Saint Anselm could not have prepared me better for my future career as a physical therapist. During my time there I was challenged, supported, and really taught how to think critically. Saint Anselm gave me the skills I need to pursue the career that I am passionate about.

— James Murphy ’15, Northeastern University Physical Therapy ’19


You’ll find all kinds of learning opportunities to conduct research whether as an assistant, on your own, or through a paid grant. Faculty work closely with students to ensure they have opportunities beyond coursework. Extra time in our labs provides our students with hands-on experiences and publishing opportunities so our students are coauthors and conference presenters right alongside their professors.


Pre-professional Programs

If you know for certain you want to continue your education after graduation in a healthcare masters or doctoral program then you can find support through our pre-professionals program. An advisor can guide you through the process while our variety of courses check-off requirements and prepare you for the next step.

We offer courses that prepare you for graduate study in medicine (allopathic, osteopathic, and podiatric), dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and any other allied health profession. The Chief Health Professions Advisor can help you prepare for this career choice.

Explore our Pre-professional Programs →


Healthcare Abroad

Interested in global healthcare or a different perspective on patient care? We offer opportunities for our students to grow as educated citizens and caregivers through international opportunities such as global seminars which are courses with a study abroad component for a week or more. A popular course, Community and Public Health Nursing includes a week-long international clinical where in the past nursing students gathered data and setup and ran health clinics in Costa Rica.

Read about our nursing students gaining clinical experience in Costa Rica →
Learn more about our global seminars →

On-campus Opportunities

Meelia Center for Community Engagement

Meelia Center for Community Engagement

We believe in contributing to our community. Through community engagement, you get hands-on experience in the field to support your work in the classroom whether its in nursing, public health, or health science courses. 

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Students outside NHIOP

New Hampshire Institute of Politics

Our New Hampshire Institute of Politics offers you unparalleled opportunities from the ambassador program to the survey center to participation in Presidential Primary Debates. You’ll have the opportunity to confront systemic health challenges and understand their impacts locally and globally.

Explore the New Hampshire Institute of Politics →

Faculty Advising Model

Strong academic advising is key to your success, which is why our faculty, the people who know the curriculum best, advise you on which courses to take and when. Every student is assigned a faculty advisor in their declared major. Your advisor will become your best champion, the one who helps you find research opportunities or internships, teaches your favorite course, and writes you recommendations long after you’ve graduated.


Additional Opportunities

Chemistry Club
Community Engagement
Saint Anselm College EMS (SACEMS)
Science Olympiad
Sigma Epsilon Tau Honor Society
Student Nurses Association

Recent Employers

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Catholic Medical Center
  • Concord Hospital
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Duke University Health System
  • Elliot Hospital
  • Fairfax Behavioral Health
  • Lahey Hospital Medical Center
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Center
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • US Navy
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • York Hospital

Recent graduate school outcomes

  • American International College
  • Boston College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Fordham University
  • George Mason University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Northeastern University
  • Yale University
  • University of Pennsylvania
Logos for recent career outcomes for nursing students