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.

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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®).

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.

98% Success Rate

Percentage of our 2019 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: 9%
National Board Certification exam:
First-time pass rate 2019: 100%
First-time pass rate 2020: 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

Nursing students examine a patient.

School of Nursing ranked among top 5% of programs in the country

Quinnipiac’s nursing programs continue to be ranked among the best in the country by a variety of prestigious organizations, including U.S. News & World Report and College Factual.

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Patient talks to doctor through phone in illustration

Course prepares health care professionals for telehealth’s evolution

The fictional Marcus Welby, MD, made house calls to patients too sick to see him in the office in the popular ’60s TV show by the same name. House calls are making a comeback — owing to the intersection of COVID-19 and technology — but patients are clicking video links rather than answering doorbells to see their doctors and other health care providers.

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Renderings of the newly designed student center and other campus areas

Quinnipiac unveils 10-year master facilities plan

Quinnipiac has released its recently completed master facilities plan, ‘Designing Our Future,’ which provides a comprehensive strategy and set of recommendations. The plan will guide physical planning across QU’s three campuses over the next 10 years.

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Experts discuss COVID-19 vaccines at community events

A diverse group of experts, including Dr. Reginald J. Eadie, president and CEO of Trinity Health Of New England and co-chair of the Governor’s Vaccine Advisory Group, took part in the panel discussion, “COVID-19 Vaccines: Empowering our Communities and Informing your Decisions, Part II,” on January 7.

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Nursing students examine a patient.

Quinnipiac nursing, Yale partner on innovative immersion program

The School of Nursing has created an immersion program for students to earn additional clinical hours throughout J-Term to help make up for challenges and limitations posed by COVID-19.

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