Welcome to Southside College of Health Sciences (SCHS). Whether you are a student who is returning to SCHS or one who is new to our campus, this is an incredibly exciting time for you as you close one chapter of your life and open another. For some of you this may be your next big adventure following graduation from high school and for others, you are returning to school following time spent in the workforce to improve your skills, change career path or follow a dream you have had for many years.

SCHS has a long history steeped in academic rigor and excellence. Since 1895, our graduates have been unsurpassed in their achievements and dedication to the communities where they live and work. You can be certain that when you graduate from one of our programs, you will be well-equipped to practice and lead in the constantly changing healthcare field.

The faculty, administration and support staff focus on providing a student-centered approach to education, support of academic success and a service-learning approach to healthcare. Our small class size, outstanding faculty and support staff combined with the relationship and assistance of the medical center continue to make SCHS the first choice in healthcare education in the Tri-Cities and beyond.

I am honored to welcome you to the College and the rich tradition that is ours.

Cynthia Swineford, MSN, RN
Campus Director, Dean of Academic Affairs


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