Healthcare Careers at USJ

Start your purpose-driven career as a student in one of USJ’s nationally recognized healthcare programs

USJ educates students for many careers in healthcare by building on a firm foundation in the arts and sciences. The University’s mission promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment and fosters strong ethical values, intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and a commitment to the health and well-being of society. The goal is to prepare graduates to practice the art and science of caring for people in our community, be effective leaders, and use evidence-based resources to improve the health of persons, families and communities.


Undergraduate Certificates


Graduate Certificates

Doctoral Degrees

Access Our Renowned Facilities and Curriculum

  • Small faculty-student clinical ratio provides the personal attention and guidance needed to be successful in today’s acute-care settings
  • State-of-the-art technology supports learning in our fully operational laboratories in our pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant programs.

Learn from Clinical Placements in Leading Health Care Agencies

  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • CCMC Medical Center
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Middlesex Hospital
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Saint Mary Home
  • Jefferson House
  • McLean

Earn Professional Respect

Our nursing, mental health, and healthcare faculty consist of renowned professionals involved in research, clinical practice, and professional scholarship both nationally and internationally.

Join a Winning Team of Healthcare Graduates

  • Many students who prepare with a USJ B.S. degree, with a concentration in a mental health or healthcare field, are ready for the workforce, many continue on to earn their master’s degree.
  • Graduates are employed in hospitals, schools, private corporations, and other health care organizations, such as:
    • Hospitals
    • Pharmacies
    • Health Clinics
    • Food Services
    • Orthopedic Clinics
    • Pediatric Intensive Care
    • Home Care
    • Neonatal Intensive Care
    • Post-operative Cardiac Care
    • Critical Care
    • Hospice and Palliative Care
    • Psychiatric Facilities and Private Practices
    • State Agencies
    • Emergency Departments

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program at University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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