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Academics and NCLEX

Students begin taking nursing classes during their freshmen year with Intro to Professional Nursing. Each course prepares them to take the Nursing Certification Licensing Exam (NCLEX), the RN state licensing exam. The NCLEX pass rate for Saint Anselm graduates is consistently among the highest in the state, and was 99% in 2012.

Our nursing professors are both scholars and active practitioners in their field. Most hold doctoral degrees and participate in a wide range of research interests that include community nursing, women's health family health pediatrics, cardiology, palliative care, and breast cancer.

With a Saint Anselm's BS degree, nurses are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare settings, as well as graduate programs. Graduates have gone on to practice in some of the best hospitals in the world and have risen to positions of leadership in hospital administration, nursing education, and the military.