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. To do so, we provide undergraduate and graduate programs of excellence and perform activities that generate, articulate and disseminate knowledge that contributes to the national community in the cultural, educational, social and economic fields, considering the context of a global world and the norms of scientific rigor.

Our Vision

Nexus University, a branch campus of Universidad Mayor is dedicated to being recognized as a university that offers its stakeholders an experience focused in academic excellence within an institutional culture of dynamic approach to education and a student-centric philosophy that encourages engagement with culturally diverse local and global communities

Our Values

Integrity, Tolerance, and Social Responsibility are values that define our behavior and culture. These values maintain and strengthen the institution’s identity around Academic Excellence, Public Vocation, and Equal Treatment.

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 or 267-284-5000.

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

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

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


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, M.Ed

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.

Mrs. Carolina Alfaro Kuno
Vice-Chancellor of Finances and Administration

Carolina has been involved in the management, overseen, and control of finances and administration for multiple organization, including complex multi-stages projects, in the U.S. and abroad. With a deep understanding of processes and a strong background of Engineering, Mrs. Alfaro has been involved in the development of multiple initiatives, including global trade, services, agriculture, and education.

Shen holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, and multiple specializations, including Entrepreneurship, Business Development, and Finances.



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.

Dr. Luz Galdames Cabrera
Academic Liason for Nursing Programs in LATAM

Luz has served as an academic and leader in undergraduate and graduate Nursing programs. She has consistently collaborated with the Chilean Association of Nursing Education (ACHIEEN), initiating the National Nursing Exam project as a member of the Nursing Research Commission (CIENF). She is currently part of the Nursing Specialties Commission and coordinates the International Network of Nursing Care Management. She is the founder and president of the Scientific Society of Care Management in Chile. Over the past decade, she has promoted the socialization of disciplinary knowledge and the professionalization of nursing through publications, projects, and consulting in the field. She also serves as an institutional evaluator for the National Accreditation Commission (CNA).


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)


Erich Reinaldo Villaseñor Maldonado

Universidad Mayor



Bartolomé Santiago Blanche Reyes

Universidad Mayor


Clara Szczaranski

Universidad Mayor


Juan Carlos Chomalí

Universidad Mayor



Universidad Mayor Administration

Dr. Patricio Manque

President (Rector) 


Dr. Nicolás Ocaranza

Vice President (Vice Rector) for Academic.


Héctor Meyer

Provost (Pro-Rector)


Dr. Nicole trefault

Vice-President ( Vice Rector) for Research.


Dr. Mario Herane

Vice-President (Vice Rector) for Global Affairs and Development

Fernanda Bradie

General Secretary


Administrators and staff of nexus university

Dr. Mario F. Herane



Dr. Janie Bailey

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

Carolina Alfaro

Vice Chancellor of Administration






Natalia Robles

Registrar/ University Resource Coordinator




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.