Colby-Sawyer College and Dartmouth Health have a dynamic, longstanding partnership that provides outstanding clinical education to Colby-Sawyer Nursing students in the state’s largest, and only academic, health system. In turn, recognizing the excellence in their education and training, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center consistently offers employment to 100% of Colby-Sawyer’s graduating nurses.

Dartmouth Health recognizes the challenges of joining today’s workforce and has developed programs to help new professionals succeed from the start. Colby-Sawyer graduates who take positions with Dartmouth Health will be eligible to participate in Dartmouth Health’s Registered Nurse (RN) Loan Repayment Program, a benefit that will help repay up to $20,000 in student loans for RNs employed at Dartmouth Health facilities.

Dartmouth Health will also provide a housing stipend to new employees, helping them find housing and providing funding to help offset costs like security deposits and other start-up expenses.

When you enroll in nursing at Colby-Sawyer, you become part of the Dartmouth Health partnership, and you take the first step in launching your career.

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“With such a small campus, it feels like everyone in the community truly cares about you. Also, being on two sports teams has given me a second and third family. And as a nursing major, clinical placements have played a major role in my education.”

Madison Quick ’23
  • Nursing Major-
  • Lacrosse Team Manager-
  • Student Ambassador

“I chose Colby-Sawyer because of the strong nursing major, small class sizes and close-knit community. I’ve been able to build amazing relationships with students, faculty and staff.”

Smriti Sharma Sapkota ’22
  • Nursing Major-
  • Newman Civics Fellow-
  • Peer Mentor

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program supports newly licensed Registered Nurses through their first year of professional practice. More than 80% of Colby-Sawyer nursing grads start their career with confidence at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center - and several of them are featured here.

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“The nursing lab is one of my favorite places on campus because it reminds me of what I’m working toward in terms of becoming a nurse. Clinical rotations at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center are amazing, and I’m grateful to learn from such incredible professors.”

Erin Gately ’22
  • Nursing Major

“Balancing academics with athletics is all about having a structured schedule and a daily planner. Also drinking lots of caffeine — if you didn’t like coffee before, you will now!”

Bryce Capunitan ’21
  • Nursing Major-
  • Men’s Soccer-
  • Sociology Minor
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Colby-Sawyer’s priority deadline to apply for the nursing program is December 1st. After December 1st, we will review applications through March 1st on a space-available basis.

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Distinction Makes the Difference: With a focus on student-centered, high-quality education, Colby-Sawyer has a four-year average pass rate of 99% on the National Council Licensure Examination.

Thankful for In-person Instruction: First-year nursing student Madison Comeau ’24 reflects on being on-campus, meeting new people and broadening her horizons.

The Patient Safety Training Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center provides a realistic, safe environment for the simulation of various clinical scenarios.

Dance Through the Halls meeting staff of world-class Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center - New Hampshire’s only academic medical center and Level I trauma center.