On August 18, approximately 144 pharmacy students received their white coats, which marks their entry and acceptance into the pharmacy profession. The new pharmacy class is set to graduate in 2020. The College of Nursing welcomed a total of 107 new nursing students. I am proud to report that of those nursing students, 10 are part of our Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway. Ten new residents started the Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA program. We also have St. Rose Dominican Hospital employees enrolled in our MBA program. Welcome all!
Our students did not lose any time over the summer touching lives and organizing community outreach events. Between April and July 2017, the College of Pharmacy Student Alliance administered 390 glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings at various community health fairs. Of the individuals who received the free health screenings, 82 had out of range results and the students were able to provide additional resources for them to seek medical care in order to avoid more serious health issues in the future. In August, the Roseman University Critical Care and Emergency Student Nurses’ Association (CCESNA) organized a free health clinic for the residents of the homeless shelter Family Promise Las Vegas. The nursing students provided blood pressure screenings and overall health evaluations, education about stroke and heart attacks, and referrals to appropriate community resources based on the evaluation findings.
In addition, we will turn our outreach efforts to our senior citizen community in October. I want to invite you to two free events. On October 19, Roseman College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Dr. Catherine Oswald will present “Help with Open Enrollment: The ABC’s of Medicare” during the Neighborhood Health Series at the Roseman Summerlin Campus. She will review the four parts of Medicare and provide a better understanding of the enrollment process surrounding Medicare. The presentation is free and open to the public. Individuals can register online at speakers.roseman.edu. The second event is a Senior Health Fair on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Evangelical Church of Christ, 5120 Spring Mountain Road. Individuals can make free appointments to meet with our trained and Medicare counselors by calling 702-968-6615 or emailing email@example.com. Health screenings, medication review and additional services will be provided during the health fair. I encourage you to share this information with anyone who you think may need assistance with Medicare.
In this month’s spectRUm you will find a story about one of our Class of 2009, College of Pharmacy graduates who recently opened his own pharmacy in North Las Vegas. Find out what motivated him, and what he hopes to accomplish. Read his story here. The Roseman faculty continues to have their research and scholarly work published in peer-reviewed journals as well as presenting at national conferences.
This is only the beginning of the year and we are off to a great start! I look forward to the new academic year and all the wonderful accomplishments our employees and students will achieve.
Eucharia Nnadi, RPh, JD, PhD
Chancellor – Henderson Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences
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