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Susan Reeves
Professor and Chair, Nursing Program
(603) 526-3795

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Rachel Parsons
Academic Administrative
Assistant to Nursing
& Public Health
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nursing and public health department

Powerful Partners: Colby-Sawyer College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center…

Colby-Sawyer nursing students train at the world-class Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 30 minutes north of campus, increasing their skills, practical experiences and opportunities as they enter the work force.

The Nursing and Public Health department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. The program features a nursing laboratory and interactive computer laboratory for clinical simulation. Clinical experiences in medical, surgical, psychiatric, and maternal/child, community health and obstetrical/gynecological nursing are integrated into the program.

Clinical affiliates include Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Concord Hospital, New London Hospital, Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), VNA of Vermont and New Hampshire, hospice organizations and public schools.


The Nursing Program at Colby-Sawyer leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and integrates knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences with professional education and experience.

Public Health…

This major provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts and focuses on the study of public health as a cross-cutting, interdisciplinary specialty area within the health care system.


Nursing and Public Health majors learn from experienced faculty members with expertise in ethics, healthcare, human resource management, management, nursing, organizational behavior, and more.

Student Resources…

Learn more about Colby-Sawyer healthcare partners, academic resources and career planning organizations.

Nursing Update…

The Nursing Update course at Colby-Sawyer College provides nurses who have not accumulated 400 of practice hours within 4 years, or who have been working in a specialty area, or feel the need to review and update his/her medical-surgical nursing knowledge and be aware of educational, professional and practice issues occurring in the nursing profession.

NCLEX Pass Rates…

Colby-Sawyer Nursing graduates consistently pass the registered nurse licensure exam with among the highest rates in the country.