Quinnipiac University (Nursing)

Quinnipiac University (Nursing)

Hamden, CT
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
60%
40%
student ratio
6,553
total students
$42,270 | $42,270
in-state | out-of-state tuition
February 1
fall application deadline
65%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
550
sat math
540
sat reading
550
sat writing
24
act composite

Overview

Quinnipiac School of Nursing

Quinnipiac University is committed to nurturing the academic aspirations of its students. The university's core values include "excellence in education," "sensitivity to students," and a "spirit of community."

The School of Nursing embodies these basic principles. It is dedicated to helping students develop the knowledge and abilities needed to deliver outstanding health care to a diverse patient base, work to address present and potential public health care concerns, and maintain professional and ethical standards throughout their nursing careers.

Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, the department offers the BS in Nursing, the MS in Nursing (Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner) and a Post-Master's study track.

Students who have an undergraduate degree in another field may apply for the innovative accelerated BS in Nursing. The ONLINE RN to BSN completion track is designed for licensed registered nurses with an associate's degree from a regionally accredited college who are interested in a part-time BSN in an online format.

A Rigorous Undergraduate Nursing Program

Because Quinnipiac's undergraduate nursing curriculum includes chemistry, biology, social science, holistic care, pharmacology, research, and leadership courses, students acquire extensive and fundamental knowledge about the field of nursing. They also receive preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). In addition, faculty who are specialists in adult, pediatric, psychiatric, maternal-child, gerontological, critical care, and community nursing provide mentoring to students.

Coursework, mentoring, and training help students acquire the skills needed to provide evidence-based, holistic care to individuals and families who come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Students also learn how to use current theory and research findings to enhance clinical practice. As a result, they graduate fully prepared to enter professional nursing practice or study for advanced degrees. In fact, students may apply to Quinnipiac's Doctor of Nursing Practice program as early as the spring semester of their senior year.

Excellent Opportunities

Clinical training takes place in a wide array of health care facilities including acute and chronic health care centers, out-patient clinics, community health care agencies, private practices, and hospitals. Clinical sites include Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Hospital of St. Raphael, and Mid State Medical Center. Training also takes place at Quinnipiac's clinical skills practice and simulation laboratories, and in the gross anatomy lab in the School of Medicine.

Students may also gain clinical experience by participating in the Mid State Medical Center Summer Clinical Internship program. This elective course is offered to students who have completed their junior year of nursing courses. The internship, which runs from June to August, includes a 36-hour workweek. Students must pass the program's preceptorship component, attend campus seminars, and complete written assignments. Those who meet program qualifications earn a salary and are eligible for tuition assistance.

Quinnipiac's Accelerated BSN Track

The accelerated BSN program was created for students who have already obtained a bachelor's degree in another discipline but are interested in earning a nursing degree. The program, which focuses solely on nursing courses, can be completed in one calendar year starting each fall.

All required prerequisites must be completed before entering the accelerated program, which can only be pursued on a full-time basis. Students must have received at least a "C" in these courses, which must have been completed within 5 years of admission to the program. Prerequisites include several courses in biology, mathematics, and psychology.

Students who successfully complete the accelerated BSN track are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, qualify for entry-level nursing positions, and may pursue graduate degrees in nursing.

Quinnipiac's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The graduate nursing program prepares professional nurses for advanced work in the theoretical and clinical practice of nursing. Candidates may choose the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner or family nurse practitioner track. Completion of the program takes three years full-time, or students may choose a part-time path that allows for full-time work in the first two years and part-time work in the final two years.

The family nurse practitioner program prepares nurses to practice at an advanced level in primary care settings to individuals and family members in all stages of the life cycle -- from childhood through late adulthood. 1000 hours of precepted clinical practice helps students develop the skills and judgment needed to diagnose and manage common and chronic illnesses as well as assume responsibility for prescribing medication.

The adult-gerontology nurse practitioner program prepares nurses to practice at an advanced level in primary care settings. It provides 1000 hours of precepted practice, which enables graduates to diagnose and manage most common illnesses, and assume the responsibilities of prescriptive authority. Graduates are prepared to provide high-quality, cost-effective and holistic primary care across the lifespan of adults.

Graduate students learn and practice their skills in Quinnipiac's Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the 104 acre North Haven campus. With 24 teaching laboratories, 12 classrooms, 16 seminar and team-study rooms, a SimMan suite of life-size patient simulators, two operating rooms, a gross anatomy lab, and state-of-the-art equipment, the center provides an exceptional learning environment for students.

The Nursing Honor Society

In 2006, Quinnipiac University established the Tau Rho chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the official honor society of nursing. Sigma Theta Tau supports "the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide."

Baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate academic excellence and nurses who have made exceptional achievements in nursing are invited to join the organization.

About Quinnipiac University

Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac University is a small, private, non-sectarian university that is located in Hamden, Connecticut. The university, whose student body includes 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, is situated next to the picturesque Sleeping Giant Mountain. It is only 90 minutes from New York City and 2 hours from Boston.

Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate programs, 22 graduate programs, plus a School of Law and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. Its small size makes it possible to create a collaborative learning environment where teachers work closely with students.

Small class sizes, a caring community, and easy access to faculty make it possible for Quinnipiac to provide a stimulating academic environment where undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students can achieve academic excellence, professional development, and personal growth.


Location & Contact

275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518-1940
USA

Ms.Joan Isaac-Mohr

Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Phone: 203-582-8600
Fax: 203-582-8906
Email: admissions@quinnipiac.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater/Theater Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied23,240
    • Accepted15,318
    • Acceptance Rate65%
    • Enrolled6,553
    • Female Applicants14,432
    • Females Accepted9,831
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants8,808
    • Males Accepted5,487
    • Male Acceptance Rate62%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Early decision plan November --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 540 490 580
    • SAT Math 550 510 610
    • SAT Writing 550 500 590
    • ACT Composite 24 22 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$42,270
    • Out-of-state tuition *$42,270
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$14,820.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,553
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.78%
    • Black or African American4.89%
    • White or Caucasian76.78%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.2%
    • Asian2.58%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races1.81%
    • Unknown2.64%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.25% representing 30 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students74% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 78%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations student government, Social Programming Board, Drama Club, Chronicle (student newspaper), dance company
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other text message emergency notification system

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Gymnastics No No No
    • Ice hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby No Division 1 Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty921
    • Full-time Percentage43%
    • Part-time Percentage57%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 6,408 students to 571 faculty


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