Learning Opportunities

Saint Anselm College offers one of the most selective and respected nursing programs in New England, preparing its graduates to join the fast evolving world of nursing as compassionate caregivers and leaders in their profession. 


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 Saint Anselm College 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 person and society. 


Clinical Assignments

Clinical rotations begin sophomore year. 

  • The nursing program provides clinical experiences in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, schools, and numerous community sites. 
  • The student to instructor clinical ratio is 8:1 or less. 
  • Students always participate in nursing lab prior to providing patient care in a clinical setting.