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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

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SOHS Events

  • WSSU ranks high on national lists in 2022-23

    November 30, 2022

    Winston-Salem State University ranks high on a diverse group of national lists, especially in the areas of value, affordability, and student success.

    Here is a list of some of WSSU’s notable rankings for 2022-2023.

  • WSSU earns high ranking for its online Master of Healthcare Administration program

    October 26, 2022

    Winston-Salem State University has earned a high ranking for its online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. named the WSSU online MHA program no. 5 in the nation based on quality, accessibility, affordability and commitment to student success. 

  • Winston-Salem State receives a grant from the Thurgood Marshall Foundation

    October 12, 2022

    Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $30,000.00 grant from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund led by Dr. Karen T. Williams, Director of the A. H. Ray Student Health Center, to conduct rapid COVID testing of students who present with symptoms of COVID and testing of students who are exposed to COVID.

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