Called to Care

Modeled after the healing ministry of Jesus and designed to offer innovative programming to meet the field’s evolving needs, the William K. Ray College of Health Sciences at William Carey University combines personalized, faith-based instruction with cutting-edge curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities. Here, our students are more than just numbers. We prioritize individual success and invest in your future. After all, we believe in caring for our students so our students can care for their patients. Whether you are just beginning your healthcare career or you are looking to advance your qualifications, Carey’s College of Health Sciences offers you the opportunity to answer the call to care.

Healing Communities
Through Healthcare

The William K. Ray College of Health Sciences offers innovative programming to meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals. We prepare students currently working in the field with the knowledge and skills to advance their career and those new to healthcare who hope to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.

Knowledgeable professors who seek to uphold the Christian mission of the university teach within the programs, and strong community partnerships provide the foundation for students to gain experience in various practice settings. Here, you will receive personalized attention from experienced faculty who will assist you in establishing a career path tailored to your individual needs. Opportunities to engage and participate in scholarship, service, and Christian commitment abound within the College of Health Sciences.

Whether you are beginning your college education or continuing previous education, WCU has many options for you to explore. Come take a closer look at our degree offerings that are sure to lead to many career opportunities. We are committed to improving healthcare in Mississippi through the many educational opportunities offered through the College of Health Sciences at William Carey University!

Your Future Starts Here

Whether you are a first-time student or a working professional seeking to advance your career, William Carey College of Health Sciences has a place for you. We are excited to connect with you and guide you on your way toward joining the next generation of leaders and difference-makers in the global community!

Meet the Dean

Dr. Janet Williams

A spirited leader whose passion for patients has translated into a passion for students, Dr. Janet Williams believes in doing everything within her power to create advanced, state-of-the-art programs for the next generation of healthcare professionals. “At William Carey, we give students the resources and mentorship they need to answer the call to care, whether they want to work in direct patient care, like nursing, or in healthcare administration and education,” Dr. Williams said. “When I see a need for our students, I rally to meet that need. That’s the kind of support the next generation deserves.” Janet Williams has been employed at William Carey since 1990. She has served as faculty, director, Associate Dean of Nursing, Dean of Nursing, and now serves as Associate Vice President of Health Professions and Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Dr. Williams has contributed to the addition of many health-related programs which now constitute the College of Health Sciences: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Health Information Management, Health Education and Administration, and Pharmacy. Dr. Williams, a Mississippi native, has served as a member of the Mississippi Board of Nursing and has been honored as an “Outstanding Young Woman of America”, “Who’s Who in Nursing”, “Who’s Who in Women Executives”, and a recipient of the 2011 Women of Achievement Award. Dr. Williams was named Nursing School Administrator of the Year for the State of Mississippi by the Mississippi Nursing Association and Mississippi Nurses Foundation for 2014 – 2015, during which time the school of nursing at WCU was recognized as being the School of Nursing for the Year for the State of Mississippi. Dr. Williams was also honored for her contributions to healthcare by the Mississippi Business Journal as a 2019 Healthcare Hero.