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Saint Anselm College nursing student Mission Statement

In keeping with the mission of Saint Anselm College and the Catholic, Benedictine tradition, the mission of the Department of Nursing is to educate the Saint Anselm student nurse to become a professional who can:  

  • think critically
  • provide safe, high quality care based on the most current evidence
  • utilize information technology
  • practice holistically and collaboratively while caring for diverse individuals, families, communities and populations
  • demonstrate leadership in a variety of settings
  • engage in service to others
  • pursue lifelong learning


The Philosophy of the Department of Nursing is consistent with the Philosophy of Saint Anselm College, a Catholic liberal arts institution in the Benedictine tradition. The nursing program builds on the foundation of a liberal arts baccalaureate education and Christian/Catholic values and ethics. The Department of Nursing views nursing as a profession which utilizes both art and science in the provision of patient-centered care that is creative, goal-directed and evidence-based. The primary commitment of the nurse is to the health and well-being of the patient and society.

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