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Storm Advisory

Blizzard conditions are now impacting our region and a Connecticut statewide travel ban is in effect. The University will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries are closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities are canceled through Tuesday.

current as of 10:27 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015

Department of Health Sciences and Nursing

Peter Kennedy, Chair
Dana Hall, rm 435
Carla J. Fuller
Office Coordinator
Auerbach Hall, rm 228
Donna Clarke
Office Coordinator
Health Sciences
Dana Hall, rm 429

The Department of Health Sciences and Nursing offers a number of programs specifically designed to meet the needs of a dynamic healthcare system. Clinical programs prepare students for national certification in a variety of health professions.  In addition, the general health science major provides the foundation necessary for students to go on to medical and other health-related graduate programs. Our nursing programs, however, are designed for nurses considering advanced study who already hold a professional license as a registered nurse. 

Faculty and students are actively engaged in the healthcare community through clinical affiliations, research, and community outreach. The department maintains a relevant, up to date curriculum that reflects the college’s resolve to achieve “excellence through relevance,” evidenced by the direct clinical impact of our students working in the local healthcare community, the number of graduates that achieve national certification or admission to medical or related professional programs, and by the employment of graduates in health-related careers.

Academic Programs



            Master of Science in Nursing, with focus in:

            Post-Master's Certificate in Teaching for Nurses