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Why School of Quinnipiac Title
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.
Programs at a Glance
Degrees for every phase of your clinical journey
We offer programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Whether you are just beginning your exploration of nursing, or are looking to enhance your skills as an RN, our programs give you the flexibility to forge a path that reflects your passion, strengths and career goals.
Your future may be as a generalist, nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist, or in specializations such as population health. Whichever path you choose, know that our dedicated faculty will prepare you for success in hospitals, clinics, schools, elder care facilities and many other settings.
We beleive that a nursing education should take place in the classroom, the lab and multiple clinical settings. You'll also have the opportunity to work with foreign populations through study abroad opportunities and various service trips.
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 '17School of Nursing
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.
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
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.
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 tangible 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. Every semester, we offer programs that address the health needs of veterans and their families.