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Caryn Sheehan, DNP, APRN-BC, CNE

DNP, Case Western Reserve University
M.S., Boston College
B.S., Saint Anselm College

Courses Taught

  • Dimensions of Nursing, Adult Health Specialty
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Health Assessment and Intervention (Gerontology Nursing)
  • Alterations in health I (Medical Surgical Nursing)
  • Understanding Suffering
  • Nursing Synthesis

Professional Experience

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner, The Wellstone House
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of New Hampshire Graduate School of Nursing
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner, Center for Asthma, Allergy, and Respiratory Disease
  • Registered Nurse, Optima Health, Elliot Hospital

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Sheehan, an alumni of Saint Anselm College, has taught here since 1996. She has published and presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on such topics as Quality of Life issues and Prostate Cancer Screening. Her nursing practice expertise is in Medical Surgical nursing with a specialty in Oncology and Hospice care for adult and geriatric patients. Her scholarly and research interests include men's health, chronic pain, cancer nursing, smoking cessation, the concept of hope, understanding suffering, and innovative teaching methodologies.


  • ANCC
  • Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • New Hampshire State Nurse Practitioner License
  • New Hampshire State Registered Nurse License
  • Chemotherapy Administration Certification
  • DEA Prescriptive Authority License
  • CPR for Healthcare Providers


  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association
  • Oncology Nursing Society
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Prostate Cancer Coalition

Saint Anselm History

  • 2008-present, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • 2003-2008, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • 1999-2003, Nursing Instructor
  • 1996-1999, Nursing Lab Instructor/Part-Time Clinical Instructor

    Books & Publications

    Professor Sheehan co-authored a nursing book awarded the American Journal of Nursing 2011 Book of the Year Award. The book is titled, Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients.

    Contact Information

    Prof. Caryn Sheehan
    Caryn Sheehan, DNP, RN
    Associate Professor
    Department of Nursing
    Saint Anselm College
    100 Saint Anselm Drive #1745
    Manchester, NH 03102

    (603) 641-7088
    Fax: (603) 641-7377

    221 Gadbois Hall

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