WCU's College of Health and Human Sciences provides award-winning professional programs in a wide variety of health care fields. Its faculty and students are involved in groundbreaking research and community service through on-site clinics and outreach programs. Students in all fields gain experience while providing care to the rural communities surrounding WCU.
The School of Nursing has been ranked first in the state by the Nursing Schools Almanac research team, in part for achieving an almost perfect rate of graduates passing the NCLEX on their first attempt.
Applications are now being accepted for a new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program that will prepare nurses as family nurse practitioners.
Western Carolina's Health and Human Sciences Building was designed and constructed specifically to meet the educational needs of 21st-century training for healthcare professions. This includes high-tech classroom and lab space for a wide range of fields.Learn More