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Doctor of Nursing Program Quinnipiac University

  • Hamden, CT
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 87%13%
    student ratio
  • 142
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


Quinnipiac University Consistently Ranked Highly

Quinnipiac University is consistently named among the best universities in the nation. The "US News and World Report" ranked it in the top 10 northern universities among 1,400 schools, as well as second in the list of the northern region's "Up-and-Coming Schools." The graduate physician assistant program was also ranked 11th nationally. "PC Magazine" has ranked Quinnipiac number 9 in its list of "Top 20 Wired Colleges." The university was also included in the "Princeton Review's" Best 373 Colleges, the "Fiske Guide to Colleges," and the "Colleges of Distinction" guidebook.

The School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University

The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, located in North Haven, Connecticut, alongside the School of Health Sciences, creates opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among a wide range of health care professionals. Programs within the school incorporate rigorous academics, supportive instruction, and immersion and residency experiences to prepare students for the important and ever-increasing role nurses play within the health care system. The School of Nursing employs nearly 50 faculty members dedicated to leveraging their professional experiences to ensure students' academic and professional success.

The American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corp recently endorsed the university's nursing programs. This endorsement places Quinnipiac within an elite group of 3 schools in the nation to receive this endorsement for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and Concentrations

Quinnipiac offers a clinical Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program for students pursuing preparation as advanced practice nurses. Developed from the former master's level nurse practitioner program, the DNP program offers a highly personalized, well-regarded academic program that also recognizes the importance of compassion, commitment, and connection to individuals. DNP students are presented with many opportunities to broaden their scope of practice and prepare for leadership roles in organizational management, nursing leadership, and advanced specialty practice.

The DNP program is available in two specialties: adult nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. Both provide a convenient schedule for adult learners. Full-time students complete the degree within 3 years, while part-time students complete the program in 4 years. Graduates leave prepared for professional nursing practice, and can provide holistic care for a diverse selection of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

DNP Program Offers 2 Post-Master's Options

Quinnipiac's DNP program offers 2 post-master's options for students who have previously earned master's degrees in nursing or related fields. Both 33-credit hour tracks build on the DNP core curriculum through an intentional selection of courses, as well as electives that incorporate a focus on educational leadership.

The Care of the Individual Track is designated for Connecticut-licensed APRNs. Students in this track enroll in 4 clinical practice experiences, as well as a brief immersion experience, to complete 520 hours of new clinical experience in areas of special interest. The Care of Populations Track is recommended for post-master's students without backgrounds as APRNs. This track prepares students for executive leadership positions or community focused care classes and field experience covering issues related to health care systems, organizational dynamics, and delegation and conflict resolution.

Students have Access to Cutting-Edge Equipment

In addition to addressing the creative and personal aspects of nursing, Quinnipiac's DNP program is also research-based. The program operates out of the School of Health Sciences building, which houses $3.5 million of state-of-the-art equipment. The 180,000-square-foot facility is also home to 24 teaching laboratories, including a clinical skills lab, an intensive care unit, an orthopedics lab, pediatric and neonatal labs, and a motion analysis lab. Additional equipment and resources available include magnetic resonance simulators, 3D workstations, a model apartment to teach care in residential settings, and the health sciences library.

Quinnipiac University--Creating Leaders in Academia and the Community

Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational university located in the heart of New England. The university offers 52 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs dedicated to establishing collaborations among students, faculty members, and the community. Graduate programs use hands-on experiences, public service, and individualized curricula with small class sizes to provide supportive and stimulating environments. Alumni of Quinnipiac have translated their on-campus leadership experiences into community and professional leadership roles, including positions as lawyers, nurses, teachers, and television producers.

Quinnipiac's 2 satellite campuses are located within a 4-mile radius of the university's main campus in Hamden, Connecticut. The university is conveniently located about 90 minutes from New York City and 2 hours from Boston. North Haven, where the campus housing the School of Nursing is located, has been listed by "Money" magazine as one of the 100 best places to live in America.

Location & Contact

Doctor of Nursing Program

Quinnipiac University

275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518-1940
United States

Dr. Lynn Price

Program Director

Phone: 203-582-8678
Fax: 203-582-3230

Ms. Kristin Parent

Associate Director of Graduate Health Sciences Admissions

Phone: 800-462-1944
Fax: 203-582-3443

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 45
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Optional and clinical practicum
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


83% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 80
    • Accepted 67
    • Acceptance Rate 83
    • Enrolled 54
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $45
    • Application Fee - International $45
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st April 30th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesRN license, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 575 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJune 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students142
    • Female Percentage87%
    • Male Percentage13%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students142
    • Part-time Percentage63%
    • Full-time Percentage37%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American9%
    • White / Caucasian66%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian10%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown9%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty25
    • Full-time Percentage52%
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%




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