Henderson Report – January 2017

January 4, 2017

I look forward to sharing news from the Henderson campus in our monthly e-newsletter. Our faculty and students not only work diligently inside the classroom, they have a direct, positive impact on our community by reaching individuals who may not have access to healthcare services. Through these acts of volunteerism often in collaboration with several non-profit organizations, students become vested in their community and learn to be compassionate healthcare professionals.

Providing healthcare services to those in need at a local, national and international level is at the core of what we do to give back.  During the Give Kids A Smile event last year, residents, faculty and staff from the Roseman Orthodontic Clinic provided clinical services to 109 children whose parents had no ability to pay for treatment. In 2016, pharmacy students performed more than 1,400 health screenings and administered 1,631 immunizations at health fairs and immunization clinics. The Medicare Call Lab funded by a grant from NobleCause in partnership with the Nevada State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) provided Medicare counseling services. Our Nursing and Pharmacy faculty and students completed medical missions to Peru and Ghana, respectively collaborating with the local healthcare infrastructure to provide much needed care to underserved populations.

In 2017, our students and employees will continue connecting with community organizations to meet the areas of greatest need. Thanks to a donation of 60,000 drug deactivation pouches from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to the College of Pharmacy, the pouches will provide a safe way to dispose unwanted prescription drugs. Our Drug Abuse Awareness Team (DAAT) students will continue to visit and educate school children of the dangers of prescription drug abuse and misuse. DAAT will continue to participate in “National Take Back Day” in collaboration with law enforcement to collect and dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

On the academic side, we will continue to grow and evolve our programs to fit the changing needs of the healthcare industry and of our students. The College of Nursing will continue the Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program intended to accelerate veterans’ transition into nursing careers, funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The MBA program will continue to expand its emphasis on entrepreneurship and healthcare practice management by helping students develop business plans for their future ventures.

Until next month, enjoy the first issue of spectRUm! Happy New Year!

Eucharia Nnadi, RPh, JD, PhD
Chancellor – Henderson Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences