Find Your Place

Apply your classroom and laboratory learning to real-life medical scenarios at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, or select from a number of inpatient and community healthcare affiliations that match your interests. Clinical rotations and preceptorships broaden your knowledge and skills, offer you a taste of the fulfillment that comes with providing exceptional healthcare, and give a better sense of the direction you can take your nursing career.

Immediate Application

The strength of Colby-Sawyer’s nursing program is early engagement in clinical experiences. As early as your second semester in the program you’ll spend two days each week in clinical rotations that include pediatrics, obstetrics, medical/surgical and mental health.

During their final semester, students will be fully engaged in a semester-long preceptorship, working one-on-one with a nurse-preceptor under the guidance of nursing faculty. Preceptorship settings have included hematology special care, post-anesthesia care, emergency department, cardiac intervention and pediatrics, among others.

Colby-Sawyer’s active approach to nursing education helps you to transition from the role of student nurse to professional nurse, building your confidence along with your skills.