Founded by Dr. Harry Rosenberg in 1999, Roseman University was created to fulfill Rosenberg’s vision for a more innovative, creative, and cost-effective pharmacy school. The University became fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in September 2008. Formerly, Roseman University was known as the Nevada College of Pharmacy. The name was officially changed in 2011 to mark the university’s expanded degree offerings.
At both campuses in Henderson, Nevada and South Jordan, Utah, Roseman University organizes its curriculum into blocks, rather than in traditional semesters or quarters. In the “block system” students take only one course at a time. The idea is to improve comprehension and reduce distraction by immersing students in one subject at a time. In addition, these programs incorporate hands-on activities to supplement traditional classroom seminar format.
Roseman university is comprised of the College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and a health-related MBA program. In the block format, students can opt to finish their Doctorate in Pharmacy in three years, rather than the traditional four.
Roseman University’s online degree options are hybridized in format. The most popular of these programs is RU’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program. The ABSN is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), and has the same approval as the university’s traditional BSN program from the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Roseman University’s online students can earn their BSN in 15 months while also getting the real-world experience of hands-on learning in a Southern Nevada healthcare facility.
All of the Roseman programs emphasize hands-on learning. For example, students in the dental program see patients as part of their curriculum at the new Dental Clinic at Roseman University, which offers affordable dental care for people in and around the Salt Lake valley. The region is also home to the Center for Diabetes and Obesity Research, and Roseman students frequently take advantage of the Center’s opportunities for student-assisted research.
It’s been less than fifteen years since Roseman University was incorporated, but Dr. Rosenberg’s student-centered approach to education stands proven. His school has already earned itself a reputation for producing some of the most highly knowledgeable and successful professionals in the healthcare industry.