Greetings and welcome to the first edition of SpectRUm in 2022. The new year is off to a great start, with Roseman students fully engaged in their second half of the academic year with the same enthusiasm and drive they had when classes started last fall. Soon, graduation season will be upon us, giving us much to celebrate as many of these students leave and enter their chosen healthcare professions. As many of you know, our healthcare system needs them now more than ever.
To further respond to the needs of our partners healthcare as well as students who desire career advancement, this month the College of Nursing launched its 9-month RN to BSN program. With affordable tuition and accelerated format, the program offers nurses holding an associate degree the ability to earn their bachelor’s degree and expand their clinical and theoretical skills and knowledge. It also broadens their career and advanced educational opportunities within the nursing profession. I invite you to learn more in this edition of SpectRUm.
The College of Nursing also welcomed a new cohort of students enrolled in the hybrid-online Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The cohort brought 39 new students to the Henderson campus and 34 to the South Jordan campus. On behalf of everyone at Roseman, I welcome each of these students to our campus and we look forward to helping them successfully grow their skills and knowledge.
The College of Pharmacy’s Medicare Call Lab also has much to celebrate this year. Last month, the community service initiative was awarded a $22,000 Dignity Health Community Grant to continue serving senior and disabled Medicare beneficiaries in Nevada through 2022. The Medicare Call Lab was established in 2015 and is operated by volunteer student pharmacists from the Roseman University chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) in partnership with Nevada’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). The goal of the lab is to help beneficiaries enroll in the most cost-effective plan to meet their individual needs by offering unbiased information to help them make informed decisions about their Medicare enrollment and coverage options. I am also pleased to share that the diversity of Roseman’s student body has allowed the lab to offer its services in languages such as Vietnamese, Hindi, Spanish, Ethiopian, and Gujarati. It is also prepared to communicate in Polish, Russian, Korean, and Chinese.
Finally, I’d like to share that Roseman Dental, the clinical practice of Roseman University College of Dental Medicine at our South Jordan, Utah campus, has launched its 2022 Voucher Program, offering up to $219 in free dental care for new and existing patients in Utah. Learn more about this program in this edition of SpectRUm.
I’d like to close by inviting members of Roseman University’s Nevada and Utah communities to learn more about and support our Hero Scholars Program. Created in 2021, the program awards $10,000 scholarships to incoming students to identify and nurture students who have demonstrated heroic attributes in their everyday lives. Roseman University will match donor gifts of $5,000 with an additional $5,000 to provide individual $10,000 Hero Scholarships to students. We appreciate the many individuals who have and continue to support this important program, and welcome more to join.
Renee Coffman, PhD
President and Co-Founder