School of Health Sciences
DR. PEGGY VALENTINE
The School of Health Sciences
I am pleased to welcome you to the School of Health Sciences website. As an ethnically diverse health professions school that embraces health equity in education, research and service, over 1500 students are enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing and allied health disciplines, including doctorate degrees in nursing and physical therapy. Students excel in their educational programs, on licensure examinations and in the workplace. Traditional classroom instruction, satellite and online educational learning opportunities are offered for students enrolled in the RN to BSN program. A completely online bachelor’s degree program is offered for nurses and laboratorians with associate degrees, and an online master’s degree is offered in rehabilitation counseling. An early admissions program is available for undergraduate students enrolled in Exercise Physiology who meet the criteria for the doctorate in physical therapy.
Innovative learning experiences are a part of every program. This includes the competency-based education model in health administration and RN to BSN, where students will be able to set their own pace for learning and completion of the program. Through our Virtual Hospital Simulation Laboratory, students gain hands-on experience in working with high fidelity simulators to strengthen clinical and professional skills. These skills are further developed through community engagement at the Community Care clinic where students provide free physical therapy and occupational therapy services for low income minority residents in East Winston. All students have the opportunity to engage this community through service via the Rams Know H.O.W. (hands on wellness) mobile unit, donated by Novant Health. Over 6,000 low-income residents who are uninsured and underinsured have been served by students and faculty over the course of the past six years. For students who are interested in studying away, international opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to visit Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, Ghana, Lesotho, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and more.
Research opportunities abound through the Center for Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities, where students can be linked with researchers and mentors for completing their health equity and health disparities projects. For those who are interested in becoming a minority nurse scholar, the Bridge to the Doctorate collaborative partnership between the Division of Nursing and Duke University School of Nursing helps students to transition into the PhD program. Cutting-edge learning opportunities are also available in the motion-analysis research laboratory collaborative between the Physical Therapy Department and Wake Forest University orthopedic surgeons.
I invite you to learn more about these and other exciting programs at Winston-Salem State University. As you peruse the website, we hope that you will consider the School of Health Sciences as your destination of choice in becoming a health professional.
Wishing you the very best,