Department of Health Sciences and Nursing
Programs in the Department of Health Sciences and Nursing prepare students for careers in high-growth healthcare professions. More than 2.4 million healthcare jobs will be added to the U.S. economy from 2016 to 2026 - more than any other profession.
Our programs will provide you with the classroom, laboratory, and hands-on clinical experience you need to become a highly skilled, compassionate caregiver.
Our Distinctive Programs
The University of Hartford is the only college in New England that offers an entry-level bachelor’s degree program in respiratory care. A bachelor’s degree gives our graduates a significant advantage and prepares you to advance to administrative and other high-level positions in healthcare.
Our bachelor’s degree program in radiologic technology prepares you for leadership roles in healthcare and enables you to earn a second credential in advanced imaging (CT, MRI, or sonography), which makes you highly attractive to potential employers.
Our new direct-entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students for eligibility to take the national exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse, while our RN-to-BSN and MSN programs offer advanced study to those professionals who already hold a license. Students in the MSN program can choose from in-person or online courses and select a focus in education, management or public health.
Our health science majors provide the foundation for students to pursue graduate programs in a wide range of healthcare fields including dentistry, medicine, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, podiatry, public health, occupational therapy, and healthcare administration.
With clinical placements at leading hospitals and healthcare facilities across the Greater Hartford area, you’ll gain real-world experience early in your program. Many of our graduates are offered jobs as a direct result of their clinical placements and internships.
Before you begin your clinical training, you’ll learn in our state-of-the art on-campus simulation lab. Our SimMan® mannequins have their own pulse, heartbeat, and respiration and can blink, speak and even cry. The simulation lab helps build your skills and confidence prior to entering real-world settings.
You’ll study with students across a range of healthcare professions, which improves your teamwork and leadership skills. This interprofessional education is in demand by employers, who want health professionals who can collaborate and communicate to improve patient care.
Degrees and Certificates
- Health Sciences
- Health Sciences Pre-Professional
- Health Sciences Pre-Chiropractic
- Health Sciences Pre-Optometry
- Health Sciences Pre-Pharmacy
- Health Sciences Pre-Podiatry
- Nursing - BSN
- Nursing - RN to BSN (no freshman entry)
- Radiologic Technology
- Respiratory Care