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.

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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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EMS organization expands to keep the Quinnipiac community healthy and safe

When Quinnipiac’s Emergency Medical Service organization was founded back in 2019, it started with just 18 members. Today, it has grown to more than 70 members and has big ambitions for the agency’s future.

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Erica Adams

Accelerated nursing student uses skills she developed in the U.S. Navy to excel at Quinnipiac

Erica Adams ‘22 said her decision to attend Quinnipiac for an accelerated nursing degree was a “no brainer.”

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Alumnus' capstone project helped him find his home

The fast-paced intensive care environment and ability to connect with patients is what attracted Kyle Dineen ’20 to his current position as a registered nurse in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.

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U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rank Quinnipiac among the top

Quinnipiac continues to be ranked among the best national colleges and universities in the country by leading organizations, including U.S. News & World Report and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

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Francesca Marchiano

Oncology fellowship opens door to nursing dream job

As a Quinnipiac nursing student, Francesca Marchiano ’22 learned to combine holistic, compassionate care for patients with the clinical skills necessary to secure her ultimate dream job.

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