The mission of Riverside College of Health Careers is to enhance the well-being and improve the health of communities of Southeastern Virginia and beyond by providing high-quality, undergraduate education in nursing and allied health; preparing competent and caring professionals for careers within Riverside Health System and the region. We believe in respect, trust, and teamwork among our students, faculty, and staff that positively enhance our learning environment; change and its ability to drive creativity and innovation that leads to excellence; health careers education that fosters excellence, compassion, competence, safety, lifelong learning, and self-esteem; meaningful community involvement and partnerships that result in improved healthcare education and community wellbeing; fiscal responsibility and resource management that supports growth based on workforce needs.

The College treats our students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders with consideration, respect, and integrity.  We use the strategic planning process to enable the College and its programs to meet evolving healthcare education needs in a variety of settings. In planning, we listen to our stakeholders so as to better serve their needs and improve educational programs and graduate outcomes.  The College provides practitioners who respond to the changing healthcare needs of Riverside Health System and other healthcare providers in our market area.

Riverside College of Health Careers is proud to:

  • Provide students with quality healthcare education that results in the successful attainment of credentials that meet or exceed requirements to practice in a specific healthcare career.
  • Prepare healthcare professionals who respond to the changing healthcare needs of Riverside Health System and other healthcare providers to care for patients and families in our communities. 
  • Prepare students to be life-long learners with appreciation for continuing their education to include advanced degrees and additional certification.

Riverside College of Health Careers is certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV),. The College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This institution is approved to offer GI Bill ® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency

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