Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University. Since our humble roots 40 years ago as a department offering a two-year associate's degree, we have grown into a school offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral level education to nearly 700 students each year.
Today, people are living longer, but more often they are living with chronic disease and disabilities. School of Nursing faculty members are working in teams to study how to improve transitions in care, such as from hospital to rehabilitation, and to optimize care near the end of life. As our nation begins to evaluate and improve its approach to health care, nurses are poised to be on the cutting-edge of patient care.
At Quinnipiac, we are working to meet the health care needs of the future by preparing nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, primary care physicians, and other health team members who understand the value of working together to provide the best resources for each and every patient. The School of Nursing is housed on the same campus as the School of Health Sciences and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, which enrolled its first class in Fall 2013. The proximity of the schools in the state-of-the-art Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences allows for unique and valuable opportunities for collaboration and enhanced learning.
Nursing faculty believe that caring means meeting the patient where they are. We not only teach our students about managing disease with drugs and procedures, but also the science regarding nonpharmacological options such as massage, acupuncture and herbs. In recognition of this, our programs are some of only a few to be endorsed by the American Association of Holistic Nursing. In addition, all of our faculty members have doctorate degrees – a rarity given the severe nursing faculty shortage in the nation.
In recent years, nursing has been the most sought after major at QU, and our freshman class this year is one of the most intellectually talented in our history. The School of Nursing is on the move and we aim to do great things.
With all the best,
Dean of the School of Nursing