A professor and student take the pulse of an infant mannequin in the simulation hospital room with medical equipment.

Why School of Nursing?

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Faculty Spotlight

Making our success about your success

In more than 15 years as a member of the School of Nursing faculty, Professor Laima Karosas has implemented numerous changes that have improved program curriculums and outcomes, and helped graduating nurses secure better job placements and fellowship opportunities.

For her contributions to nursing policy and education, Karosas was inducted into the presigious American Academy of Nursing Practitioners (AANP), a professional organization that examines efficacy of health policy and practice, and advances them for the benefit of the public and the nursing profession.

Karosas views her membership as an opportunity to leverage the AANPs vast network of information and resources toward keeping pace with an evolving profession, and advancing the School of Nursing programs.

“This is just another thing that will force us to continually evaluate what we are teaching, and prepare our students to jump right into practice,” said Karosas. "Seeing the outcomes of our students and their success is most gratifying."

Professor Laima Karosas holds up her hands as she speaks to a class.

Nationally recognized

Professor Laima Karosas teaches Family Health Practicum & Seminar IV Thursday, August 31, 2017 in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus

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An individualized learning experience

Our simulation labs give our students essential learning experiences to safely make mistakes and learn from them — while gaining confidence in the clinical setting.

Experiential Learning

As close to clinical as possible

Our classrooms and training facilities reflect the clinical environments you'll be working in, and are equipped with some of the most advanced interactive training tools offered in health sciences education.

Among these are an entire suite of full-body adult, pediatric and neonatal simulators. These interactive mannequins breathe, have pulses and display a range of neurological and physiological symptoms, including seizure, hypertension, tachycardia and airway complications. They enable students to complete simple and complex assessments, as well as procedures ranging from medication administration to ventilation. Moreover, they also allow them to practice teamwork and communication skills within real patient scenarios. 

Philip Santos Moreira uses a stethescope to listen to a mannequin's heart beat in a simulation hospital room.

Testing skills in real-time

Philip Santos Moreira, a student in the Accelerated BS in Nursing program, responds to a patient in distress.

Of course, modern health care relies on something of even greater importance than technology: the seamless collaboration of nurses with many others in the medical professions. Our close proximity to the School of Health Sciences and School of Medicine make it possible for you to work with future doctors, physician assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists and others. You'll learn how to communicate and work cooperatively within a patient-care team, an essential skill for giving accurate diagnoses and delivering the highest quality treatment possible.

A student practices placing a breathing tube on a simulation mannequin

Clinical practice

Sally Leahy '18, a student in the Accelerated BS in Nursing program, participates in a clinical skills lab in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Rankings and Distinctions

Equipping future health care leaders

Our programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and our Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia. Programs within the school also hold an endorsement from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation.

Our programs blend a culture of compassion with a commitment to mastering the technological and sociological challenges of 21st-century health care. Knowledgeable, capable and adaptable, our graduates are able to embrace change and step seamlessly into the role of patient-care team leader in a range of clinical settings. 

Two students examine newborn simulation mannequins in hospital bassinets

Bright beginnings

Hayley Listmann '18 learns how to examine a newborn using a simulation mannequin.


Well Placed

Our graduates don’t simply meet expectations — they exceed them. This is evident in their test scores, as well as in their job placement success. Ninety-seven percent of our 2017 graduates have jobs or are furthering their education within 6 months of graduating.

What our Graduates are Doing

What our graduates are doing

The School of Nursing’s far-reaching network of successful alumni is a valuable resource for current students and graduates, and they continue to be a part of the Quinnipiac community by mentoring students and helping in the job search when the time comes.

Our recent graduates are excelling in a range of positions. They are currently serving as chief nursing officers and staff nurses, as well as working in exciting fellowships in community health care networks. 

Dana Garvey '03 smiles with her hand on a computer mouse in a hospital room in Mid-State Medical Center
“The goal is to not only treat the medical problem that brought the patient to the ER, but also to address the psychological and social issues that can coincide with aging and make the patient more likely to return.”
Dana Garvey '03
Dana Garvey is a registered nurse at Mid-State Medical Center, in Meriden, Connecticut. Dana led a multidisciplinary committee responsible for improving the ER experience for elderly patients.