West River Health Science Center


West River Health Science Center (WRHSC) strengthens communities in the Black Hills region by providing coordinated nursing and healthcare education.  High-quality professional preparation through partnerships with local healthcare employers and institutions is available for students. Students pursue paths to healthcare careers that meet their individual needs and goals resulting in highly trained nursing and healthcare professionals.

WRHSC’s mission is to provide a pipeline into and through the west river Regental Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs by serving as a one-stop center for students and facilitating a seamless experience in their education.  We will fulfill this mission by:

  • increase visibility of healthcare education and career opportunities in the Black Hills region,
  • coordinate and develop student support resources,
  • partner with local healthcare institutions to identify workforce development opportunities,
  • collaborate with regional education institutions to define and develop healthcare education paths for students,
  • offer interprofessional education opportunities in support of a stronger healthcare team environment, and
  • educate and train a perpetual healthcare workforce for the Black Hills that is reflective of the population and region it serves. 



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