Quinnipiac University

School of Nursing Quick Facts

The School of Nursing’s mission is to provide leadership in nursing and health care through innovative undergraduate and graduate education that embraces holism, interprofessionalism and inclusivity. Our vision is to prepare transformational leaders in health care.

Total Enrollment Fall 2020

As of Fall 2020, the School of Nursing enrolled 805 undergraduates across 3 programs. In addition, 317 students were enrolled across our 5 graduate programs.

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 805 Students

  • Nursing: 651
  • Nursing - Accelerated BSN: 83
  • RN to BSN (online): 71

Undergraduate By the Numbers

3.68 Average GPA

1196 Median SAT Score

25 Median ACT Score


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)


All full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees and maintain practice relevance through direct patient care, research or professional development activities.

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Faculty By the Numbers

12:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio in Lab

8:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio in Clinical

Facilities and Resources

The School of Nursing is located within the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. You'll experience the essential role nurses play in integrated teams as you collaborate with students from across the university.

The center features first-rate facilities and equipment including:

  • High-fidelity simulation suites with sophisticated mannequins that can be programmed with a variety of medical conditions and illnesses
  • Standardized Patient Assessment Center
  • Two fully functioning operating rooms
  • Skills labs that features the equipment used in real clinical settings
  • Human Anatomy laboratory

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Student Support

  • Personal advising throughout undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Dedicated nursing career development
  • Global learning experiences
  • Living Learning Community
  • Learning Commons
  • Nursing student organizations
  • Dedicated nursing librarian
  • Office of Student Accessibility
  • Health and wellness - Health center, counseling services, fitness staff
  • Spiritual and Religious Life

Career Outcomes

95% Success Rate

According to data collected in 2020, the School of Nursing has a success rate of 95% with a 79% knowledge rate. 95% of graduates are employed or are currently attending graduate school with 5% seeking or choosing not to seek employment.

Alumni Network

  • Acute care settings
  • Community health clinics
  • Home care agencies
  • Hospice programs
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care
  • Occupational health
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Primary care settings
  • Public health departments
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Residential care facilities
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Urgent care centers

  • Boston Children’s Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Bristol Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Community Health Centers, Inc
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Massachusetts General
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Middlesex Hospital
  • New York Presbyterian
  • Northwell Health
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Yale New Haven Health

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