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Welcome to the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions!

As the new dean of the College, I invite you to explore our website and learn more about the significant contributions that our College makes by educating future professionals, expanding knowledge through research and scholarship, and serving our community!

Quality education and healthcare are known to be key factors that contribute to individuals’ overall quality of life—understanding how one affects the other is essential in helping individuals live healthy and fulfilling lives. Through our broad array of nationally accredited education and health care programs integrated into one College, aspiring educators and health care practitioners not only gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen field, but also have the unique opportunity to develop an understanding of the role that education and health play in contributing to individuals’ overall well-being.

A hallmark of our programs is the focus on community engagement to ensure that we are responding to and addressing the needs of the community in which we live. As a result, our teaching and learning are grounded in “real world” issues and our research and scholarship have relevance for our learners as well as the members of our community, contributing to transformative learning experiences.

At the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, you will learn from and with expert educators and practitioners who, together with our dedicated staff, are committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. The College also offers opportunities for advanced study, including master’s and doctoral level programs, for practicing professionals seeking new and/or broader roles as clinicians, managers, and leaders. Please take a few minutes to explore all that our College has to offer you!

Our goal as a College is to continue to respond to the educational and health care needs of our local and global communities. In the coming months, we will be exploring ways to enhance our impact on our communities through the development of innovative learning opportunities –so stay tuned and check back with us often. I also welcome your insights and ideas to make our College more responsive to your needs and look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Cesarina Thompson, PhD, RN, ANEF
Dean