Formerly University of Southern Nevada, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, independent, nonprofit institution of higher learning with a focus health care education. The university has campuses in Henderson, Nevada, and South Jordan, Utah.
In Nevada, Roseman offers a bachelors of science and an accelerated bachelors of science in nursing through its College of Nursing; a doctorate program and professional continuing education in pharmacy through its College of Pharmacy; and an advanced education in orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA through its College of Dental Medicine. Roseman also offers general and health care–focused masters of business administration.
Roseman utilizes a “Block Curriculum System”— rather than a traditional semester-and-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 more thoroughly. This system also requires that faculty use varied instructional activities for students, which supports active-learning techniques and strategies that accommodate different learning styles to promote high achievement for all. The 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. This allows students to see, feel and understand what is being 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.
January 12, 2011 - The University of Southern Nevada formally announced today the change of its name effective July 1, 2011 to Roseman University of Health Sciences. The preparations for transitioning to the new name are underway.
In a news release distributed nationally today, Diana Bond, Chair of USN's Board of Trustees said, “The name Roseman University of Health Sciences was selected to honor our 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. 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.”
Dr. Rosenberg fully supported the name change, saying, “With our tremendous growth in Utah, and particularly with the imminent launch of our Doctor of Dental Medicine program, the University of Southern Nevada name no longer accurately reflects who we are and who we serve. 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.”
The process of changing the university name is expected to take several months. A comprehensive re-branding campaign will be implemented in July when the official name change takes place.