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Why School of Quinnipiac Title
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.
Programs at a Glance
Degrees for every phase of your clinical journey
Whether you’re just beginning your education in nursing or looking to advance to a leadership position, we offer programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
Our programs and dedicated faculty will prepare you to assume roles in hospitals, clinics, schools and many other settings. You may also choose to forge a path as a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist, or pursue a more specialized area such as population health.
We believe that learning should transcend the lecture hall, and blend theory with practice. You’ll have opportunities to gain practical experience in various clinical settings, which also might include study abroad or participating in a global solidarity trip.
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 '17School of Nursing
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
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.
Centers and Resources
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.
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
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)
Making the world healthier one patient at a time
Access to quality health care is one of the greatest challenges the world faces today. Our nursing students, faculty and alumni are making a meaningful difference treating underserved populations, both within our community and across the globe. They work side-by-side with caregivers in hospitals and clinics, and are also very proud to treat individuals who have served our country.