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

It takes more than the finest medical technology to develop the next generation of nurses; it takes the guidance and mentorship of the leaders who came before them.

Our professors draw upon decades of experience, and also provide invaluable insight for their students into where the profession is headed.

Professor Donna Diaz 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 oversees provide 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.

School and Campus Life

A diverse and driven community of health care professionals

When you join the School of Nursing, you become part of a community of professionals motivated by the same passion for nursing as you. Here, you'll find many ways to expand your learning, from opportunities for clinical volunteering to joining professional nursing organizations both on and off campus.

Our community extends beyond the classroom or lab, and you can expect to find other nursing students on our Mount Carmel, York Hill and North Haven campuses. We offer living-learning communities where nursing students can live, study and relax together. The communities regularly host group study sessions, special social events and attend meetings of organizations such as the Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Together, you'll put your skills to use for those in need in our student-run health clinics. Moreover, you'll do it alongside students from the School of Health Sciences and School of Medicine, giving you the feel of working in a team-based patient care dynamic. 

From Sleeping Giant to downtown New Haven, you'll also find plenty to do off campus as well to give your clinical mind a rest.

“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.

Career Development

School of Nursing on the North Haven campus. (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.,School of Nursing on the North Haven campus. (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.,School of Nursing on the North Haven campus. (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.,School of Nursing on the North Haven campus. (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.

Career Development

Clinical guidance and close career planning

Our recent nursing graduates had a 98 percent success rate 6 months after graduating, either securing employment in a wide variety of specializations, or furthering their education. This is due in large part to our extensive advisory program. Throughout your time at Quinnipiac, you’ll have access to on-campus career fairs, a vast alumni network of health care professionals and a range of career development services, which can help you with everything from preparing your resume to completing graduate school applications.

Admissions

Admissions

Connect, apply, enroll

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.   

Centers and Resources

, a student in the Accelerated BS in Nursing program in the School of Nursing, deals with a patient in distress Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus

Advanced learning facilities

The impressive Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences exposes students to cutting-edge medical equipment and resources.

Your future starts here

Nursing students attend classes in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art building with sophisticated labs and cutting-edge simulation technology that create real-life work settings. These facilities are at the heart of our interprofessional approach that hones leadership and teamwork skills by placing nursing, medical, health sciences, education and law students in collaborative learning activities. Health care has advanced, and our way of educating health care professionals has advanced along with it.

Centers and Resources

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