Unique Attributes

Nursing faculty have received state and national recognition for expertise in their specific fields and are engaged in their clinical practice outside of the university. Faculty specializations and interests include: Transformational Leadership, Public Health and Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness, Geriatrics, Disenfranchised Populations, Rural and Urban Health, Pediatric Developmental Disorders. All of the graduate faculty have achieved their doctoral degrees. Most of our Graduate faculty have received Statewide Organization Awards for Excellence and our Chair earned a University Teaching Excellence award. Our faculty will treat you not just as a student, but rather a colleague.
Clinical Practice and Fieldwork
We have established relationships with leading healthcare organizations in the region. The curriculum integrates role practicums, clinical immersion experiences and direct patient care opportunities throughout the program. These programs are designed to advance nursing careers to best meet the healthcare needs of our communities.
Online Learning
Sacred Heart University's Online Learning is an Internet-based teaching/learning experience. The University uses Blackboard as its electronic delivery and learning platform for all distance learning programs. Blackboard is a web-based system which provides a user-friendly interface with simple point and click access to course content, collaborative workspaces and online resource centers. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and allows for easy information interchange between student and instructor.
The Sacred Heart University graduate nursing program continues to be a leader in advanced practice education in Connecticut with a current enrollment of over 150 graduate students. 
Admission is competitive, based on the strength of application materials and interview.