BS in Nursing
The goal of the Quinnipiac undergraduate nursing program is to provide graduates with a broad and basic preparation for professional nursing practice. The undergraduate nursing curriculum fosters professional socialization for future roles and responsibilities within the profession. Graduates are prepared as generalists to provide evidence-based care.
The School of Nursing prepares nursing students for entry-level professional nursing practice as skilled providers of holistic care for families and individuals of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds. Since nursing involves a wide range of responsibilities caring for patients across their life spans, the program utilizes a holistic framework throughout the curriculum.
Quinnipiac's bachelor's degree in nursing offers theoretical and clinical education as well as preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). The BSN program at Quinnipiac University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
Quinnipiac's nursing program is also endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation.
Quinnipiac has forged strong affiliations with health care providers allowing students to experience diverse clinical settings including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, schools and community health centers. View a complete list of our clinical sites.
Graduates of the bachelor's degree program are well prepared for graduate study in nursing and may apply to Quinnipiac's master of science in nursing program or doctor of nursing practice program as early as spring semester of senior year.
Accelerated baccalaureate nursing options are available for those interested in pursuing a second degree program. An online RN to BSN completion program is also available.
Transfer students are evaluated once annually in the spring for a fall semester start. Acceptance is based upon a minimum GPA of 3.0 and space availability.
Nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in academics are invited to join Tau Rho, Quinnipiac's chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International nursing honor society.
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Undergraduate Program Outcomes
Our bachelor's degree graduates demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas:
- Integration of liberal education for generalist nursing practice
- Basic organizational and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety
- Scholarship for evidence-based practice
- Information management and application of patient care technology
- Health care policy, finance and regulatory environments
- Interprofessional communication and collaboration for improving health outcomes
- Clinical prevention and population health
- Professionalism and professional values
- Bachelor's degree generalist nursing practice
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Curriculum + Requirements
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. The undergraduate program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
|Fall Semester, First Year|
|BIO 101/101L||General Biology with lab (UC)||4|
|EN 101||Freshman Composition I (UC)||3|
|UC||Fine Arts (UC)||3-4|
|or CHE 106/106L||Chemical Principles with Biological Applications with lab|
|or MA 107*||College Algebra|
|QU 101||The Individual in the Community||3|
|Spring Semester, First Year|
|BIO 102/102L||General Biology and lab (UC)||4|
|EN 102||Freshman Composition (UC)||3|
|or CHE 106/106L||Chemical Principles with Biological Applications with lab|
|MA 275||Biostatistics (UC-Quantitative Literacy)||3|
|or MA 206||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (UC-Quantitative literacy)|
|UC||Social Science II||3|
|Total 16- 17|
|Fall Semester, Second Year|
|BIO 211/211L||Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I with lab||4|
|QU 201||The National Community||3|
|BMS 213/213L||Microbiology & Pathology with lab||3-4|
|or UC||Humanities II||3|
|Spring Semester, Second Year|
|BIO 212/212L||Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II with lab||4|
|or BMS 213/213L||Microbiology & Pathology with lab|
|or QU 201||The National Community|
|Fall Semester, Third Year|
|NUR 300||Core Concepts in Nursing||3|
|NUR 302||Nursing Science & Information Literacy||3|
|NUR 304||Health Promotion & Wellness||3|
|NUR 306||Health Assessment||3|
|NUR 307||Core Nursing Practicum||2|
|NUR 330L||Holistic Nursing Integration Lab I||2|
|Spring Semester, Third Year|
|NUR 322||Care of Women, Children & Families||4|
|NUR 323||Women, Children & Families Practicum||2|
|NUR 324||Care of Adults with Complex Health Needs I||4|
|NUR 325||Adult Care Practicum I||2|
|NUR 326||Pathophysiology & Pharmacotherapy I||2|
|NUR 340L||Holistic Nursing Integration Lab II||2|
|Fall Semester, Fourth Year|
|NUR 400||Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing||3|
|NUR 401||Psychiatric-Mental Health Practicum||2|
|NUR 408||Research & Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||2|
|NUR 424||Care of Adults with Complex Health Needs II||3|
|NUR 425||Adult Care Practicum II||2|
|NUR 426||Pathophysiology & Pharmacotherapy II||2|
|NUR 430L||Holistic Nursing Integration Lab III||2|
|Spring Semester, Fourth Year|
|NUR 428||Community & Public Health Nursing||3|
|NUR 429||Community & Public Health Nursing Practicum||2|
|NUR 432||Contemporary Issues & Roles in Nursing||3|
|NUR 433||Capstone Practicum||2|
|NUR 434L||Capstone Seminar Lab||1|
|QU 301||Seminar on the Global Community||3|
|NUR 440L||Holistic Nursing Integration Lab IV||2|
Total Credits: 127
The curriculum for the professional component is subject to modification as deemed necessary by the nursing faculty to provide students with the most meaningful educational experience. Initial placement in English and mathematics courses is determined by examination. The minimum mathematics requirement is MA 275 or its equivalent. Courses must be taken in the semester indicated unless prior approval is obtained from the student's academic adviser.
Accelerated BSN Track for Second Degree Students
The accelerated BSN program is for individuals with a non-nursing undergraduate degree who wish to become a nurse. Accelerated BSN students begin in August and complete a traditional junior year curriculum in the nursing program and then an intensive senior summer session ending in August. The accelerated BSN must be pursued on a full-time basis and consists of one full calendar year. Learn more
Other Undergraduate Information
Select learning experiences in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, schools and community health agencies begin with the first nursing course and continue throughout the program. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from clinical agencies.
CPR Certification for the Health Care Provider must be obtained before enrolling in any nursing course and kept current through graduation from the program.
The school has several additional health requirements in addition to those specified by the admissions office. Submission of documentation of a physical examination and PPD on the form supplied by the School of Nursing is required of all students upon admission to the pre-professional component and annually thereafter. If the student has a positive PPD or has previously received BCG vaccine, a chest X-ray is required. Documentation of hepatitis B vaccination (or signed waiver declining immunization), proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella, and current tetanus booster is required upon admission to the professional component. Some clinical sites may have additional health or clinical requirements.
A completed criminal background check is now required of each student in the School of Nursing. This has become necessary as many agencies now require that students have a background check before beginning clinical experiences. Quinnipiac University currently uses a third-party vendor to conduct background checks for students in all of our health professional programs. Since background checks vary, all undergraduate and graduate nursing students must obtain the background check from the Quinnipiac University vendor regardless of whether they have had additional checks at their place of employment. Further details about cost and procedures will be provided by the nursing school's clinical coordinators and the criminal background check policy is posted on the Nursing Student Community Blackboard website. Students who do not pass the background check may not be able to fully matriculate into the clinical portion of the program.
Given that nursing is a practice discipline, there are certain performance expectations that must be met. To that end, the School of Nursing has developed a set of guidelines known as technical standards. They are intended to ensure the safety of the student and those who are entrusted to his/her care. The technical standards include: sensory, communication, motor, intellectual/conceptual abilities, and behavioral, social, and professional attributes.
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