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Excellence Through Relevance

Student with prosthetic and mentorAt 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:

  • Our nursing students, through Project Horizon, volunteer 4-6 hours weekly in area health agencies, using community-based research methods to improve health and address the disease prevention concerns of community residents.
  • Selected rehabilitation science students travel annually to Peru to provide prosthetic and other rehabilitive care in impoverished areas.
  • Students training to be teachers in early childhood, elementary education or special education can be found every week in our on-campus magnet schools or Hartford public schools.
  • Nineteen graduate students in nursing recently traveled to Brazil to learn about health care and educational systems at major universities there.
  • Our students are working with faculty mentors in many research endeavors, including projects to improve the posture and mobility of people with disabilities. Collaborators include numerous partners in hospitals, clinics, humanitarian groups, and research institutions outside the University.


What's New in ENHP

Graduate Students in Nursing Immerse Themselves in Brazil’s Health Care System

Our classroooms have a global view“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


Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Present Research at Annual Rehabilitation Sciences Symposium

On December 11, the senior class of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program presented their faculty-guided research projects at the annual Rehabilitation Sciences Research Symposium. The presentations were the culminatation of research efforts that spanned the past year. Read more