UPDATE – MARCH 25, 2020, 11:08AM PDT

Dear P2 Students,

The National Association Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has issued guidance regarding your upcoming Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA). Given our current COVID-19 Pandemic, the PCOA will now be administered to your class remotely by NABP.

We are awaiting details for setting up your online proctoring from NABP. This is a progression requirement for ACPE and Roseman, so please plan to be available for this assessment between 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on your campus’ date:

–          May 13th: P2s South Jordan

–          May 14th: P2s Henderson

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Sincerely,

Dr. Oswald

UPDATE – MARCH 25, 2020, 10:54AM PDT

Dear Students,

Due to complications with in-person testing during our COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has canceled the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) for all P1 students nation-wide this academic year.

The PCOA was originally scheduled for May 5th in Henderson and May 6th in South Jordan.

You will be refunded your $75 PCOA fee. Please watch for an email from Linda Newill in our Bursar’s Office regarding your address or direct deposit information.

Sincerely,
Dr. Oswald

UPDATE – MARCH 23, 2020, 12:01 PM PDT

Dear HD & SJ Class of 2022 P1 Students,

Recently the COVID-19 pandemic has been putting a lot of strain on many people and institutions.  We are analyzing the information daily and making the best decision for your safety with the goal in mind of on time graduation.  We are writing to you to inform you of some changes that will be happening regarding your IPPE Summer Rotations.

  1. IPPE Institutional Rotation (PHAR 573) – Many institutional practice sites have notified Roseman University that they are modifying what students are allowed to do or not allowing students into their sites.  The sites are under pressure to take care of their patients and make sure that teams and students are safe.  With these closures and added pressure, we feel that it would be best to provide an introductory institutional rotation to you virtually.  All students in the Class of 2022 will now complete PHAR 573 during Block A (05/25/20 through 06/05/20) online through simulations and team activities.  This means that you will not be physically going to the sites.
  2. IPPE Community Rotation (PHAR 572) – Your community rotation will now take place during blocks B through F.  All students with summer remediation or MBA courses will take this rotation during Blocks B and C.  Everyone else will be spread throughout the blocks.
  3. Electives – Some students have requested to take an elective course during Blocks B and C.  We will do our best to accommodate these requests.
  4. Travel Out of Area of Assigned Rotation –Eliminate any travel if possible.  If travel is essential, be in the location of the rotation at least 14 days prior to starting.
  5. Personal Aseptic Technique Testing – This certification process will be postponed for P1 students.  The certification will be done at the end of your P2 year.

In order to get everyone scheduled and onboarded, we had to make this decision now.  We know that some students will be disappointed but we are looking out for your best interests.  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your IPPE Director.

UPDATE – MARCH 19, 2020, 4:10 PM PDT

Dear Future Pharmacist-Practitioners,

I hope this email finds each of you and your families safe. As we continue to adjust to our ever-changing landscape including State-wide closures and earthquakes and aftershocks in the South Jordan area, I want to keep you updated on our College of Pharmacy:

P1 & P2 Distance Learning

Without missing a beat, you and your faculty have continued to participate in our didactic curriculum. I am so proud of this. Our attendance each day has been great. Faculty have shared how your participation has made online lectures interactive and meaningful. I understand that faculty are posting recordings of their live lectures and there has been some delays in getting these up – we are working to get these to you as fast as we can.

P1 & P2 Online Assessments

Friday, March 27th many of you will take your first remote online assessment. Our Office of Academic Affairs has already completed a full trial run including a team test and post-assessment review with our Henderson P1 class a week ago. This trial run ran very smoothly. Dr. Oswald will be communicating with each class this coming week to prepare you for the process.

P3 Rotations

Dr. Johanson (South Jordan) and Dr. Hon (Henderson) continue to work hard managing our APPE rotations. Our clinical faculty and external preceptors are also creatively finding ways to ensure our P3 students are able to complete their rotations. Safety remains a priority followed by on-time graduation and meeting the needs of our sites, students and faculty. For APPE questions please contact your Director for Experiential Education directly.

P1/P2 Spring Break

Friday, March 20th through Monday, March 23rd, our P1 and P2 students have spring break. Please be safe during this weekend. Stay home, relax, or use this time to stay on top of your studying. This is a student-only spring break – our faculty and administration will be working on Friday and Monday if you need to reach out to us.

Virtual Admissions Interviews

Our Admissions Team ran their first remote interview this week using Zoom. The interviews went smoothly and we were able to interview multiple candidates from 4 different states!  This coming Monday, March 30th we will host a second remote interview day and we have a lot of students and faculty helping out with this process. Thank you to all of those involved in this process, especially our Admissions Committee!

Can I come to campus?

As I write this message, our campus remains open for students who need access to internet or a quiet place to study. Anyone that comes to campus is expected to follow CDC guidelines of social distancing and small groups less than 10 people. If you can stay home, please do so in an effort to keep you and our Roseman community safe. If our campus availability changes, this will be communicated by the University.

Virtual Student Tutoring

Our student tutors, Rosa, Rachael, Hyacinth an Stacy are able to use Microsoft Teams to set up tutor appointments remotely with students. Please refer to an email sent by Dr. Oswald for student tutor email addresses to set up appointment.

NAPLEX/MPJE Study Tools

All students have access to many free online resources tools to help prepare for the NAPLEX and MPJE board exams. This includes thousands of test bank questions and complete online review books from companies like Access Pharmacy and APhA Library. Check out the Roseman Library Page to access these tools: NAPLEX STUDY RESOURCES

I recognize the challenges we are facing on a daily basis. I am also in awe of how special our students, staff and faculty are in light of these challenges. You are all amazing with how quickly you are adapting, and we will continue to do all we can to support your success at Roseman.

 Thanks to Drs. Oswald, Park, Grant, Johanson, Hon and Jorvig for this update material.

One day at a time, one week at time, one two-week assessment at a time – WE ARE DOING THIS TOGETHER!

UPDATE – MARCH 16, 2020, 2:29 PM PDT

Dear P3 Students,

As your Dean, I want to express empathy to each of you as we navigate through precautionary measures for COVID-19. Unprecedented times have called for changes beyond our control. The safety of you and our Roseman community remain a top priority. Below I am outlining some key items that are impacted in light of our protective measures:

Graduation & Banquets

Graduation is a University event. In accordance with CDC recommendations, the University has cancelled all events including graduation and senior banquets. We understand the disappointment associated with having to cancel these events. Your staff, faculty and College of Pharmacy administration are disappointed as well. We would love to see you walk across the stage, but we also want our Roseman community to be safe and we are following guidelines set forth by both state and federal offices.

APPE Rotations

Your Directors for APPE, Dr. Johanson (SJ) and Dr. Hon (HD), are your point of contact for all things related to APPE rotations. Current guidance from APPE states that all hours, in accordance with ACPE standards, must be successfully completed in order for students to graduate. I know that Dr. Johanson and Dr. Hon are diligently working with sites and preceptors to prevent any delays in graduation as best they can.

Capstone: May 11th – May 14th

Capstone will remain a mandatory course for graduation, however, the course will be offered completely online through software called Zoom. It is an ACPE requirement for you to complete this course. You will not be required to physically be on campus and you can complete all aspects of this course at the place of your choosing, provided it has an internet connection.  Dr. Oswald will send instructions for your class that will explain how you will remotely join each teaching day. Attendance will be monitored. Please make sure you prioritize being available to remotely join Capstone classes via Zoom May 11th – 14th.

Pre-NAPLEX Exam  

This exam, which I have purchased for each of you, will still be part of Capstone week. You will take this exam, in a remote (not on campus)-online proctored setting. Dr. Oswald will send further communication regarding specifics for this exam.

NAPLEX & MPJE/CPJE

Perhaps one silver lining regarding social distancing and staying home, is that you have time to study for your boards! Remember, you can access Roseman’s online library resources including a page dedicated to NAPLEX resources.

Again, I understand these protective and necessary measures impact you, your family, and your memories here at Roseman. Twenty years from now, you will be the “Class of 2020 that endured COVID-19”, and we hope to look back on this knowing each of you was safe.

Sincerely,
Dr. Fannin

UPDATE – MARCH 15, 2020, 1:59 PM PDT

Students please note that we are using Zoom Meetings software for delivery of didactic teaching days & for proctoring assessments.

Click here for instructions on using Zoom Meetings as a participant.

UPDATE – MARCH 13, 2020, 3:42PM PDT

Dear Future Pharmacist Practitioner,

Today the University announced that we are temporarily transitioning to remote-online classes starting Monday, March 16th. We want you to know that the College of Pharmacy has been preparing for this and that we are here to support all of you through this transition. We are working hard to make sure your classes stay on track and that remote teaching and assessing run as smoothly as possible.

How will remote-online teaching work?

  • Starting Monday, our faculty will use Zoom to conference lectures, team activities, and assessments (yes, we will have remote assessments!).
  • Class will run as normally scheduled (with exceptions for live compounding labs (P1), BLS recertification (P2), and Aseptic Testing (P1 and P2)).
    • You will join the Zoom meeting link provided to you by the faculty teaching that day at 8:00 AM from the site of your choosing (home, library, etc.).
    • You will be able to use Microsoft Teams to do team activities and active learning (see attachment to download teams and make your team if you haven’t already).
    • You will get a 1-hour lunch daily.
  • Hands-on classes/requirements (ie. P1 compounding/aseptic labs, P2 BLS recertification and P1/P2 Aseptic Testing) will be on hold for now, and a plan will be communicated to you for each of these courses/requirements in the upcoming weeks.

What about Assessments?

  • We will have off-site assessments that will follow our regular assessment day: individual assessment, team assessment, and post-assessment review. The only difference – you will be at home, or the site of your choosing.
  • You will need to have both your laptop and iPad for assessment days.
  • We ran our first REMOTE assessment today through ExamSoft and Zoom. The P1 class in Henderson took their Top 200 individual, team and post-assessment review all online from remote locations and the process was VERY smooth. We will communicate the full assessment day plan to each class early next week so you can be prepared for this updated way of taking assessments

How can I prepare for this online teaching to start on Monday, March 16th?

  1. Download Microsoft Teams (Teams – Instructions (combined) and set up your team account before Monday. This will allow your team to communicate remotely for classes and assessments.
  2. Our campus will remain open for its regular business hours. If you are concerned about your home Wi-Fi you can come to campus to use the school Wi-Fi. You just aren’t required to come to campus.
  3. CHECK YOUR EMAIL DAILY and CANVAS NOTIFICATIONS. Your faculty and I will be communicating through email and Canvas directly to you.
  4. Stay calm. We are going to work together through this transition. I am here, along with your faculty and staff, to support you every step of the way

As emailed yesterday, experiential courses will proceed normally unless communicated otherwise by the experiential group

If you have questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Oswald or your faculty teaching you this week.

Sincerely,

Drs. Fannin and Oswald

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – MARCH 13, 2020, 2:49PM PDT

Like many universities in Nevada, Utah and throughout the nation, Roseman University of Health Sciences has been closely monitoring the changing landscape associated with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Upholding our commitment to the safety of our students, faculty, staff and their loved ones, and in line with guidance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health agencies, Roseman University will temporarily transition to online learning for didactic curriculum, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.

Students will receive online learning instructions from their academic unit, including plans and protocols for scheduled assessments.

Required lab hours will continue on-campus but modified to limit the number of participating students at one time to maintain social distancing. Instructions and scheduling of lab hours will be communicated to students by their academic unit.

College of Dental Medicine patient clinics remain open. Students will receive specific instructions, protocols and scheduling of clinic hours from the College.

Currently, clinical rotations for the College of Nursing and College Pharmacy are not impacted. Students will be notified if any changes occur by their College Dean or designee.

Roseman University strongly recommends avoiding professional or personal travel (domestically or internationally) to areas highly impacted by COVID-19. This includes to any country with a CDC level 3 or State Department level 4 advisory as this may impact a student’s ability to return to or participate in required clinical rotations due to health clearance rules set forth by clinical sites.

Roseman University campuses will remain open with access to student services. Students with limited or no Internet access are allowed on campus, while maintaining social distancing.

The transition to online learning is temporary. Roseman University Administration will be evaluating the situation on April 17 to determine return-campus-dates to be communicated to all students.

ROSEMAN UNIVERSITY HOODING AND COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

College of Dental Medicine Class of 2020 Hooding Ceremony scheduled for April 6, 2020 will not take place at Capitol Theatre as previously planned. The ceremony will take place at an on-campus location to be determined. Only graduates and essential faculty and staff may attend; guests will not be permitted to attend the on-campus program. Additional information about the format of the ceremony will be sent to students by the College of Dental Medicine. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Roseman University Commencement Ceremonies on May 15, 2020 in Henderson and May 16, 2020 in South Jordan will not take place at the previously designated locations and will now be held on-campus for graduates and faculty only; guests will not be permitted to attend the on-campus graduation program. Additional information about the format of the ceremony will be sent to students by their academic unit. The events will be live-streamed on Facebook.

We honor and celebrate the dedication and sacrifice our students have demonstrated in their academic pursuits at Roseman University. This precautionary action is taken in the interest of public health and to safeguard the well-being of members of the Roseman University community and their families.

For the latest Roseman University updates and information, visit www.roseman.edu/coronavirus