When you join the School of Nursing, you become part of a supportive community with a shared passion for the profession. We offer many opportunities to get involved, through an active network of student groups, volunteer opportunities and a unique living environment dedicated to nursing students.
Our clinics enable you to work alongside one another as you put your skills to use for those most in need. You might join the Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association (QSNA) or the Graduate Student Nurses Association (GSNA). Students who qualify may join the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses. These groups participate in special outings, host guest lectures, organize fundraisers and volunteer in the community.
You also have the option to live in a unique Living-Learning Community (LLC) designed specifically for first-year nursing students. Here, you’ll have the chance to participate in specialized activities related to health care, as well as study sessions, group discussions and student-run social events. The LLC provides you the opportunity to meet with faculty informally to hear stories about their professional journey and discuss what you can expect as you begin yours.
Nursing Day in the Life
The Nursing Living-Learning Community provides first-year students with a daily support system, as well as the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with other nursing students and faculty.
Living in this unique community enables you to participate in regularly planned activities connected to health care, meet with faculty informally to hear stories about their professional journey and engage in volunteer activities with nursing students.
“Living in the Nursing Living-Learning Community was a game changer for me. Going into college not knowing what to expect is a scary thing, but being around people in the same major made my transition to college so much better. We are not just friends in the LLC; we are family.”
As a nursing student, you'll have the opportunity to join university organizations that connect you with other students of similar faith, ethnicity, identity and academic interests.
Health-based initiatives such as the annual “Walk for the Cure” and “Relay For Life” enable students to make a positive impact outside the university community. Our student nurses associations and international honor society open up a network of resources for students, as well as additional opportunities to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.
Student Nurses Association
The Quinnipiac Student Nurses’ Association (QSNA) is a university organization dedicated to providing camaraderie, support, mentoring and learning experiences for undergraduate nursing students. In collaboration with the School of Nursing faculty and staff alongside other university organizations and the surrounding local community, QSNA members uphold the value of teamwork with compassion for others. The QSNA is affiliated with the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA), which fosters the professional development of nursing students across the country. All undergraduate nursing students are welcomed as members of the QSNA upon arriving to Quinnipiac and are encouraged to get involved with the organization.
Sigma Theta Tau International
In 2006, Quinnipiac established the Tau Rho chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. One of over 500 chapters around the world, membership into Tau Rho is offered by invitation to undergraduate- and graduate-level nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, as well as to notable leaders in the field of nursing.
Each year Quinnipiac’s nursing students gain a global perspective on health care through various international service trips and study abroad opportunities that take them to countries such as Nicaragua to assist local health clinics in treating underserved populations.
Working with veterans is one of the nursing school’s great privileges. We partner with Joining Forces, a program that encompasses an interprofessional group of students and faculty who examine the health issues that affect our veterans and determine how best to address those needs.