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Excellence Through Relevance

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.

What's New in ENHP

ENHP Day is Wednesday, April 22

ENHP DayStudents, faculty, and partners of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions come together  to showcase their collaborative scholarly endeavors and research projects and share discussions with experts in the health and education sciences. View the highlights of this daylong event in Hillyer Hall and download the schedule, flyers, and shareable social media images at

Talk by Cadillac Man on April 8 to Highlight Homelessness Awareness Week 

Cadillac Man

Join us for a talk by Cadillac Man, author of the unforgettable memoir of homeless life, Land of the Lost Souls. He spent 13 years living on the streets of New York City, and is a recognized expert on homeless issues. The U.S. has 700,000 homeless people; Cadillac Man’s stories are their stories. Wednesday, April 8, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Regents Commons in the Shaw Center (Hillyer Hall). A conversation with Cadillac Man will follow the talk, from 3 to 4 p.m. Learn more

Rehab Sciences Students Join Alumni in Bringing Prosthetic Training to Peru

Peru 2015

Graduate students in the prosthetics and orthotics and physical therapy programs in ENHP joined a 17-person interdisciplinary team of health care providers in Lima, Peru, to provide free care to over 100 people with amputations. In one week in February, they replaced prosthetic limbs or provided brand-new ones to Peruvian residents.  Read more and view photos.

ENHP's Kershaw Selected to Participate in Radiologic Science Student Development Program

Kayla KershawKayla Kershaw, a sophomore radiologic technology student at the University of Hartford, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) 2015 Student Leadership Development Program. She was one of 90 radiologic science students from around the country chosen to participate in the program. The ASRT is the largest radiologic science association in the world, representing more than 152,000 members. Read more

Nursing Graduate Students Mobilizing Support at the State Capitol to Improve Medication Safety

Worrell and OlsonKaitlin Olson, RN, and Jessica Worroll, RN, students in the University’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.  Read more

Veneri, DPT Students, Conduct Prosthetic Rehabilitation Training in Mexico

DPT in MexicoAssociate Professor Diana Veneri and third-year students in the University's doctoral program in physical therapy traveled to 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 Hermana. Read more and view photos.