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The need for Saint Anselm nurses has never been greater. Our nurses are competent, confident, and compassionate. They’re highly skilled, ethical problem solvers well-prepared to care for patients across the lifespan and in all health care settings.

Our nurses are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare settings and graduate programs. Alumni 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.

  • Nursing courses begin the spring semester of a student’s first-year
  • Student nurses start clinical rotations spring semester of sophomore year
  • Our critical care course clinicals place students in intensive care units (ICUs) and Emergency Departments (EDs)
  • Mental health concepts are integrated throughout the curriculum in addition to the mental health course

Exciting Nursing News

The college is establishing a School of Nursing and Health Professions to be housed in a new state-of-the-art nursing facility. Preliminarily estimated to be 40,000- to 50,000-square-feet in size, the new facility would include nursing simulation labs, high-fidelity patient simulators, classrooms, office space and other special features. 

Read the news story →

By the numbers:


of the nursing class of 2021 were employed within one year of graduation


to 1 student to instructor clinical ratio


of the class of 2020 NCLEX pass rate

I had better critical care skills, I inserted myself more, saying ‘I want to do that.’ So the nursing program helped shape me and benefit me as a nurse, especially preparing me to get through the pandemic.

— Taylor Cudhea ’18, RN Emergency Department, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Logos for recent career outcomes for nursing students

Recent Career Outcomes

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Catholic Medical Center
Duke University Health System
Fairfax Behavioral Health
Lahey Hospital Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Spaulding Rehabilitation Center
Tufts Medical Center
US Navy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Yale New Haven Hospital

Recent Graduate School

Boston College
Dartmouth College
Northeastern University
Yale University
University of Pennsylvania


You’ve done all the reading and completed your labs; now find out what it’s like to work side by side with a nurse in the field through clinical rotations. As a student nurse you will always participate in a nursing lab prior to providing patient care in a clinical setting.

  • All specialty nursing courses include clinical rotations
  • The student to instructor clinical ratio is 7:1 or less
  • Clinicals are completed in variety of settings


195 Hours
1:1 student to instructor ratio
All graduates complete a 195-hour preceptorship. You may complete the experience in the summer before senior year, during winter break, or in the spring semester of senior year. Opportunities are in New Hampshire and throughout the New England area in a variety of clinical settings.


In Gadbois Hall, you’ll find faculty offices, four laboratories, and multiple classrooms. You’ll learn everything from how to do a head-to-toe assessment to use an IV pump to caring for a patient with a spinal injury.

Equipment includes:

  • Multiple Adult Advanced Patient Simulators
  • Birthing Patient Simulator and Child Patient Simulator
  • Multiple Adult, Child, and Infant Patient Manikins
  • Pyxis Medication Administration Dispensing Machine
  • Functional Head Walls
  • Electronic Smart Pumps for IV therapy
  • Defibrillator, Ventilator, and EKG Machines

Additional Opportunities

At Saint Anselm College students are provided with a variety of transformative experiences and skills to further their engagement and involvement with the community and their peers. Some of these opportunities include

Blessing of the Hands
Community Engagement
Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassadors
Nurse Pinning
Probe and Scalpel Society
Rescue Team
Student Nurses Association

See additional student clubs and organizations →

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