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.
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.
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.
87% Pass Rate
Five-year average of traditional and accelerated BSN graduates who passed the NCLEX Licensure examination on their first attempt.
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 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 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 Healthy and Welcoming Community
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.
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.
Redefining nursing education
Hartford HealthCare Strategic Partnership
Consistently ranked among the best nursing programs in the country, Quinnipiac continues to explore innovative ways to prepare our students for the challenges they will face throughout their careers in healthcare. By developing strategic clinical partnerships with health systems and hospitals throughout the state, Quinnipiac ensures that undergraduate and graduate nursing students have the resources and hands-on training they need to excel before and after graduation.
Alongside established relationships at clinical sites with nearly all health systems throughout the state, our groundbreaking new partnership with Hartford HealthCare will play a key role in promoting the comprehensiveness of our nursing programs and advancing Quinnipiac as one of the state’s primary educators of nursing professionals.
Through this partnership, the School of Nursing and Hartford HealthCare will grow much-needed nursing talent through new educational offerings and job opportunities both as students are pursuing their degrees and after graduation by:
Identifying and innovating clinical learning opportunities and job placements for all students.
Partnering in delivering state-of-the-art, high-fidelity simulation education.
Offering primary clinical placements within the Hartford HealthCare system for each student in the hybrid Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) cohort.
Presenting all qualified graduates of the hybrid ABSN cohort with an employment opportunity following graduation.
Crearting a program for nursing students to serve as assistants and technicians in the Hartford HealthCare system.
Giving students a no-cost opportunity for patient care technician training and offering employment within a Hartford HealthCare facility as student nurse techs.
Supporting the development of a new Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.
Launching a certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.
Establishing clinical rotations at Hartford Healthcare for participants once the new Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program is developed.
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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.
Best Undergraduate BSN Programs
U.S. News & World Report
#3 Nursing Doctoral Degree School, New England Region
#9 BS in Nursing Nationwide
#9 Nursing School in New England
Top Ranked Veteran Program
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.
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
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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