At the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP), our students earn degrees in deeply collaborative and scholarly environments and participate in real-world learning and research with faculty mentors early and often in their academic careers. Our community partners locally, regionally and internationally play an integral role in their learning.
We strive to bridge academic work and the needs of communities; in short, our faculty and students live our vision- excellence through relevance- in many ways:
Kaitlin Olson, RN, and Jessica Worroll, RN, students in the University of Hartford’s master’s program in nursing, have devoted their public health practicum to passage of legislation that would address disparities in health outcomes for low-income, chronically ill people.
They are lobbying state legislators to support House Bill 6157, which aims to improve medication safety and patient care quality by amending the Medicaid program to include medication therapy management as a covered benefit. Read more
Associate Professor Diana Veneri and two third-year students in the University's doctoral program in physical therapy traveled to a clinic in Guadalajara, Mexico, to conduct a two-day prosthetic rehabilitation training session for physicians, physical therapists and students, and prosthetists.The trip was organized in collaboration with LIMBS International and Manos Hermanas, two humanitarian organizations committed to restoring mobility to persons with amputation by providing prosthetic devices. Read more and view photos.
“I thought it would be a great opportunity to see how health care is provided in another country, but I learned a lot more than I expected,” says Elizabeth Orejuela, a graduate student in the nursing program at the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Orejuela was one of 17 students and two instructors who spent a week in Brazil in early November studying and observing at two university hospitals there. Read more and view photos
Academic Year 2014-15