Building a new home for the Jean School of Nursing

Saint Anselm College is excited to be in the midst of constructing a new state-of-the-art facility, Grappone Hall, which will be the home of the Jean School of Nursing and Health Sciences slated to open fall 2025. Estimated at 44,000 square feet in size, the building will include simulation labs, high-fidelity classrooms, student study spaces, and more.

Building on its strong reputation in the region for undergraduate nursing and liberal arts, Saint Anselm College is broadening its reach by educating healthcare leaders through new majors in community and public health and health sciences.

Through the Jean School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the college continues to shape compassionate leaders in healthcare with diverse classroom and experiential learning experiences to prepare graduates to improve the health of their patients, families, and communities.

Grappone Hall will include:

  • a 150-seat auditorium
  • a public health community space
  • a 7-lab simulation learning center
  • collaborative learning spaces for kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology
  • community spaces on two floors for students to meet and study

The simulation center will feature multiple learning environments: Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care, Home Health, Mental Health, and a simulated nursing unit with the full complement of support spaces, including medication, nutrition, clean supply, and a simulated nurse station.

As a school, we aim to provide all nursing and health sciences students with diverse interprofessional, community-based experiences to prepare them to improve the health and well-being of patients and communities, and address our most pressing healthcare and societal challenges.

— Diane Uzarski, DNP, MPH, RN, dean of the Jean School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Meet the Jean School Dean

Dr. Diane Uzarski is a nationally recognized healthcare leader creating a strategic vision to usher the college’s new Jean School of Nursing and Health Sciences successfully into the future. Her significant experience will be invaluable as the college continues to educate holistic healthcare practitioners in an increasingly complex world.

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Diane Uzarski