Spectrum: Roadrunner News Briefs – Winter 2023
Published in the Winter 2023 print edition of Roseman University’s spectRUm Magazine
ROSEMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NURSING TO LAUNCH DOCTORAL PROGRAM FOR NURSE ANESTHESIOLOGY
The College of Nursing at Roseman University of Health Sciences announced its plan for a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNPNA) program to address the Intermountain region’s high demand for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The program will enroll an inaugural class of 20 students in summer/fall 2024 pending approval by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). Roseman’s DNPNA program will be based at its Henderson, Nevada campus and delivered over 36 months in a hybrid-online format, with students learning didactic curriculum online and clinical and experiential learning on campus and at partner clinical sites throughout Southern Nevada beginning midway through the first year of the program.
PHARMACY STUDENT ALLIANCE AWARDED APHA-ASP PATIENT CARE PROJECT
Roseman University College of Pharmacy’s Student Alliance was awarded the APhA-ASP Patient Care Project for Operation Reproductive Health Award for Region 8 (CA, NV, AZ, NM, CO, HI) for their presentations to residents of Westcare Nevada in partnership with Roseman’s EMPOWERED program. The award is part of APhA’s Operation Reproductive Health campaign, which encourages student pharmacists to promote health and wellness services to improve reproductive and sexual health within their communities. Student Alliance is now in the running for the National Award to be presented during the APhA annual meeting in Orlando, FL in March 2024.
ROADRUNNER ACCOLADES CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FACULTY
At its 2023 Annual Meeting and Convocation held in October in Orlando, FL, five faculty from Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine – Dr. Jeremy Godderidge, Dr. Jonathan Fairbanks, Dr. Angela Christensen, Dr. Ryan Moffat and Dr. Clark Dana – were inducted into the Fellowship of the American College of Dentist.
Established in 1920, the American College of Dentists is one of the oldest and most respected professional organizations for dentists in the U.S. and is dedicated to promoting excellence, ethics, and professionalism in the practice of dentistry. To become a Fellow, a dentist must meet rigorous criteria related to their professional achievements, ethical conduct, and commitment to the betterment of the dental profession and society. Being inducted as a Fellow is a recognition of an individual’s outstanding contributions to dentistry and is often seen as a mark of distinction in a dentist’s career, signifying a commitment to the highest standards of ethical behavior, professionalism, and excellence in patient care.
Dr. Catherine “Leiana” Oswald, the College of Pharmacy’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Assessment and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, has been awarded the Nevada Pharmacy Alliance 2023 National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award. The award recognizes qualified pharmacists who have demonstrated significant innovation in their practice, method, or service directly or indirectly resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy.