Roseman University of Health Sciences (RUHS) was founded in 1999 as a very small pharmacy school in Nevada. In those days, it was known as Nevada College of Pharmacy offering only pharmacy undergraduate and graduate degrees. With intentions of introducing other degree programs being contemplated, the college changed its name to reflect this new idea and became the University of Southern Nevada. The college later added a nursing program in 2006 in Nevada and opened another campus in Utah which also started offering a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2010. Due to the large geographical presence in Utah than in Nevada, the college finally changed its name to Roseman University of Health Sciences to shift the emphasis on Nevada.
College of Nursing at Roseman University
The college of nursing prepares registered nurses who will function as competent nurses in the healthcare sector. The college has 3 locations; 2 in Nevada and 1 in South Jordan Utah. The college offers qualified candidates a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in nursing. There is a traditional Bachelor of Science track and an accelerated baccalaureate in nursing track for candidates who wish to shift into nursing as will be explained below. All programs at Roseman College of Nursing are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The programs in Utah and Nevada are also approved by the Utah & Nevada-States Boards of Nursing respectively.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) at Roseman University of Health Sciences has an 81.5 credit curriculum that prepares entry-level students for initial licensures as registered nurses. The shorter curriculum implies that students must have covered all general education courses required for the award of a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree for application eligibility.
It is a full time week-long commitment that takes 18 months to complete. The curriculum is offered in Nevada Henderson campus and in Utah at the South Jordan Campus. Students are admitted as cohorts and must progress through the program as so. Candidates wishing to be admitted at the Utah Campus must make their applications by November for the January cohorts while those interested in Henderson campus must place their applications by May for the August cohorts.
This program is a bit peculiar in that students do not take multiple courses at once. Instead, students must take the courses in a ‘Block System” where, an entire course is exhausted before starting on the next. After 18 months, students are deemed educationally prepared to apply and write the NLCEX-RN exam to become registered nurses.
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
This program is designed for students who have another baccalaureate degree other than nursing. It is only offered in the 2 Nevada campuses; Henderson and Hartwell. It utilizes the same curriculum like the BSN but the block system curriculum coverage is compressed to ensure students finish in 14 months. A hybrid mode of learning is utilized for curriculum delivery with all didactic courses being offered online while courses with a clinical component are taken on-site. Basically, not all courses are offered in one campus and therefore, students have to commute between the 2 campuses for assessments, skills labs etc.
This program admits students thrice annually for classes commencing February, July and October. Completion of the Block system curriculum prepares the student to write the NCLEX-RN exam hence make the career shift to professional nursing. Students also earn a second degree-Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Roseman University of Health Sciences
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