Winter has officially arrived, gracing us with a fresh layer of snow on the majestic mountains, valley floor and our South Jordan Campus. Winter is an indication that, as this year comes to an end, a new year full of opportunities is about to begin.
As the year comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on accomplishments achieved by our University during the month of November. From November 12 -14, the College of Nursing underwent an accreditation site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and met all four standards for accreditation without a single compliance concern in any of 28 key element areas. This is impressive, and would not have been possible without outstanding teamwork from our campus dean Dr. Watson, faculty, staff, students and community partners. I’d like to echo what Dr. Oxhorn, Dean of the College of Nursing, said: “It truly takes a village to develop a nurse. I consider all of you to be an integral part of our little community.” Kudos to the College of Nursing maintaining such a high standard of excellence.
During the same week, Roseman held its annual Week of Thanks(Giving). Gifts this year were dedicated to scholarships for nursing, pharmacy, dental and MBA students. The initial goal was $10,000, but with the help of Roseman administration, faculty, staff, community members, and matching gifts, we were able to raise $15,710 for student scholarships. In addition to the success of the Week of Thanks(Giving), Roseman held its 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the end of October and raised more than $90,000 for student scholarships. I’d like to personally thank the outstanding Advancement Team for making the Week of Thanks(Giving) and Scholarship Golf Tournament such a success. Without you, these events would not have been possible.
In addition to our successful site visit and giving week, Roseman also held its Interprofessional Education (IPE) Week in which nursing, pharmacy and dental students learned to work as a team in a healthcare setting. The goal of IPE is to cultivate collaborative practices for providing patient-centered healthcare across all healthcare professions. During the week, our students learned the importance of interprofessional practice and how it can improve patient health outcomes. They had the opportunity to hear feedback from other healthcare and non-healthcare professionals, including a medical doctor, care manager, medical assistant, social worker, clinical pharmacist, oral surgeon, and registered nurses. The students participated in virtual art engagement, progressive patient case simulations and an implicit bias and cultural competency review. In addition, the students had the opportunity to interview senior volunteers regarding their medical, medication and dental histories during this year’s Interprofessional Education Week. After gathering information, each team delivered a case presentation, complete with assessments and plans for the patients. Congratulations to the IPE team for making this week possible for our students.
As a new year quickly approaches, I’d like to invite all Roseman University students and faculty as well as members of the community, to present their research at the 5th Annual Research Symposium on March 6, 2019. This event will be held at both the Henderson, NV and South Jordan, UT campuses. Roseman students, residents, faculty, staff, preceptors, and guests may submit an abstract to be considered for either a poster presentation or a podium presentation. Abstract submission closes on Friday, January 11 at 5pm PST. To submit your abstract please click here: https://rosemanu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9XOTLsS6s4moeCF.
May you all have a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year.
Martin Lipsky, MD
Chancellor – South Jordan Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences