Roseman University College of Nursing, South Jordan receives initial accreditation from NLNAC

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – July 28, 2011 – Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Nursing, South Jordan has been granted initial accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN).

Obtaining initial accreditation is the final step in the NLNAC national accreditation process, a process designed to measure the program’s commitment to nursing education and adherence to the NLNAC’s criteria for quality education.

“The accreditation process is an important one in validating the quality and success of our programs, and is the culmination of much hard work from faculty, staff, and students in the College of Nursing,” said Dr. Tom Metzger, Co-Chancellor of Roseman University, South Jordan.

Following an extensive self-study conducted by Roseman University College of Nursing, South Jordan, an NLNAC team visited the Utah campus in the spring for a site visit, and recommended the program for initial accreditation based on compliance with six NLNAC standards. The standards include: (1) adherence to Roseman’s stated mission, and administrative leadership, (2) qualified faculty and staff, (3) effective student policies and student services, (4) a curriculum that prepares students to achieve outcomes necessary to practice nursing professionally, (5) appropriate resources (fiscal, physical, and learning) that promote achievement for students, and (6) outcomes that measure and evaluate student learning in order to demonstrate that graduates have achieve competencies consistent with professional standards.

After the visit, the team prepared a report and presented it to an Evaluation Review Panel as well as the NLNAC staff, who referred it to the 15-member NLNAC Board of Commissioners for a final decision.

The site visit team was impressed with Roseman University’s innovative approach to education and out-of-the-box thinking, including the use of the block curriculum, and the active, collaborative learning environment created by the faculty and embraced by the students.

“The state of Utah mandates that nursing programs acquire national accreditation to ensure that each student is provided the highest quality education,” said Dr. Marlene Luna, Dean of Roseman University College of Nursing in South Jordan. “Receiving NLNAC accreditation validates to the faculty, and assures the students, and the nursing and medical communities, that Roseman University College of Nursing, South Jordan is providing the very best education possible. We are all very pleased with the NLNAC review of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, and with the outcome.”

The next accreditation review for the College of Nursing will take place in Spring 2016. Roseman University of Health Sciences is also regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

About Roseman University of Health Sciences
Founded in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning with campuses in Henderson, Nev. and South Jordan, Utah. The university is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. The university is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is an equal opportunity institution. For more information, visit http://www.roseman.edu.


University of Southern Nevada Officially Becomes Roseman University of Health Sciences

- Name change reflects growth of private, non-profit university -

HENDERSON, Nev. – July 5, 2011 – The University of Southern Nevada, a health sciences-focused university founded in Henderson, Nev. in 1999, today officially became Roseman University of Health Sciences. The university’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the name change in December 2010.

“The name Roseman University of Health Sciences name was selected to honor our founding president, Dr. Harry Rosenberg, and College of Pharmacy Dean, Dr. Renee Coffman, two outstanding individuals who played pivotal roles in the founding of the university and its growth into a vibrant and innovative institution of higher learning,” said Diana Bond, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees. “The change to a non-geographic name will also help the university as it continues its expansion in Utah and will ease confusion by differentiating it from similarly named schools in the Nevada higher education system. More importantly, it better reflects the university’s mission as a leader in transforming health care education.”

The university, with campuses in Henderson and South Jordan, Utah, spent months preparing for the name change, which included the development of new logos and university colors. The university is also launching an extensive re-branding campaign to raise awareness of the new name and the university’s continued commitment to educating high-quality, competent health care professionals.

“With our tremendous growth in Nevada and Utah, and particularly with the launch of our Doctor of Dental Medicine program in Utah in August, the University of Southern Nevada name no longer accurately reflected who we are and whom we serve,” said Dr. Rosenberg, Roseman University president. “We are a health sciences university offering an unparalleled learning experience, while also delivering excellent, affordable, high-quality health care services in Nevada and Utah communities.”

Roseman currently offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing through its College of Nursing; the Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education in Pharmacy through its College of Pharmacy; and the Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA through its College of Dental Medicine. Roseman also offers general and health care-focused Master of Business Administration programs.

Since its founding, Roseman utilizes a “Block Curriculum System,” rather than the traditional semester/quarter system, that emphasizes student-centered, active learning. The system allows students to concentrate on one subject at a time, enabling them to master the content. This system also necessitates that faculty teach using varied instructional activities for students, which supports active learning techniques and strategies, and accommodates different learning styles to promote high achievement. Classrooms are designed to emphasize active and cooperative learning, in an inclusive atmosphere with the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology. In addition to the didactic component of the curriculum, all programs incorporate experiential learning at internal or external clinical sites, allowing students to see, feel and understand what is presented in the classroom setting.

Roseman University of Health Sciences is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and each academic program is accredited or is a candidate for accreditation by its respective accrediting body.

About Roseman University of Health Sciences
Founded in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning with campuses in Henderson, Nev. and South Jordan, Utah. The university is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. The university is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is an equal opportunity institution. For more information, visit http://www.roseman.edu.