Nursing students and faculty in the spotlight

Our students and faculty are accomplishing great things. Below, you'll find some of their work and achievements. This page will be updated frequently as their accomplishments continue to roll in. 

Featured Work

Nursing student Sophia Dee checks blood pressure during Quinnipiac's annual Falls Prevention Day Thursday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the university's North Haven Campus. The event is free and open to area senior citizens. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

In the community

Nursing student Sophia Dee checks blood pressure during Quinnipiac's annual Falls Prevention Day Thursday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Featured Work

Safety first

Every September students from the School of Nursing join forces with students from the Schools of Medicine and School of Health Sciences to help local senior citizens learn how to prevent fall-related injuries. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. The free annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day is held on the North Haven Campus.

Seniors visit a model apartment at Quinnipiac that is set up with fall risks, including rugs that aren't properly anchored or walkers that are poorly maintained. Participants learn about the importance of finding a good balance and exercise program; monitoring medications with physicians or pharmacists; and having regular vision and hearing checks. 

Publications and Journals

Still lifes of publications in the Arnold Bernhard Library on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Conn. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Ideas fit for print

Nursing faculty and students publish work in publications such as “Holistic Nursing” and the “Journal of Nursing Education."

Our faculty members are practicing nurses with a wealth of clinical experience, who love what they do. Perhaps just as much, they love inspiring that same kind of passion in future generations of nurses, and encourage their students through example to make their own contributions to the field.

Faculty in the Quinnipiac School of Nursing don’t just remain current on innovative nursing practices and procedures — they have a hand in their creation. Professors regularly participate in grant-funded research, publish in numerous trade journals and periodicals, contribute their work to medical and nursing textbooks and present their many insights at conferences and summits nationwide.


  • Journal of Clinical Simulation
  • Journal of Holistic Nursing
  • Journal of Nursing Administration
  • Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
  • Journal of Nursing Education and Practice
  • Advances in Nursing Science
  • Clinical Simulation in Nursing
  • International Journal for Human Caring
  • Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing


  • American Holistic Nurses Core Curriculum (2nd ed.)
    Sudbury, Mass.: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators: Making it Real.  
    New York: Springer
  • Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (6th ed.)
    Sudbury, Mass.: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care (3rd ed.) (pp. 50-73). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones & Bartlett


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Summit 
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • International Technology Conference
  • American Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference
  • National League for Nursing Education Summit
  • Connecticut Sigma Theta Tau Collaborative Research Day
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Summit

Clinical Partnerships and Affiliations

Exterior view of MidState Medical Center circa October 2012. Image provided to Quinnipiac January 2013 for use in Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine view book.

Partnerships that strengthen learning

MidState Medical Center is one of the school's primary clinical partners.


Partners in practice

All of our nursing programs have substantial clinical components, and we have a diverse range of affiliations with health care providers that can offer valuable practical experience in whichever specialization you plan to pursue. With our extensive partnerships and clinical affiliations, you’ll find the particular field that’s right for you. And you’ll also be able to explore opportunities working in a variety of private primary care, specialty and college health settings.

Clinical Partnerships

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
  • Middlesex Hospital and Middlesex Hospital Homecare
  • Midstate Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center


Quinnipiac University Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Student Groups

Faculty and students in the School of Nursing are regularly engaged in an array of research projects, case studies and mentored scholarship activities. Our work is dedicated to improving the teaching experience, advancing the science of nursing and improving health outcomes for the elderly, chronically ill and medically complex patients residing in underserved communities.  

One such case study focused on the effect of a mother and recovering heroine addict's methadone use on her newborn child. Five School of Nursing Faculty members co-authored the paper "Born for Recovery,", published in the National Center For Case Study Teaching in Science. The study allowed students to explore the effects of drug dependency during pregnancy, as well as the nursing assessment and intervention methods for a mother and child following maternal methadone use. Students also learned how to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

Student Involvement

Be a part of something bigger

As a Quinnipiac nursing student you’ll have a chance to join several nursing organizations, such as the Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association, which provides mentoring and support for undergraduate students, sponsors service projects and participates in events like local health fairs and clothing drives for military personnel stationed overseas. And each spring a group of senior nursing students attends the National Student Nurses Association Convention, which holds leadership activities and career development events.  

In 2006, Quinnipiac established the Tau Rho chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International honor society for nursing. There are more than 500 chapters around the world, and membership into the Tau Rho chapter is by invitation only to both undergraduate and graduate level nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, and to notable leaders in the field of nursing.

Quinnipiac University freshman roommates and fellow nursing students Sophia Pirro (left), Katie Brendemuehl (pink top), and Shannon Oesterle (dark short sleeve shirt) study together Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at Mountainview Residence Hall on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus. Nursing students are grouped in the Living Learning Community  to foster a strong sense of community amongst nursing students. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Forming a support system

Freshmen nursing students and roommates study together in the nursing Living Learning Community. From left: Sophia Pirro, Katie Brendemuehl and Shannon Oesterle.

Quinnipiac supports a culture of community, collaboration and inclusiveness. The Nursing Living and Learning Community, a special residential interest community, provides students with a daily support system, as well as the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with other nursing students and faculty.

Nursing students are also encouraged to take part in organizations that connect them with those of similar faith, ethnicity, identity and academic interests. Health-based initiatives, such as the annual “Walk for the Cure” and “Relay For Life,” provide opportunities for students to make a positive impact outside of their emergency room rotations.

Student activities and academic groups

  • Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association (QSNA)
  • Nursing Honor Society (Tau Rho)
  • Cultural Identity Groups
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities 
  • Nursing Living and Learning Community
  • Relay for Life
  • Walk For The Cure (JDRF)
  • QU Eats
  • Student Veteran Association (SVO)
  • Cancer Support Group
  • VITA (Pro-Life Awareness)
  • Recreational Groups

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