Health Sciences Campaign


Help Develop North Dakota's Healthcare Workforce


Bismarck State College has outgrown its current Health Science training space in downtown Bismarck. Current facility limitations and budget constraints have forced BSC to turn away students seeking training in nursing and other in-demand health occupations. However, the lease will be ending on this downtown training facility, giving us an opportunity to find a permanent home for these important training programs.

This new virtual hospital environment will allow collaboration between Health Science programs, using state-of-the-art technology to prepare students for healthcare jobs of the future.

Donate today and help us meet our goal.


BSC Foundation must raise $8 million make the Health Sciences Facility a reality. 
  • Expand space to allow for labs, classrooms, and future program growth
  • Relocate all Health Science programs to the BSC campus to increase efficiency
  • Integrate state-of-the-art equipment and technology
  • Increase student enrollment in Health Science programs and support scholarships

Provide students with direct access to campus support services and activities

BSC is Answering the Region's Workforce Needs

IVNClassBSCssmd25.jpgThe state has great need for a highly-trained healthcare workforce. The healthcare industry reported the largest number of job openings in June 2018 and is one of the fastest-growing sectors with a nearly 20 percent increase in jobs forecasted from 2016 through 2026.

Graduates from BSC Health Science Programs have a big impact on North Dakota. Graduates routinely achieve pass rates of 96 – 100% in national exams for nursing, surgical technology, medical lab technician, and paramedics. Of the 2017 Health Sciences graduates, 80% were working in their field in North Dakota, 12% were continuing their education, and the remaining were employed out-of-state.

             *Healthcare Practitioners and Technical, Job Service North Dakota, June 2018
Health Sciences Campaign Co-Chairs
Ron & Joyce Tello                        
Tony Welder 
Campaign Committee Members
Jim Christianson
Danette Welsh
Kevin Magstadt
Marlin Kling
Loren Kopseng
Marby Hogen
Email Kari Knudson, Executive Director, or Cory Wrolstad, Development Manager, at Bismarck State College Foundation, or call 701-224-5700.