Nicholas R Nicholson

Nicholas R Nicholson

Associate Professor of Nursing
Director of Graduate Online Nursing Programs

BS, MPH, MS, University of Connecticut; PhD, Yale University

School of Nursing
Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci  465L

(203) 582-6542

NUR 408   Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice   -   Fall 2016
NUR 428   Community and Public Health Nursing   -   Spring 2017
NUR 620   Advanced Principles of Population- Based Health Care   -   Fall 2016


Nicholas R. Nicholson Jr. is an assistant professor of nursing in the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing. After receiving his PhD in Nursing from Yale University in 2010, Dr. Nicholson completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research from the Yale School of Medicine. He previously earned both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master in Public Health from the University of Connecticut. Nick is also a board certified clinical nurse specialist in Public/ Community Health. His program of research is aimed at understanding factors that lead to social isolation in older persons and developing interventions to mitigate social isolation. His clinical work includes nursing experience in cardiac telemetry, cardiac post-access, medical/ surgical and public/ community health nursing. Additional research interests include: depressive symptoms, psychosocial & chronic disease epidemiology, social support, social networks, animal assisted therapy, residential relocation, and transitions.

Research Interests

Social Isolation, Psychosocial Factors in Older Persons, Social Networks, Social Support, Residential Relocation, Transitions, Animal-Assisted Therapy

Curriculum Vitae