Our Academic & Clinical Sites

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Academic site:

Central Connecticut State University

Primary basic and applied science didactic courses are taught at Central Connecticut State University.

Mission: CCSU’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program was created in response to critical workforce needs: not only is the demand for nurse anesthesia practitioners expected to increase dramatically in the coming years but also, beginning in 2025, all entry-level nurse anesthetists must possess a  doctoral degree in anesthesia

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching and preparing students to be thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens. As a comprehensive public university, they provide broad access to quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Located in New Britain, Connecticut, CCSU is the largest of the four Connecticut State universities; serving nearly 12,500 students consisting of 10,000 undergraduates, and 2,500 graduate students

Our Clinical sites:

The clinical sites are less than 10 miles away from the university.

Hartford Hospital (HH)

Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with perhaps the region’s busiest surgery practice, has been training physicians for over 150 years. It is a member of Hartford HealthCare, a large, diversified health care system. The hospital has 819 beds, delivered over 3500 babies and performed over 43,500 cases in 2016.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC)

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a teaching hospital and home to the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and its residency program in pediatrics.  More than 5,000 patients were admitted to medical/surgical units and nearly 10,000 cases were performed in 2016.

Connecticut Children’s Surgery Center at Farmington

Connecticut Children’s Surgery Center at Farmington is an outpatient pediatric surgery center.  This enrichment pediatric clinical site is located 9 miles from Hartford Hospital and CCMC and 4.5 miles from CCSU.

Center for Education and Simulation Innovation (CESI)

The Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation at Hartford Hospital (CESI) is an ideal setting to begin to establish a culture of patient safety and open communication among the interdisciplinary team.

Its mission is to promote excellence in clinical care, advance patient safety and improve multidisciplinary team performance through high-fidelity medical simulation. Participants are able to train in a setting similar to his/her actual work environment that creates an atmosphere of realism. Working in this environment extends the simulator’s capabilities and allows for practice on multiple types of acute crises and patient care scenarios.

The first manikin was purchased through the Department of Anesthesia by Dr. Thomas Mort, who had the foresight to see the direct benefits to patient safety and health care provider education that human patient simulation could offer. Dr. Mort was the champion in establishing the first Simulation Center in the State of Connecticut in 1999. Since then the Simulation Center has been renamed and expanded from its original 900 square feet to its new state-of-the-art regional training facility that is 40,000 square feet and covers 2 floors, now called CESI.

CESI expanded to 40,000 square feet and has 5 simulated clinical care environments each with its own control room, task trainers, lecture halls, class rooms, lounge areas and a full cadaver lab.  CESI is one of only 20 centers that has been nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Laerdal Corporation which made CESI a role model for other simulation centers nationwide.