About this program
A high percent of our graduates are either working or in a secondary education program six months after graduation (2015 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)
Above the national average
School of Nursing students have a 26% higher satisfaction rate with their intellectual growth at Quinnipiac compared to national programs
Nurses assess health problems, develop plans for patient care and educate patients on disease prevention. With an expected shortfall of 1 million nurses by 2020, and nurses absorbing more responsibilities, career opportunities have never been greater. Nurses are in demand not only in medical offices, on surgical teams and in assisted-living centers, but also in new and growing fields, such as nursing informatics, which involves using patient data to improve the quality of care.
You’ll experience diverse health care settings working with over 300 clinical affiliates in hospitals, clinics, schools, private practices and home health agencies. Through our study abroad trips designed for graduate and undergraduate students, you’ll work with other health disciplines to increase your awareness of international health issues.
Our program prepares you to be an integral member of the health care team and a transformational leader in the field. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and expertise to advance your education with a master’s or doctor of nursing practice degree.
Curriculum and Requirements
BS in Nursing Graduation Requirements
|Foundations of Inquiry||12|
|Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing|
|Academic Writing and Research|
Freshman Year Seminar 101
Math Course (MA 275 or 206)
|Disciplinary Inquiry (one course from each of the four Disciplinary Areas)||13|
|General Biology I|
|Personal Inquiry (3 additional courses from 3 different Disciplinary Areas)||10|
|General Biology II|
|Personal Inquiry II (9 additional credits from the Disciplinary Areas or UC Breadth Electives)||9|
|Nursing Major Requirements||16|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab|
Chemical Principles with Bological Applications with Lab
Microbiology and Pathology with Lab
|Integrative Capstone Experience||3|
|Professional Component Nursing Courses||61|
The curriculum for the professional component is subject to modification as deemed necessary by the nursing faculty to provide students with the most meaningful educational experience and to remain current with professional standards and guidelines. Initial placement in English and mathematics courses is determined by examination.
Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN® examination, and qualify for entry-level nursing positions or graduate study. Those students contemplating applying for graduate study in nursing at Quinnipiac should refer to the Graduate Studies section of the catalog.
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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The bachelor's degree in nursing, the master’s degree in nursing, and the doctor of nursing practice programs at Quinnipiac University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036, 202-887-6791.
American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation
Quinnipiac's nursing program is also endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation.
Graduates are eligible to take a national exam to become Board Certified as a Holistic Nurse.
Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
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
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