Highlights of Alumni Who Majored in Nursing

We prepare nurses of the future with a curriculum that offers hands on experience and an emphasis on developing critical thinking, ethical decision making and effective communication skills.

Our nursing students start to develop their skills early--their sophomore year--and practice often. Whether in simulation or during clinical experiences, our nurses get experience in a variety of clinical settings so they are prepared for any challenge.

Our nurses graduate prepared to provide quality care to patients across the lifespan and in all health care settings. They are able to adapt to advances in technology and health care, and are leaders in their fields. Meet some alumni:


Clearly, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was the right place for Danielle (Salvas) Cantin '07 to begin her nursing career. She was thrilled when she was hired, since she had completed her senior practicum at the Lebanon, N.H., hospital. Recently, she was honored by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing as the state's Direct Care Nurse of the Year.

The dedicated nurse works on the pediatric/adolescent unit, which serves oncology, surgical and medical patients. Since joining the unit she has developed a special interest in oncology cases.

"I always sign up to be on the primary care team for oncology patients," she says. "I talk about the kids I'm treating to my co-workers all the time. They're really my kids; they teach me a lot."