Sara E Hart, PhD, RN portrait
  • Director of Student and Community Engagement, College Of Nursing
  • Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing
801-587-9094

Current Courses

Summer 2024

  • NURS 3400-012
    Professional Roles II
  • NURS 7701-001
    DNP Scholarly Project I

Spring 2024

Fall 2023

Professional Organizations

  • National Center for Complex Care and Social Needs: Education and Training Development Collaborative Meeting Collaborative. 01/26/2021 - present. Position : Member.
  • National Alliance for Caregiving Research Collaborative. 01/01/2020 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019. Position : Member.
  • Utah Action Coalition for Health. 09/01/2016 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Public Health Association. 01/01/2012 - present. Position : Member.
  • Utah Nurses Association, American Nurses Association . 09/01/2011 - present. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

I embrace the collective wisdom of the classroom and strive to provide students with the certainty of guidance through often uncertain pathways to learning. As education is never accomplished solely through the transmission of knowledge, I design my teaching to support critical thinking and promote the search for meaning. This requires each of us to recognize our current ways of knowing, expand our knowledge, and then reconsider our frameworks for understanding. It can be challenging to remain reflective, especially when new information is inconsistent with our current interpretations. When we react instead of reflect, we miss the opportunities to deepen our understanding and fully enjoy the personal and professional development that is available to us in higher education. With every encounter, I go through this process myself, learning from all who share our classroom space. The intensely personal nature of our learning experiences serves as preparation for the varied and demanding roles of our professions. 

Teaching Projects

  • Enhancing the Bioethics Core within the BSN Curriculum. Project Lead: Sara E Hart. University Teaching Grant Award 06/2012 - present. Total Budget: $3,235.00.

Student Projects

  • The Development of a Waterfall Mentorship Program in Nursing: Highschool to Graduate School. Keely Vandenberge. 01/07/2019 - 12/18/2020
  • Understanding the Patient Experience as a Member of an Interprofessional Education Hotspotting Team. Stormy Foster-Palmer. 12/01/2018 - 05/31/2019
  • Vulnerable Populations Living in Salt Lake County Supportive Housing: Health Care Utilization and Barriers to Care: Honors Thesis. Austin Waters. 03/01/2017 - 05/31/2019
  • Healthcare Encounters of Formerly Homeless Individuals: Honors Thesis. Hailey McLean. 03/01/2017 - 05/31/2018

Small Group Teaching

  • Faculty advisor for Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Teams.  09/01/2018  -  04/30/2019
  • Faculty advisor for Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Teams.  09/01/2017  -  04/30/2018
  • Faculty advisor for Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Team.  07/01/2016  -  12/31/2016
  • Layers of Medicine Substitute Small Group Facilitator .  01/11/2016  -  12/18/2016
  • Layers of Medicine Small Group Facilitator.  08/01/2015  -  12/18/2015

Former Students

  • Donner Schweitzer, Master of Science (M.S.), Project Type: Project. Role: Chair.
  • Donner Schweitzer, Master of Science (M.S.), Project Type: Project. Role: Chair.
  • Anne Daly, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Project Type: Project. Role: Member.
  • Sara Babcock Homer, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Project Type: Project. Role: Member.
  • Anne Daly, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Project Type: Project. Role: Member.
  • Sara Babcock Homer, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Project Type: Project. Role: Member.
  • Vicky Tracy, Master of Science (M.S.), Project Type: Project. Role: Chair.
  • Christina Kapsa, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Project Type: Project. Role: Member.
  • Christina Kapsa, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Project Type: Project. Role: Member.
  • Vicky Tracy, Master of Science (M.S.), Project Type: Project. Role: Chair.