About the Program
The Healthcare Innovations Program was launched in September 2013 at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing to empower and teach our new generation of nurses to be innovators and change agents in the healthcare arena.
It is now in its fifth year and the concepts of innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship have been integrated into select courses in the freshman, junior and senior School of Nursing curriculum. Additional integration and development of the innovation curriculum is required to expand the opportunity for our next and current generation nurses to be change agents early and throughout their careers in the broad healthcare delivery system resulting in critical and important improvements to the delivery of healthcare globally.
The current School of Nursing Healthcare Innovation Program is a two semester Independent Study for credit. It currently has 6 E-Teams (Entrepreneurial) working on healthcare problems and solutions as a collaborative effort between the School of Nursing, The School of Engineering (BME and MEM and Mechanical), The School of Business and the Department of Chemistry students. One of these teams has filed a provisional patent on their work. School of Nursing students participating represent freshmen, sophomore, juniors, and seniors.