In September, BSC received a $100,000 grant from the USDA to purchase a roving simulation lab for BSC students who are training to be nurses in medical centers in Hazen, Harvey, Ashley, Garrison and Hettinger. Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in the US. According to the U.S. Bureau Labors Statistics, there will be more than 1 million nursing vacancies by 2024.
In May, Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation approving $8.9 million to expand Bismarck State College’s Health Science programs, and relocate the programs to campus. The funding allowed the college to remodel the former Unisys building adjacent to campus to create a 30,000 square foot virtual hospital training facility. With an ambulance bay, exam rooms, simulation labs and surgical suites, the facility offers a hospital-like setting providing state-of-the-art training to students in BSC’s six healthcare programs.
- Surgical Technology
- Paramedic Technology
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Technician (moving in Spring 2020)