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School of Nursing

Our bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs will prepare you for a successful career in hospitals, clinics, schools and many other settings. Our graduates become leaders at every level of their careers and facilitate positive changes to healthcare as it relates to government, law and patient care. They are true advocates for their profession in the level of care they provide and in how they continually strive to improve the safety and well-being of their patients.


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By the Numbers

95% Success Rate

Percentage of our 2022 nursing graduates who are either employed or enrolled in a graduate program six months after graduation.

Clinical affiliations

300+ Clinical Affiliation Sites

The number of clinical affiliations where our students gain practical experience, including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and other health care settings.

93% Pass Rate

Percentage of 2023 BSN graduates who passed the NCLEX Licensure examination on their first attempt.

Transforming health care, one student at a time

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Our unique approach to patient care has distinguished us as the only bachelor’s degree program in New England and 1 of only 17 nursing schools in the nation that offer programs endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Equally important to our philosophy of holistic care is our commitment to inclusivity within the Quinnipiac community, the surrounding local community and the global community at large.

Our faculty set the example you’ll follow and are immersed in integrated practice through ongoing clinical experience and research. They bring real-life applications, teachable experiences and knowledge of current practices to the classroom every day. Through their guidance, you’ll learn to address the whole patient by understanding their physical, socioeconomic and emotional needs.

Purposefully located within the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences building, you’ll experience the essential role nurses play in integrated teams as you regularly collaborate with students from other healthcare programs. The knowledge, instincts and team-based skills you develop in classrooms and labs will be the foundation for your clinical and field work. As you accumulate experience, your skills and confidence will reach the levels necessary to handle all the challenges inherent in 21st-century healthcare.

A Healthy and Welcoming Community

Of the more than 50 universities Hallye Boughner ‘25 considered, we were the school she found that felt most like home. Learn how she found her place as an advocate and future nurse through our holistic approach to education, community, student experience and wellbeing.

Unveiling the name of our new academic building

A rendering of The SITE academic building at South Quad
The SITE is designed to maximize student-faculty collaboration, exploration

January 22, 2024

Quinnipiac students will soon have the opportunity to prepare for successful careers in a new 137,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, student-centered academic building designed to promote community and interdisciplinary learning that will be called The SITE, which stands for Science, Innovation, Technology and Exploration.
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Tuition Assistance for Aspiring Nurses

The CT Health Horizon’s grant will allow Quinnipiac to provide $10,000 per student per year in tuition assistance for qualifying accelerated bachelor of science in nursing students with the goal of increasing the number and diversity of students in this program.

Learn More About CT Health Horizons

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Recruiting and Retaining Faculty Members

Connecticut Health Horizons also promotes a faculty hiring grant that will support faculty levels across Connecticut's educational institutions and clinical sites. Prospective faculty members are encouraged to contact the School of Nursing to learn more about employment opportunities at Quinnipiac.

Email cthorizonnursing@qu.edu to learn more about the faculty hiring grant

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Why Quinnipiac?

Students share five reasons why they chose Quinnipiac’s School of Nursing.

Join Us at an Upcoming Event

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School of Nursing Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session

June 26, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)

Online Virtual Event

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Our Year in Review

Our annual viewbook provides a visual journey that brings our philosophy of nursing education and practice to life. It details the student experience and class profiles as well as how we continue to innovate in our teaching and expand our clinical partnerships. It also covers the many ways our students, faculty, staff and alumni have distinguished themselves throughout the academic year, be it through clinical excellence, community impact and research or earning prestigious grants and national awards.

The newest edition highlights the School of Nursing's work with community and clinical partners within the State of Connecticut to impact patient, family, and community health and to grow the nursing workforce capacity. It also celebrates the 50th anniversary of our first graduating class (1973) while demonstrating its innovative faculty, students and alumni that are transforming healthcare, one student and one patient at a time.

Explore our viewbook (PDF)

Our Reputation

Best Undergraduate BSN Programs

U.S. News & World Report

Top-Ranked Nursing Schools

College Factual

Top Ranked Veteran Program

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the Master of Science 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, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791.

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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 board-certified holistic nurses at the basic or advanced level of nursing:

  • Bachelor’s degree (HNB-BC)

  • Nurse practitioner graduate degree (APHN-BC or AHN-BC)

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: Fall 2029
Attrition: 0%
National Board Certification exam:
First-time pass rate 2020: 100%
First-time pass rate 2021: 77%
First-time pass rate 2022: 92.3%
First-time pass rate 2023: 100%
Second-time pass rate within 60 days of graduation: 100%
Employment rate: 100%

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*Quinnipiac University and the School of Nursing are no longer admitting new students to this program.

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