School of Nursing
Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
North Haven Campus
|Associate Dean||Lisa Rebeschifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assistant Dean, Student Services||Debra Fisheremail@example.com|
|Director, Business Operations and Administration||Patricia Gettingsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clinical Compliance Coordinator||Claire Puzarneemail@example.com|
|Chair - Undergraduate Programs||Katarzyna Lessardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director, Academic Innovation & Effectiveness||Cory Ann Boydemail@example.com|
|Director- Pre-Professional Nursing||Rhea Sanfordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director - Upper Division Nursing||Eileen Hermannemail@example.com|
|Director - Accelerated Nursing Program||Mary Petersonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director - Global Nursing Experiences||Teresa Twomeyemail@example.com|
|Chair - Graduate Programs||Laima Karosasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director - Nurse Anesthesia Program||Karita Kackemail@example.com|
|Assistant Director - Nurse Anesthesia Program||Karen Hurdfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director - Nurse Practitioner Programs||Susan D'Agostinoemail@example.com|
|Director - Online Nursing Programs||Laima Karosasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director of Simulation||Liana Kappusemail@example.com|
|Director - Education and Administration Nursing Laboratory||Barbara Glynnfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director, Laboratory & Simulation Operations||Darlene Rogersemail@example.com|
Nursing is a profession based on science, a culture of compassion, commitment to best practices, and connection to individuals. The practice of nursing is research-based, goal-directed, creative and concerned with the health and dignity of the whole person. The art of delivering quality nursing care depends upon the successful mastery and application of intellectually rigorous nursing knowledge.
Undergraduate Program Information
The undergraduate nursing curriculum, which integrates holism, fosters professional socialization for future roles and responsibilities within the profession. Graduates are prepared as generalists to provide evidence-based care. Bachelor’s degree nursing education prepares the graduate for entry into professional nursing practice and provides the foundation for graduate study. Three programs are offered: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for high school graduates, an Accelerated BSN program for second-degree students, and an RN to BSN completion program (online).
Graduate Program Information
The School of Nursing offers four programs leading to a Master of Science in Nursing: Operational Leadership, RN to MSN Completion, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition, those completing one of the nurse practitioner programs have the option to continue to the DNP degree immediately or up to two years after MSN conferral without reapplying.
A doctoral-level graduate program preparing nurse anesthetists is available for post-bachelor’s degree nurses. The school offers three doctoral-level post-master’s programs. For more information about these offerings, please see the Graduate Studies section of the catalog.
In the School of Nursing, the assistant dean for student services works with students to explore majors and career interests through individual consultations and group sessions, and guides them through a career development process. Assistance is provided with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, conducting a job search and graduate school applications. Students can participate in experiential learning through community service as well as internships, part-time and summer employment. A health professions career fair is held every spring at the North Haven Campus.
To provide leadership in nursing and health care through innovative undergraduate and graduate education that embraces holism, interprofessionalism and inclusivity.
To prepare transformational leaders in health care.
School of Nursing values include:
- diversity of ideas, persons and cultures
- supportive learning environments
- scholarly undertakings to advance education and practice
- ethical conduct in personal and professional arenas
- holistic nursing across the spectrum of health care
- interprofessional education and collaboration
- innovative learning methodologies
- systematic assessment and evaluation
- lifelong learning
Transforming health care . . . one student at a time.
Admission Requirements: Graduate Nursing
The requirements for admission to the graduate nursing program are detailed in the graduate portion of this catalog.
Admission Requirements: Undergraduate Nursing
The requirements for admission into the undergraduate nursing program are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.
The Policy for Advanced Standing/Placement, as stated in this catalog, applies to students seeking admission into the undergraduate nursing program. Advanced standing or placement is considered for entering freshmen who have completed college-level credit courses through a recognized college or university, achieved an acceptable score on an appropriate examination of:
- the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board;
- the International Baccalaureate; or
- the College Level Examination Program.
Quinnipiac normally grants transfer credit for courses appropriate to the chosen curriculum, completed with a grade of C or better, at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. Undergraduate nursing students who take courses at another university to repeat a failed course or to repeat a course withdrawal must do so at a four-year institution.
Transfer Students from Other Colleges/Universities
Transfer students should apply for admission by mid-November for the spring (January) semester or by June 1 for fall (August) entry. Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be provided. Acceptance of transfers is based on qualification and space availability. The nursing program looks for a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for consideration. Transfer into the professional component of the nursing program can occur only in the fall term. Quinnipiac works closely with the community colleges in Connecticut and elsewhere and recommends that students follow a transfer curriculum of study if their plan is to move to a four-year university. Students may wish to arrange an admissions appointment to discuss program requirements. Admission into the nursing major is limited due to program constraints.
Transfer Students from Other Majors within Quinnipiac
Students who have earned credit at Quinnipiac and wish to apply for matriculation into the nursing program are invited to apply for transfer. Undergraduate enrollment is evaluated on a semester-by-semester basis. Limited space has become available and transfer applicants are evaluated for admission. The transfer applicant must be a student in good standing and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Acceptance of transfers is based on qualification and space availability. Transfer into the professional component of the nursing program can occur only in the fall term. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Accreditation and Endorsement
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Master of Science in Nursing program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Quinnipiac University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org).
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program for Nurse Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Date of next review: Fall 2029
Certification exam pass rate: First-time takers: 100% (16 students)
Employment rate: 100%
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Both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in Quinnipiac University's School of Nursing are endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation.