Hospital Experiences

Bridgeport Hospital
Serving 20,000 inpatients and 150,000 outpatients annually, Bridgeport Hospital provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services including Connecticut's only dedicated burn center, a level I trauma center, cardiology and cardiac surgery, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, ob/gyn, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonology, and urology. A member of the Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital has 425 beds, offers inpatient and outpatient care and is located in Bridgeport, about 10 minutes from Sacred Heart University.

Griffin Hospital
As the first Planetree affiliate in the state, Griffin has a patient-focused care philosophy. Patients are encouraged to be active participants in staying health and restoring and maintaining their health after an illness. Planetree services such as pet therapy, music, aromatherapy and massage are offered to every patient. This community hospital of 160 beds is located in Derby, about 20 minutes from the University.

The Hospital of St. Raphael's
This hospital with 511 beds offers comprehensive services including for cancer, orthopedics, stroke, and cardiac care, having been named a Top 100 hospital in cardiology. St. Raphael's is located in New Haven.

Milford Hospital
Milford Hospital
is a 130 bed community hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient, walk-in and emergency services. The patient care center provides facilities for outpatients services, a surgical suite for inpatients and outpatients, an intensive care unit with advanced monitoring equipment and a family childbirth center. Home care services are also offered and The Center for Aesthetic Care and Cosmetic Surgery was recently opened.

Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk Hospital is a major teaching affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine. This 328 bed community hospital has a maternity center, pediatric unit and newborn intensive care unit. A cancer center offers comprehensive care from detection through diagnosis, treatment, and support services. Other services include a psychiatric unit, substance abuse center, pain management, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation unit and state-of-the-art radiology department and same day surgery center.

St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center
Site of Sacred Heart's RN to BSN Accelerated Cohort Program in Hartford, CT
Saint Francis is a Top 100 hospital in Hartford, with 617 beds located on two campuses in the city. This hospital and its clinical entities have concentrations in cardiology, oncology, women's and children's services, emergency/trauma care, behavioral health and rehabilitation.

St. Vincent's Medical Center
Vincent's is a leading teaching hospital of 397 beds located in Bridgeport and affiliated with New York Presbyterian Health Care System of Columbia University in New York. Repeatedly recognized as a Top 100 cardiovascular hospital, St. Vincent's is also recognized for its cancer services.

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital is an internationally recognized tertiary care hospital with 944 beds located in New Haven that includes a special children's hospital, psychiatric facility, heart center, breast center, and cancer center. This hospital is the flagship institution for the Yale New Haven Health System that also includes Bridgeport and Greenwich Hospitals.

In addition, many other Connecticut hospitals provide selected clinical practicum experiences for undergraduate students with special interests and/or nursing graduate students in administration or the family nurse practitioner track.