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Excellence Through Relevance

Undergrad studentAt 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.
  • 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

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 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

Veneri, DPT Students, Conduct Prosthetic Rehabilitation Training in Mexico

DPT in MexicoAssociate 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.


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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