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University of Hartford (College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions)




The five departments of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions form an academic unit that provides students with a comprehensive educational experience. Faculty members employ resources and facilities both on campus and within the community to offer baccalaureate programs in the service-oriented professions of clinical laboratory science/medical technology, education, health science, human services, nursing, radiologic technology, and respiratory care. The Department of Health Sciences offers undergraduate articulation programs leading to graduate study in dentistry, chiropractic, optometry, osteopathic medicine, and podiatry.

The Department of Physical Therapy offers a combined B.S. in Health Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy program (see page 284 for undergraduate information and the Graduate Bulletin for the doctoral program). Programs within the college are accredited through the appropriate nationally recognized agencies (see page 11) and use a wide variety of resources to provide the student with outstanding educational experiences. Programs integrate classroom study and practical experience. Faculty members within the college hold professional and graduate-level degrees and have extensive practical experience. The smallclass environment, combined with a personal advising and counseling system, allows each student to prepare successfully for a career in a chosen service-oriented profession.

MISSION

Welcome to the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford. We offer a wide variety of programs, from the bachelors all the way to the doctorate. All of them, however, share a commitment to Professional Preparation. More specifically:

* We prepare students to take the next step in their professional development. You may be a high school student who wants to become a teacher or a counselor, or a teacher who wants to improve your skills. You may be interested in a leadership position in schools or human services. You may be a nurse who wants to develop new credentials and expand career options. You may be interested in certificates or degrees in the Health Professions. Or you may have a dream of becoming a Physical Therapist. There are complete descriptions of all these educational opportunities on this site.
* Being a professional means more than being skilled. Throughout your education here your program will blend essential knowledge, skills, and sensibilities.
* All of our programs combine theory and practice. As you learn new skills and ideas, you will be practicing their application in a variety of settings.

We are the service professions. We have a deep commitment to society in general and to local communities in particular. Our commitment is not just an abstract concept. Our students and faculty are in the local community all the time. Every program offers service learning and internship opportunities. Our faculty are also in the community helping to solve real world problems.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program is an upper-level program designed for the practicing nurse who already holds the RN license. Graduates of the B.S.N. program are prepared for advancement in professional nursing as well as graduate study in nursing.

The B.S.N. curriculum focuses on transforming the student’s perspective from passive to active learner, acute care to community focus, medical to nursing model, disease to health promotion orientation, job to career, and individualism to a community of scholarly caring.



School name:University of HartfordCollege of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
Address:200 Bloomfield Ave.
Zip & city:CT 06117 Connecticut
Phone:860.768.4692
Web:http://www.hartford.edu/enhp/
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ALTERED HEALTH AND NURSING
A study of the pathophysiological responses to actual or potential threats to human health. Content includes alterations in selected psychobio- physiological life processes, subjective and objective manifestations, and goals for intervention from the perspective of the nursing process and professional nurse role. Open to prospective and matriculated RN-B.S.N. students, or by permission of instructor.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS
This course initiates the process of perspective transformation that registered nurses typically experience during baccalaureate education that broadens the view of themselves, of nursing, and of the possibilities of their own practice. During this course students are introduced to the basic principles, knowledge base, and new skills they need to be successful in the program. These principles and skills are embedded in the RN-B.S.N. program.

SEMINAR IN NURSING RESEARCH
This course introduces the research process as used in the social sciences. Students critique quantitative and qualitative research reports from nursing and related disciplines. Emphasis is on evaluating research for applicability to nursing practice, understanding integrated research reviews, and supporting evidence-based nursing practice.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course focuses on developing a sound database regarding the health of individual systems for use in planning nursing interventions. Application of assessment skills and interviewing techniques with individual systems from birth through old age are stressed. Three hours of campus laboratory time are required.

NURSING AND DIVERSITY
This course introduces population-focused nursing through the study of healthy families, support groups, and diverse sociocultural groups. Emphasis is placed on diversity as it relates to nursing practice. Students apply theoretical concepts from family, group, and cultural studies to reallife situations.

PROACTIVE NURSING
This course involves a critical examination of the interaction of the nursing profession, society, and the health care delivery system. Theories related to leadership, management, policy, and change are discussed, and proactive strategies are explored.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
The course explores the relationship of nursing and community and public health practice. Emphasis is on assessment of the community as the client system and on community needs assessment. Major community and public health problems and issues are analyzed.

COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING I
This course involves students in community service learning theory and practice. Through Project Horizon, the University of Hartford’s community outreach program, students partner with nonprofit agencies and programs serving primarily vulnerable populations. Engagement, reflection, reciprocity, and public dissemination are the vehicles through which service learning is implemented. This course is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the social determinants of illness, community public health nursing, and civic engagement.

NURSING SYNTHESIS SEMINAR
This seminar course helps students synthesize selected nursing concepts and apply them to professional, autonomous nursing practice. Ethical and political economic principles that guide and influence nursing practice and global and local health care systems are analyzed.

COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING II
Through Project Horizon, the University of Hartford’s community outreach program, students partner with nonprofit agencies and programs serving primarily vulnerable populations. Engagement, reflection, reciprocity, and public dissemination are the vehicles through which service learning is implemented. Students use participatory action research methods to foster wellness, quality of life, and civic engagement.

EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
This course provides an overview of emergency and disaster preparedness. Beginning with definitions and scope of natural disasters, pandemics, and terrorism, students consider homeland security, planning and operations, roles of citizens and the professions, barriers to preparedness, legal considerations, psychological responses, and ethical issues. Using group facilitation and case study method, the course prepares students for a leadership role to advance community emergency preparedness, volunteer management, and community recovery activities. Information provides the foundation for personal and professional emergency- preparedness planning and action.

CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN NURSING
Study of a selected topic, issue, or area related to nursing. Since the subject of this course will vary from semester to semester, it may be elected for credit more than once with permission of the division.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Planned jointly by student and nursing faculty members, an individualized project designed to give students opportunities to develop and pursue their own special interest in nursing.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
Selected topics in nursing and nursing-related areas, varying from year to year in accordance with the needs of the curriculum and the students.

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