. branch campus of Universidad Mayor, with regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

2018 – Nexus University is approved by the Commission for Independent Education to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees 100% online through anytime, anywhere collaboration.

2019 – Nexus University School of Health Science and Nursing starts its first classes on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

2020– Nexus University nursing education program becomes a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Nexus University School of Business launches its Business programs.

2022– Nexus University nursing education baccalaureate and master’s nursing program becomes Initial Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. 

Accreditation and Licensure


Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Nexus University is a branch campus of Universidad Mayor. Universidad Mayor, including its branch campuses, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa., 19104-2680. Students can access further information on accreditation at https://www.msche.org or 267-284-5000.
https://www.msche.org/institution/9172

Florida Department of Education
Commission For Independent Education (CIE)

Nexus University is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE), License #3985. CIE is responsible for the licensure of post-secondary, nonpublic, educational institutions in the State of Florida and can be contacted at: 325 W. Gaines St, Suite 1414 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400 | 850-245-3200
http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie/

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The Baccalaureate nursing program at Nexus University located in Miami, Florida is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN to BSN nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.html

The Master’s nursing program at Nexus University located in Miami, Florida is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Master of Science in Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

The Executive Council is responsible for ensuring that Nexus University is operating in accordance with our stated mission. Its responsibilities include institutional oversight and policy development related to operations, student affairs, academics, admissions, curriculum, marketing, finance and more. In addition, the Council develops responses to emerging threats and opportunities, as well as developments in industry policy and legislation that could impact the University.

Dr. Mario F. Herane, DBA, MBA, MSF
Chancellor

As an executive academic leader, Dr. Mario Herane is proficient at leading institutional transformation, developing programming, curriculum, marketing and fostering institutional collaboration. He provides both holistic and practical solutions that improve student performance, build communications, and promote educational success that aligns with visionary strategies and the organizational mission, while upholding students as a school’s most important resource. Mr. Herane fosters changes that keep Nexus University ahead, directing institutional collaboration, upgrading strategic capabilities, and finding efficiencies that lead to solutions across departments.

Jessica Suito
Vice-Chancellor of Administration

Mrs. Jessica Suito is a talented, self-motivated and enthusiastic financial expert with over ten years of experience in private and public companies. With an excellent track record in restructuring financial support areas, Ms. Suito manages key financial components of Nexus University, such as budgeting, cash flow management, standard accounting activities and more. As part of the executive leadership team, she oversees day-to-day activities that directly support smooth university operations, from purchasing to facility maintenance and HHRR. Prior to joining Nexus, Ms. Suito spent more than a decade as the Founder and CFO of Niso, a company that helped businesses with financial and operational restructuring.

Janie Bailey, PhD, MSN, MS, RN
Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
Director, School of Health Science & Nursing

Dr. Janie Bailey is the Dean of Academic Affairs and a valued leader in our community. Her wide-ranging experience includes university strategic planning and budgeting, forging institutional partnerships and working closely with governmental education agencies. Over the course of her distinguished career, Dr. Bailey has served in leadership roles on dozens of educational boards and committees, published original research and academic materials, qualified to practice nursing in six states and reached the rank of major in the U.S. Army Reserves, from which she was honorably discharged in 2012.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR

Juan Francisco Varela Noguera

Chairperson (President)

 

Rubén Fernando Covarrubias Giordano

Universidad Mayor

 

Kenneth Grant Maclean Luengo

Universidad Mayor

 

Maria del Pilar Vergara Tagle

Vice ChairPerson (Vicepresident)

 

Gastón Orlando Gallegos Pincheira

Universidad Mayor

 

Erich Reinaldo Villaseñor Maldonado

Universidad Mayor

 

 

Bartolomé Santiago Blanche Reyes

Universidad Mayor

 

Dr. Juan Jorge Giaconi Gandolfo

Universidad Mayor

Universidad Mayor Administration

Dr. Patricio Manque

President (Rector) 

 

 

Dr. Nicolás Ocaranza

Vice President (Vice Rector) for Academic.

 

Dr. Mario Herane

Provost – (Pro-rector)

 

 

Dr. Nicole trefault

Vice-President ( Vice Rector) for Research.

 

Héctor Meyer

Vice President (Vice Rector) for Quality Assurance and Planning

 

Inger Dahl

General Secretary

 

Administrators and staff of nexus university

Dr. Mario F. Herane

Chancellor

mario.herane@nexusuniversity.com

 

Dr. Janie Bailey

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Director of School of Health Science and Nursing

jbailey@nexusuniversity.com

Maria Luisa Alvarez

Student Services Coordinator

malvarez@nexusuniversity.com

 

 

Jessica Suito

Vice Chancellor of Administration

jsuito@nexusuniversity.com bursar@nexusuniversity.com

 

Hernan Chamut

Director of External Relations and Services

hchamut@nexusuniversity.com

 

Sara Manduley

Recruitment Representative

smanduley@nexusuniversity.com

 

Natalia Robles

Registrar/ University Resource Coordinator

nrobles@nexusuniversity.com

 

Osvaldo J. Acevedo

Student Recruitment Coordinator

oacevedo@nexusuniversity.com

 

Executive Directors-University Authorities

University Learning Outcomes


1) Collaboration

Graduates will be skilled in forming and sustaining diverse teams to maximize resources that profit their organizations and communities.

2) Communication

Graduates will gain skills to convey complex concepts in writing to a diverse audience and communicate effectively leveraging new technologies such as social media, emails, word processing software.

3) Critical thinking

Graduates are enabled to analyze and synthesize complex information to solve multi-dimensional problems.

4) Research and data interpretation

Graduates will become skilled researchers able to seek, find, use information and able to determine validity and reliability of information.

5) Competent Practitioners

Competent Practitioners: Graduates, through a combination of hands-on and didactic learning will acquire expertise in their respective degree programs, and be able to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities at their organizations.

6) Evidence-Based Practice

Graduates will use current best evidence to support decision-making and improve outcomes in their respective fields.