Quinnipiac University
School of Nursing

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 health care 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.

A nursing student works with his professor to test a patient's reflexes in the School of Nursing


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By the Numbers

91% Pass Rate

Percentage of traditional undergraduate Quinnipiac students who passed the RN National Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN®).

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.

95% Success Rate

Percentage of our 2020 nursing graduates who were either employed or furthering their education within 6 months after graduating.

Transforming health care, one student at a time

Our unique approach to patient care has distinguished us as the only bachelor’s degree program in New England and 1 of only 15 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 Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, you’ll experience the essential role nurses play in integrated teams as you regularly collaborate with students from other health care 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 health care.

A nursing student wearing scrubs checks a patient's blood pressure

Why Quinnipiac?

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

Our 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 edition particularly illustrates the resilience, flexibility and courage shown by members of the Quinnipiac nursing community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought unprecedented challenges to both public health and education.

Click the link below and read how we are transforming health care, one student and one patient at a time.

Explore our viewbook (PDF)

Accreditation and Certification

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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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 2019: 100%
First-time pass rate 2020: 100%
First-time pass rate 2021: 77%
Second-time pass rate within 50 days of graduation: 100%
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 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)

Quinnipiac Today

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Healthcare Simulation Week gives students life-like clinical experiences

The schools of nursing, health sciences and medicine are coming together this week to celebrate the fourth annual Healthcare Simulation Week through a variety of hands-on activities.

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Professor goes ‘above and beyond’ for social work department

Laura Mutrie, the director of field education and an assistant clinical professor in the social work department, founded the Master of Social Work program and has done everything she could to help students succeed — even during the height of COVID-19.

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University community reflects on 9/11 — and the day’s significance

We invited members of the university community to reflect on the significance of the attacks of September 11, 2001 — and the time that followed — on their lives and in their respective industries. Here is what they said:

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Quinnipiac ranked No. 1 in nation for job placement after graduation for third year in a row

For the third consecutive year, Quinnipiac has been named the top university in the United States for successful career placement following graduation by Zippia.com.

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Class of 2025 celebrates start of in-person Welcome Weekend

Cheers and cowbells provided a resounding soundtrack for Welcome Weekend at Quinnipiac on Friday for the Class of 2025. As students gathered on the Quad to celebrate their introduction to Bobcat Nation, they were met by new friends and hundreds of faculty and staff.

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