BSC Foundation launches $8 million Health Sciences capital campaign

 Feb 25 2019
The Bismarck State College Foundation announces a campaign that will bring the Bismarck State College Health Sciences programs to the main campus, training students in high-demand healthcare careers to better meet vital workforce needs.
 
The project is in response to a statewide healthcare workforce shortage and to give BSC Health Science programs a permanent home as the lease will soon end on the programs’ current downtown training facility.
 
Moving the programs to an existing, vacant facility adjacent to BSC’s main campus will bring health science programs together on BSC’s main campus in a space that can accommodate more students, complete with state-of-the-art-technology and the equipment needed to prepare for the healthcare jobs of the future. A virtual hospital will be created in the facility to allow innovation and collaboration between the programs, providing more training opportunities in Nursing, Surgical Technology, EMT/Paramedic Technology, Medical Lab Technician, and Certified Nursing Assistant programs.
 
“The healthcare industry has huge demand for workforce right now, and employment projections show that demand will continue to grow,” said Dr. Larry C. Skogen, BSC president. “We are poised and ready to meet this ever-growing need. One of the cornerstones of Bismarck State College is our responsiveness to workforce needs, leading us to also work with the North Dakota State Legislature to potentially fund and eventually expand the new Health Science facility to accommodate future growth.”
 
The BSC Foundation has begun renovating an existing owned building adjacent to BSC’s campus for the Health Sciences facility. The location will allow for growth of the healthcare programs as well as the convenience of bringing more classes onto campus so students have better access to support services, dining services, tutoring, and more.
 
Naming and recognition opportunities are still available. For more information or to donate, contact the BSC Foundation at (701) 224-5700. You may also contact Kari Knudson, Executive Director, at kari.l.knudson@bismarckstate.edu or Cory Wrolstad, Development Manager, at cory.wrolstad@bismarckstate.edu. For more information on the campaign, visit the project website at bismarckstate.edu/healthsciences.