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.
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
Winston-Salem State University, Southern University Law Center receive Gold Standard Accreditation from CEO Roundtable on Cancer
December 06, 2023
The schools, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and Southern University Law Center (SULC) join more than 200 private, nonprofit and governmental organizations across the country that have received Gold Standard accreditation.
November 15, 2023The Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness (Generations Center), a state-of-the-art community center, will hold its ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 114 West 30th Street, Winston-Salem.
November 14, 2023
For the past seven years, WSSU, in partnership with Northwest Area Health Education Center (NW AHEC) of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, honors this history by hosting the Healthcare Legends of East Winston luncheon, said Cooper, who serves on the planning committee.