College of Health Careers

History

Riverside College of Health Careers evolved from a group of individual educational programs into a diverse yet unified college that educates nurses and other allied health professionals. The educational programs include: Professional Nursing (1916), Practical Nursing (1961), Radiologic Technology (1964), Surgical Technology (1969), Physical Therapist Assistant (2012), Nurse Aide (2017) and RN-to-BSN Program (2020). The leadership of the programs came together in 2003 with the purpose of uniting as one educational institution on a single campus known as Riverside School of Health Careers. The newly formed leadership team from the founding programs designed the infrastructure of the campus and construction was completed in September 2005. The result was a new educational campus (containing over 96,000 square feet) with modern classrooms, skills laboratories, computer laboratories, and a library with wireless internet access throughout. Our name was changed to Riverside College of Health Careers January 1, 2015. 

The campus is approximately three miles from Riverside Regional Medical Center (RRMC) which serves as the College’s main clinical practice facility. Today, Riverside College of Health Careers has nearly 70 faculty and staff team members and an average annual student enrollment of over 350 men and women. The Newport News Main Street campus is located on Virginia’s Greater Peninsula in the southeastern area of the state. Many exciting and famous historical, recreational, and cultural attractions are located on the Peninsula or within an hour’s drive of the campus.

Faculty & Staff

College Administration

Robin Nelhuebel, PhD, MSN, RN, RT(R), Executive Director
Deborah Sullivan-Yates, MSN, RN, Dean, Nursing Education
Charlene Jensen, DPT, PT, MMHPE, Dean, Allied Health Education, Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director
Terri Del Corso, MSN, MPS, RN, Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, College Disabilities Officer
G. Michael Hamilton, MEd, Dean, Student Success

Program Administration

Christina Barley, MMHPE, BS, CST, CRCST, Assistant Dean, Surgical Technology 
Beth Compton, MSN, RN, Associate Dean, Professional Nursing A.A.S Program
Lianne White, M.E.d, RT(R)(M), Assistant Dean, Radiologic Technology  
Deborah Outlaw, BSN, RN, Assistant Dean, Practical Nursing & Nurse Aide 
Wendy Unison-Pace, PHD, RN, BCETS, Associate Dean, RN-to-BSN
Patricia Brown, AAS, RDCS, Assistant Dean, Cardiovascular Technology
K. Hope Rash, MSN, RN, CNE, Assistant Dean, Professional Development & Distance Education


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