About the School of Health Sciences
Winston-Salem State University
WSSU is a premier regional institution that consistently ranks among the best public universities in the South. Our programs provide flexibility to accommodate diverse life situations ranging from recent graduates to working adults and prepare you to employ the latest technologies as powerful tools for continuous learning, career advancement and personal enrichment. Our faculty and student learning environment develops skills, values, and a commitment to community service needed to contribute and succeed in the changing economy of the 21st Century. Our motto is "Enter to Learn – Depart to Serve."
School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences offers state-of-the art curriculum, using the latest technology and teaching methods, as well as extensive clinical experience, to develop the world-class skills required for success in today's changing health care industry. Our programs produce highly educated, motivated, clinical experts and culturally competent graduates who improve the health and well being of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.
Division of Nursing
The Division of Nursing provides professional nursing education that prepares baccalaureate registered nurses and advanced practice nurses. Our programs recognize prior learning and embrace diverse student populations representing a variety of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, and health care skills. Curricula provide experiences that provide effective communication and critical thinking used while executing therapeutic intervention, health promotion, disease prevention, and evidence-based practice strategies.
Through the "immersion method" of teaching, MSN - FNP students are heavily involved in clinical activities, interacting directly with patients and learning to provide services. From virtually the first day of enrollment, students spend approximately 50 percent of the academic time in a clinical setting. As the curriculum progresses, clinical activities advance from delivering basic services to developing and managing comprehensive patient care plans.
The primary forum for these invaluable, real-world learning experiences – and a major contribution made by WSSU – is the academic skills laboratory managed by the School of Health Sciences. At SOHS's two neighborhood skills labs located around the city, students learn to promote holistic health among a patient population that otherwise would not have access to basic services.
MSN – ANE students are prepared to educate future nurses who are clinically competent professionals while nurturing the values of compassion and commitment to patient service in every student. Students will be equipped to work closely with students in both classroom and clinical settings, serving as role models in demonstrating both technical proficiency and compassionate values.
MSN students, whether ANE or FNP, form bonds with the communities and people they serve. They develop commitment to the mission of education and the delivery of health services to all people in need.