School of Nursing

Faculty

Donna Diaz, left, teaches Christina Barbaro '18 about patient safety in the simulation lab.

Hands-on practice

Donna Diaz, left, teaches Christina Barbaro '18 about patient safety in the simulation lab.

Passionate clinicians and educators

Our professors draw upon decades of experience, and also provide invaluable insight for their students into where the profession is headed. All of the full-time nursing faculty have doctoral degrees, and the majority of our full- and part-time faculty are actively practicing nurses or conducting research. 

Take Professor Donna Diaz, who has worked in critical care, medical-surgical and community nursing in various capacities. She also spent a number of years as a staff development educator, so she knows what is required in the field, and how to get the best out of young nursing professionals.

The simulation labs that Diaz teaches in provides a constant flurry of learning activity. Under her instruction, students learn how to dress wounds, bandage limbs, administer medication and even how to speak therapeutically to patients. She's a perfect example of the faculty who will guide, mentor and teach you to become an effective nurse.

Nursing students Lynn Aureli, Christina Camacho and Hannah Lefebvre studying inside the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Collaborative approach

Nursing students Lynn Aureli, Christina Camacho and Hannah Lefebvre study together inside the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

School and Campus Life

A connected and driven community

When you join the School of Nursing, you become part of a supportive community motivated by the same passion for nursing as you. We offer many opportunites to get involved, through an active network of student groups, volunteer opportunities and a unique living environment dedicated to nursing students.

Our clinics enable you to work alongside one another as you put your skills to use for those most in need. You might join the Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association (QSNA) or the Graduate Student Nurses Association (GSNA). Undergraduates who qualify may join the Sigma Theta Tau International honors society. These groups participate in special outings, host guest lectures, organize fundraisers and volunteer in the community.

You also have the option to live in a unique Living-Learning Community (LLC) designed specifically for nursing students. Here, you’ll have the chance to participate in specialized activities related to health care, as well as study sessions, group discussions and student-run social events. The LLC provides you the opportunity to meet with faculty informally to hear stories about their professional journey and discuss what you can expect as you begin yours.

“Living in the nursing residential community has given me the opportunity to make connections and friendships with people in the same major as me, and it’s helped keep me more focused.”
Jordan LaCross '17
School of Nursing

Quiet moments

The picturesque North Haven Campus offers several tranquil settings where students can study or simply recharge.

Roommates and fellow nursing students Shannon Oesterle ’20, left, and Sara Santo ’20 study together in their Living-Learning Community in Mountainview Residence Hall on the Mount Carmel Campus.

Living and learning

Roommates and fellow nursing students Shannon Oesterle ’20, left, and Sara Santo ’20 study together in their Living-Learning Community in Mountainview Residence Hall on the Mount Carmel Campus.

he annual American Cancer Society "Relay for Life" fundraiser @ Quinnipiac University, September 10, 2016 (Photo credit: John Hassett )

Teaming up for a cure

Nursing students participate in the American Cancer Society's annual "Relay for Life" fundraiser.

Jars of medical exam equipment, including bandages, applicators, guaze, tongue depressors, and cotton balls.

Real-life environments

Our students have access to learning environments that closely mimic real-world settings. This includes the Standardized Patient Assessment Center, where students conduct mock exams with trained patient actors.

Career Development

Male student in blue scrubs and stethoscope around his neck talks with another student in the simulation mannequins laboratory.

Skills to care

Manuel Lara ’18, a student in the accelerated BS in nursing program, learns about community care during a nursing pediatrics course.

These numbers all but guarantee success

Our recent nursing graduates had a 98% success rate 6 months after graduating, either securing employment in a wide variety of specializations, or are enrolled in graduate school. This is due in large part to our extensive advisory program and list of professional resources.

Throughout your time at Quinnipiac you’ll have access to on-campus career fairs, a strong alumni network of health care professionals and a range of career development services to help you with everything from preparing your resume to completing graduate school applications.

Career Development

Admissions

Admissions

Your future starts here

Quinnipiac’s application process is personalized, high-touch and transparent. You’ve worked hard to get to this point, and admissions counselors are available to walk you through the next steps, and ensure that you begin your college career without any confusion or doubts.   

Outside shot of the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences with spring flowers blooming on the trees

Learning together

The high-tech Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences allows students to work with equipment and resources in an environment that emphasizes interprofessional learning with students from the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Centers and Resources

Three female students perform CPR on a simulation mannequin with medical equipment in the background.

Advanced learning facilities

Students in the accelerated BS in nursing program practice techniques to care for a patient in distress using the simulation mannequins in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on our North Haven Campus.

Learning integrative care in real-time settings

Nursing students attend classes in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art building with sophisticated labs and simulation technology that create real-life work settings. These facilities are at the heart of our interprofessional approach that develops leadership and teamwork skills by placing nursing, medical, health sciences, education and law students in collaborative learning activities. Our facilities, faculty and learning opportunities will prepare you for the advancing world of health care.

Centers and Resources

Accreditation and Certification

Recognized for excellence

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


The bachelor's degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the doctor of nursing practice program at Quinnipiac University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-463-6930.

The nurse anesthesia programs are also accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs


Date of next review: 10/2019
Attrition: 0
Certification exam pass rate: First time takers: 80% (5 students); 2nd time takers 100%
Employment rate: 100%
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American Holistic Nurses’ Certification Corporation


Many of the nursing programs within Quinnipiac University’s School of Nursing are also endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation. Graduates of these programs are eligible to take the appropriate national exam to become Board Certified as a Holistic Nurse at the basic or advanced level of nursing:

  • Baccalaureate Degree (HNB-BC)
  • Nurse Practitioner Graduate Degree (APHN-BC or AHN-BC)

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