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

respiratory students in lab

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.

Radiologic technology students and faculty

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.

nursing students in simulation lab

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.

health science student in lab

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.

Career-Ready Education

Clinical Placements

Nurse taking blood pressure

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.

Simulation Lab

Students in simulation lab

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.

Teamwork

Interprofessional education

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.

Department Faculty and Staff

Barbara Asher
Ultrasound Coordinator
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Karen Lucas Breda
Associate Professor of Nursing; Program Director of RN-BSN/MSN and Project Horizon
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Donna Clarke
Office Coordinator-Health Science, Radiologic Tech., & Respiratory Care Programs
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Daniel DeMaio
Department Chair; Associate Professor of Radiography; Director - Radiologic Technology Program
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Douglas Dix
Professor of Biology & Medical Technology
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Karen Duhamel
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Susan Eichar
Associate Professor of Nursing
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Carla J. Fuller
Office Coordinator - Nursing
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Karen Griffiths
Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care; Program Director of Respiratory Care
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Colleen Munoz
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
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Claudia Oakes
Associate Professor of Health Sciences; Program Director of Health Sciences
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Patricia Perritano
Interim Clinical Director of Respiratory Care
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Lucy Richard
Assistant Professor of Radiography; Director of Clinical Education
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Kori Stewart
Assistant Professor of Radiologic Technology; Clinical Director CT/MRI/Sono
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Joyce Thielen
Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
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Diane Verrochi
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Department Contacts

Daniel DeMaio, Chair
860.768.5752
ddemaio@hartford.edu

Carla J. Fuller, Office Coordinator
Nursing
860.768.4213
cfuller@hartford.edu

Donna Clarke, Office Coordinator
Health Sciences
860.768.4377
doclarke@hartford.edu

Liza McMahon, Program Analyst
Nursing
860.768.4761
lmcmahon@hartford.edu

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