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Centers and Resources

Overview

Facilities and resources that will prepare you to meet the demands of modern health care

The School of Nursing is based in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and includes a vast array of sophisticated labs and equipment that are ideal for teaching our nursing students how to collaborate with other health care professionals in realistic working environments.

We also offer strong partnerships with area hospitals and health care facilities for highly effective clinical experiences. As part of a larger university with Schools of Medicine, Health Sciences, Business, Communications, Engineering and Arts and Sciences, there are numerous opportunities to learn alongside students from other disciplines, giving you a wider perspective and varied experiences.

World-Sized Classroom

Healing communities at home and abroad

Each year Quinnipiac’s nursing students gain a global perspective on health care through various international service trips and study abroad opportunities that take them to countries such as Nicaragua to assist local health clinics in treating underserved populations. 

Working with veterans is one of the nursing school’s great privileges. Every semester, we partner with Joining Forces, a program that encompasses an interprofessional group of students and faculty who examine the health issues that affect our veterans and determine how best to address those needs.

School of Nursing students working in Nicaragua

International care

School of Nursing students travel to Nicaragua to assist in local clinics.

Library

Nursing student Brooke McMahon ’18 and Physician Assistant students Collin Dimier MHS ’19 and Tracy Campbell MHS ’19 deliver a baby during a simulated birth in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus.

Collaborative environments

Nursing student Brooke McMahon ’18 and Physician Assistant students Collin Dimier, MHS ’19, and Tracy Campbell, MHS ’19, deliver a baby during a simulated birth in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus. The School of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences collaborated to give students a more real world labor and delivery experience using simulation mannequins usually only found in world-class teaching hospitals.

Interdisciplinary Learning

Learning happens better together

Mastering theory, technology and modern nursing procedures represents only one-half of your educational experience. The other half involves developing your instincts as nurses, and the ability to assess patient needs and manage multiple situations in diverse environments. This includes learning how to operate as part of a care team, working with doctors, other nurses, physician assistants, radiologists and more. 

Our curriculum provides many opportunities to practice interprofessional skills. For instance, you’ll go through a simulated birth with a simulation mannequin or you might assist with a mannequin in cardiac arrest. Our facilities are active and responsive, and are meant to be as realistic and unpredictable as ERs, urgent care facilities and nursing homes.

The goal is to introduce you to what it is like to be part of a team. You’ll learn to think quickly, work collaboratively and better understand other care providers’ roles in different health care situations.

In addition, the Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education offers innovative opportunities for students in the Schools of Health Sciences, Medicine and Nursing to learn and practice together, to identify effective and efficient delivery options, and to understand and enhance each other's clinical skills.

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Current technology simulation mannequins and other interactive resources help nursing students develop the kind of instincts necessary to respond to myriad patient needs.

Building clinical skill and intuition

Current technology simulation mannequins and other interactive resources help nursing students develop the kind of instincts necessary to respond to myriad patient needs.

“It’s the reality of what may happen,” Brown said. “It’s a safe, controlled learning environment — and as close as you will get to simulating what goes on.”

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Innovative learning

In Spring 2017, we performed 56 simulated births with an interprofessional team of nursing and physician assistant students.

Featured Facilities

Interactive and intuitive learning

The 325,000-square-foot Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, located on the North Haven Campus, boasts numerous state-of-the-art learning environments designed to simulate emergency and operating rooms, and a range of other clinical settings.

To educate future nurses, we believe in simulating the front-lines of modern patient care. Our facilities offer expansive skill labs with anatomical models and equipment that mirrors what is used in clinical settings. Other facilities include health assesment laboratories and 7 high-fidelity simulation suites, including 2 operating rooms. Students also use 16 standardized patient rooms and a human pro-section laboratory. These facilities allow students to hone their technical and decision-making skills in real time and under the guidance of faculty mentors.

Students also have access to the extensive electronic and print resources available in the Edward and Barbara Netter Library.

Quinnipiac University Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Where clinical theory and practice merge

Classrooms in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences are equipped to enable students to practice clinical skills in settings that effectively prepare them for clinicals and full-time work.

Student Groups

Be a part of something bigger

As a Quinnipiac nursing student, you’ll have a chance to join several nursing organizations. The School of Nursing offers a student association and an honors society.

In addition, you'll have the opportunity to join university organizations that connect you with those of similar faith, ethnicity, identity and academic interests. Health-based initiatives, such as the annual “Walk for the Cure” and “Relay For Life,” provide opportunities for students to make a positive impact outside of the university community.

Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association


The Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association (QSNA) provides mentoring and support for undergraduate students, sponsors service projects and participates in events like local health fairs and clothing drives for military personnel stationed overseas. And each spring a group of senior nursing students attends the National Student Nurses Association Convention, which holds leadership activities and career development events.

Sigma Theta Tau International


In 2006, Quinnipiac established the Tau Rho chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International honor society for nursing. There are more than 500 chapters around the world, and membership into the Tau Rho chapter is by invitation only to both undergraduate and graduate level nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, and to notable leaders in the field of nursing.

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