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Professor Karen Myrick draws blood from a research subject's finger while a student looks on.

Living what she teaches

Professor Karen Myrick works with students to conduct research on the effects from running on the body in The Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Students and faculty collected samples for analysis from marathon runners before and after the Hartford Marathon.

Passionate clinicians and educators

Our professors draw upon decades of experience, and also provide invaluable insight for their students into where the profession is headed. All of the full-time nursing faculty have doctoral degrees, and the majority of our full- and part-time faculty are actively practicing nurses or conducting research. 

Take Karen Myrick, who teaches best practices and evidence-based care, which focus on treating the whole patient holistically. However, her work extends far beyond the classroom. She practices at an urgent-care facility where she specializes in orthopedic sports medicine.

Student interactions are what Myrick finds especially gratifying. She was part of a team of faculty and students from 4 Quinnipiac schools and 6 different academic programs that developed a virtual reality patient-transfer simulator. Myrick also partnered with students and peers from Yale to study runners who completed the Hartford Marathon for acute kidney injury. These findings have been published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.

“If you can inspire or change even one student, you’re going to have an impact on all their future patients, too.”
Karen Myrick
Associate professor of nursing


Nursing students Lynn Aureli, Christina Camacho and Hannah Lefebvre collaborate on a laptop with plants behind them.

Collaborative approach

Nursing students Lynn Aureli, Christina Camacho and Hannah Lefebvre study together inside the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

School and Campus Life

A connected and driven community

When you join the School of Nursing, you become part of a supportive community with a shared passion for the profession. We offer many opportunities to get involved, through an active network of student groups, volunteer opportunities and a unique living environment dedicated to nursing students.

Our clinics enable you to work alongside one another as you put your skills to use for those most in need. You might join the Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association (QSNA) or the Graduate Student Nurses Association (GSNA). Students who qualify may join the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses. These groups participate in special outings, host guest lectures, organize fundraisers and volunteer in the community.

You also have the option to live in a unique Living-Learning Community (LLC) designed specifically for freshmen nursing students. Here, you’ll have the chance to participate in specialized activities related to health care, as well as study sessions, group discussions and student-run social events. The LLC provides you the opportunity to meet with faculty informally to hear stories about their professional journey and discuss what you can expect as you begin yours.

“Living in the nursing residential community has given me the opportunity to make connections and friendships with people in the same major as me, and it’s helped keep me more focused.”
Jordan LaCross '17
School of Nursing
A student sits in an Adirondack chair in front of the North Haven Campus pond with green leaves in the trees.

Quiet moments

The picturesque North Haven Campus offers several tranquil settings where students can study or simply recharge.

Two students sit in comfortable chairs next to each other in front of a window in their residence hall room.

Living and learning

Roommates and fellow nursing students Shannon Oesterle ’20, left, and Sara Santo ’20 study together in their Living-Learning Community in Mountainview Residence Hall on the Mount Carmel Campus.

Two students wearing Quinnipiac shirts walk down a path on the quad lined with purple paper-bag luminaries.

Teaming up for a cure

Nursing students participate in the American Cancer Society's annual "Relay for Life" fundraiser.


Jars of medical exam equipment, including bandages, applicators, guaze, tongue depressors, and cotton balls.

Real-life environments

Our students have access to learning environments that closely mimic the real-world. This includes the Standardized Patient Assessment Center, where students conduct mock exams with trained patient actors.

Career Development

Male student in blue scrubs and stethoscope around his neck talks with another student in the simulation mannequins laboratory.

Skills to care

Manuel Lara ’18, a student in the accelerated BS in nursing program, learns about community care during a nursing pediatrics course.

These numbers all but guarantee success

Our recent nursing graduates had a 97% success rate 6 months after graduating, either securing employment in a wide variety of specializations, or gaining acceptance to graduate school. This is due in large part to our extensive advisory program and list of professional resources.

Throughout your time at Quinnipiac you’ll have access to on-campus career fairs, a strong alumni network of health care professionals and a range of career development services to help you with everything from preparing your resume to completing graduate school applications.

Career Development


Outside shot of the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences with spring flowers blooming on the trees

Learning together

The high-tech Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences allows students to work with equipment and resources in an environment that emphasizes interprofessional learning with students from the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Centers and Resources

Three female students perform CPR on a simulation mannequin with medical equipment in the background.

Advanced learning facilities

Students in the accelerated BS in nursing program practice techniques to care for a patient in distress using the simulation mannequins in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on our North Haven Campus.

Learning integrative care in real-time

Nursing students start their classes on the Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, and then attend classes in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus in their upper-class years. The state-of-the-art building features sophisticated labs and simulation technology that create real-life work settings. These facilities are at the heart of our interprofessional approach that develops leadership and teamwork skills by placing nursing, medical, health sciences, education and law students in collaborative learning activities. Our facilities, faculty and learning opportunities will prepare you for the ever changing world of health care.

Centers and Resources

Our Work

Making the world healthier one patient at a time

Our students are active in addressing one of the greatest challenges of the world today — access to quality health care. Nursing students, faculty and alumni are making a meaningful difference, locally, nationally and globally. They work side-by-side with caregivers in the community and also are proud to treat individuals who have served our country and their families. These hands-on experiences give them the experience and skillset that they need to succeed.

Accreditation and Certification

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program, the master's degree in nursing program, and the doctor of nursing practice program at Quinnipiac University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program for Nurse Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

Date of next review: March 2019
Attrition: 0
Certification exam pass rate: 80% (8 out of 10 students)
Employment rate: 100%

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American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

Many of the nursing programs within Quinnipiac University’s School of Nursing also are endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Graduates of these programs are eligible to take the appropriate national exam to become a Board Certified Holistic Nurse at the basic or advanced level of nursing:

  • Bachelor's degree (HNB-BC)
  • Nurse practitioner graduate degree (APHN-BC or AHN-BC)