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The WSSU School of Health Sciences is an ethnically diverse school that embraces health equity in education, research and service. Innovative learning experiences include a virtual hospital, mobile unit, free clinics run by students, and study abroad opportunities. Students excel in their educational programs, on licensure examinations and in the workplace.


Departments & Programs

More than 1500 students are enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing and allied health disciplines. Signature programs include masters of science in occupational therapy, clinical doctoral degrees in nursing and physical therapy, and bridges to the PhD in nursing with Duke University. Online and hybrid learning opportunities are provided in clinical laboratory science, health administration, graduate nursing and rehabilitation counseling.

Virtual Hospitals

Two virtual hospitals provide students an opportunity to practice realistic health care in a no-risk, high-yield environment. Replicating the clinical setting, full-sized high-fidelity manikins produce life-like physiological imitations of disease states and respond to medical interventions. Learn to perform tasks, interpret medical data, enhance critical thinking and decision-making skills and practice safety while building confidence.

Hands on Wellness (HOW) Mobile Unit

The RAMS Know H.O.W. Health sciences faculty, staff, and students provide free preventive health services to community members who are uninsured or underinsured. The mobile unit provides quality, accessible, and integrated wellness services to reduce health disparities:


  • Blood Pressure Measurements
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Glucose and Cholesterol Screenings
  • Health Education
  • Medical Referrals

Unlocking Cross-Institutional Excellence IPE Symposium

 April 10-12, 2024

Opportunities for exploration and learning as we delve into the world of Inter professional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP). Engage with global experts, participate in interactive workshops, and gain practical insights for incorporating IPE into education, practice, and policy.

Keynote speakers include John H.V. Gilbert, C.M., PH.D., LL.D (HON)., FCAHS
Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia and Meg Zomorodi, PH.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, Associate Provost for Interprofessional Health Initiatives and Director Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice, UNC School of Nursing.

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