HENDERSON, Nev., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of Nursing at Roseman University of Health Sciences has expanded its offering of nursing degree programs with the creation of a 9-month (35-week) RN to BSN program. The college is enrolling its first class to start in May 2016.
"Roseman University's new RN to BSN program is structured to support working nurses in completing their baccalaureate nursing education while continuing their day-to-day responsibilities," said Brian Oxhorn, BS, MS, PhD, Interim Dean of the College of Nursing. "This offers nurses the opportunity to expand their clinical and theoretical skills and knowledge so they are better positioned to advance in the profession."
Roseman University utilizes a block curriculum where students take only one class at a time, focus intently on that content area, and master the content before proceeding to the next block or course. The RN to BSN program consists of eight blocks each taught online by expert faculty with a myriad of clinical, educational and professional backgrounds. The program also includes two one-week, on-campus residencies in Henderson, Nevada. Students are assigned to groups for specified learning activities to develop leadership, communication and team skills. Students will also complete projects that enhance their previous clinical experiences.
Information about the Roseman University RN to BSN program can be found online at roseman.edu. In addition the new RN to BSN program, the college offers an on-campus 18-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 16-month hybrid, online Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Roseman University College of Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Recent reports by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine have called for increasing the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce to 80 percent by 2020 to respond to the demands of an evolving healthcare system and meet the changing needs of patients.
About Roseman University of Health Sciences
Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate level health care professionals that serve, collaborate and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson, Summerlin and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and RN to Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing; and an MBA program. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine, with the first incoming class starting in 2017. More than 2,500 Roseman graduates are caring for patients, conducting research, and engaged in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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