Posted On: June 17,2013
We’re just a couple of days away from Roseman University’s Nursing Discovery Day in San Diego! Our goal to get you excited about a nursing career and walk you through the steps of earning your degree through our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in Las Vegas.
Nursing Discovery Day is for anyone with an interest in nursing, no matter where you are in the process. But if you see yourself in any of the following descriptions, RSVP today!
- You live in the San Diego area and have limited options for nursing school
- You’re tired of being on a wait list
- You have a bachelor’s degree in a field you’re no longer interested in
- You’re not sure why a bachelor’s degree in nursing is important
- You want to get a nursing degree but you’re not sure where to start
- You’re wondering how you can move into nursing with a non-nursing degree
- You want a career that’s more people-focused
- You need a career with greater job security and advancement
- You want to learn more about job opportunities outside of a hospital setting
- You’re investigating accredited nursing schools in Nevada
- You’re looking for an accelerated nursing program you can finish quickly
- You’re open to a nursing program that combines online and hands-on learning
- You want a career you can be proud of
About Nursing Discovery Day
Nursing information sessions will take place at several points throughout the day (click here for times). You can tour a clinical lab, see a demonstration of Roseman’s online classes and meet one-on-one with an advisor. Bring copies of your unofficial transcripts and leave with a plan for returning to nursing school! Come at whatever time works best for you and stay as long as you like.
We hope to see you in San Diego!
Posted On: June 14,2013
For those looking to vacation in a city with beautiful weather, an amazing outdoor landscape and a vibrant culture, Las Vegas usually ranks high on the list of potential destinations. But it’s also a great place to go to nursing school. Here are five reasons to check out Roseman University’s accelerated nursing program in Las Vegas.
- No wait list. If you’re ready to change your career to nursing, the last thing you want is to stand by and wait for a nursing program to find a spot for you. At Roseman, you can start your path to nursing today. Our admissions staff will work with you closely to help you complete your prerequisites, submit your application and prepare for your first day of class. We’re here to help you succeed!
- Low cost of living. Working while you’re in nursing school can be tough, so it’s important to maintain a low cost of living as a student. According to Sperling’s Best Places, Nevada’s cost of living for housing, groceries, transportation, utilities and healthcare expenses is below the national average.
- Career and salary potential. As health care becomes more advanced and Baby Boomers leave the workforce, the U.S. is feeling the full impact of a nation-wide nursing shortage. In Nevada alone, 55% of nurses are nearing retirement, so career opportunities will continue to grow. Also, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recognizes Nevada as one of the top-paying states in the nation for nurses.
- Industry accredited. Roseman is an accredited nursing program in Nevada, so you can trust that your BSN will mean something to hospitals and healthcare facilities when you’re ready to start job searching. Plus, Roseman’s high academic standards mean that our nursing students graduate with a 4.0 GPA and have a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 96.63%.
- Earn your nursing license in any state. Las Vegas is a great place to earn your bachelor’s degree in nursing, but you can use that degree anywhere. Whether you want to explore a new part of the country or just go back home, 0ur accelerated nursing program will prepare you to sit for the NCLEX exam and obtain your RN license in any state after graduation.
If you’re looking for a career path that offers personal satisfaction, excellent job security and the respect of your peers, explore the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Roseman. Our program allows you to take your existing bachelor’s degree and turn it into a nursing career in just 15 months. Get more information today.
Posted On: June 12,2013
Accreditation in higher education means something to institutions, students and employees. Institutions use it to demonstrate that their academic programs meet basic quality standards. Students use it to differentiate between regulated and non-regulated schools. Employers use it to confirm the degree value of job candidates.
Roseman University is proud to offer a regionally accredited nursing program in Nevada. We’re accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and licensed to operate by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education. Our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) and approved by the Nevada State Board of Registered Nursing.
However, because the ABSN isn’t listed on the Nevada Board of Nursing’s website – only the BSN – future students sometimes wonder if the accelerated program is accredited.
The ABSN isn’t listed on the Nevada Board of Nursing’s website because “accelerated” isn’t part of the formal degree name. Students are awarded a BSN from Roseman, not an ABSN; “accelerated” is in the program name to indicate that students work through degree requirements more quickly than in a traditional program.
Do you have questions about our accelerated nursing program that is Accredited Nursing Program in Las Vegas Nevada? Request information today.
Posted On: June 7,2013
This is a guest post written by one of our lead course developers.
There is a tremendous benefit in taking online classes for adult learners who are thinking about an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN). You no longer have the burden of the lecture environment, which makes it a lot easier to focus on course content.
When I was in college, it was hard to be a student sitting in one of those tiny chairs. I never felt like all of the material was covered, and if it was, I didn’t always have an opportunity to digest everything.
At one point, I took a chemistry course that met three days a week at 7:30 am in an extremely warm lecture room. It was a struggle for me to make it to the lecture and pay attention; I was either tired before I showed up or slowly falling asleep in that hot room before the content was even delivered.
Also, my professor had an accent and spoke in a monotone, which made him hard to follow. Between the time and the temperature, the deck was already stacked against me; my professor’s delivery put me right to sleep. My attention span in that environment was extremely limited. Worst of all, I only had one scheduled opportunity to hear that lecture.
In online classes, the majority of these obstacles are eliminated. No longer subject to listening to a lecture when and where it’s scheduled, you control your learning environment.
Lectures are pre-recorded, so you can listen to them any time of the day. If you’re not a morning person, you can listen to a lecture in the evening. You can set your own thermostat; you are not a victim of the room. If your professor is difficult to hear or understand, all you have to do is pause the lecture, rewind and listen to the content again. In fact, you can listen to the same lecture as many times as you want, wherever you want – in your car, out on a jog – sometimes it just takes a second or third time for things to click.
With online classes, you finally have an opportunity to focus on the content, engage with the curriculum and take the most advantage of your own time. Online lectures are truly empowering.
To request information about Roseman University’s ABSN program in Las Vegas, click here.
Posted On: May 29,2013
This is a guest post written by one of our instructional designers.
Nursing school is a challenging undertaking, and accelerated nursing programs can be even more difficult for some students. However, the following tips can help increase your chances of being successful.
1. Define your priorities. Make it clear to everyone that nursing school is at the top of your list.
2. “Attend” your courses by logging in on a regular basis.
3. Practice the clinical skills you’re learning in your online didactic course.
4. Get organized.
5. Contact your instructor for help as often as you need to.
6. Search online for additional resources to help you learn difficult content.
7. Do whatever it takes to motivate yourself to learn.
8. Put in the time required to sufficiently learn the material – no matter what the clock says.
9. Maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times.
Manage your time:
10. Cut back on other activities that aren’t related to nursing school. Working during your time in the program is not recommended.
11. Create a schedule at the beginning of each class.
12. Set aside time each week when you know you’ll be able to sit down and study without interruption.
13. Do everything in your power to stick to your schedule.
14. Create a course calendar (or make note of the calendar your instructor provided) for each course.
15. Plot out assignment due dates on the calendar, including the time you’ll need to complete each assignment on time.
16. Include the time it’ll take to complete your reading assignments, listen to lectures and complete the practice activities in each course.
Take advantage of the resources available to you:
17. Read your textbook and answer the practice questions at the end of each chapter.
18. Go online to take advantage of the web-based resources associated with your textbook.
19. Ask questions of your instructor.
20. Listen to all of the online lectures.
21. Use the optional activities in your course to help you practice the application or memorization of content.
22. Log in to your course frequently to look for instructor announcements and student communications.
23. Use your clinical experiences to help you apply the information learned in your didactic course.
24. Use online discussions to help you make connections between didactic concepts and their clinical application.
25. Use the technical support options available to you.
For more information about the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Roseman, request information today.
Posted On: May 21,2013
You may already know that Roseman University offers an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for those looking to grow their career in a new direction. What you may not know is how our 15-month nursing program in Las Vegas can help you on your journey from student to registered nurse.
- You study and listen to lectures from the comfort of home (or the coffee house).
All of your didactic coursework – lectures, videos, handouts and interactive activities – are online! Whether it’s 12 PM or 12 AM, you have the opportunity to keep up with the fast pace of our program when it works best for you. While there is a schedule to maintain, the time you take to learn the didactic portion is your own.
- You take one nursing course at a time.
Our block curriculum allows you to focus on one aspect of the nursing field at a time. As opposed to juggling assignments, due dates and studying for multiple courses, you get to focus, absorb and master the content for each learning area before moving on to the next course.
- You still meet face-to-face with students and faculty.
At our ABSN site in Las Vegas, you practice what you’re learning in our advanced simulation lab with members of your cohort. Cohorts typically stay intact from orientation to graduation so you can learn and grow together. You can reach out to your professors during “virtual office hours” anytime you have a question, and you have access to a number of facilities, including a computer lab and the library, at our main campus – another great place to gather with classmates or meet with instructors.
Earning your nursing degree at Roseman University is the first step to a life-long, rewarding career. Contact us to learn more.
- You study and listen to lectures from the comfort of home (or the coffee house).
Posted On: May 14,2013
As published in the current issue of “Las Vegas Woman” magazine.
By Debbie Hall
One career that will continue to have a growing demand is nursing, and Roseman University of Health Sciences offers nursing programs to fill that need. Roseman is regionally accredited in Nevada by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and licensed to operate in the State of Nevada by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education.
According to HealthAffairs.org in an article titled, The Recent Surge in Nurse Employment: Causes and Implications, by Peter I. Buerhaus, the U.S. is facing a critical nursing shortage. “Our projections indicate a shortfall of RNs developing around 2018 and growing to about 260,000 by 2025. The magnitude of the 2025 deficit would still be more than twice as large as any nurse shortage experienced since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in the mid-1960s.”
Forward-thinking Roseman offers the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program for college graduates seeking a new career in health care.
“Roseman University’s ABSN program is a wonderful opportunity for those who are looking for a career change and for college graduates who have experienced a change of heart over their first degree. Regardless of how you’ve come to consider nursing as a career choice, if you have a bachelor’s degree, our accelerated nursing program could be a great fit for you,” explained Dr. Mable Smith, RN, JD, PhD, dean and professor for Roseman’s College of Nursing.
The education offered by Roseman is designed for today’s student to complete the program and enter the work force in 15 months. The accelerated nursing program is based on a hybrid learning model including didactic (theory) coursework primarily online, hands-on skills practice in the campus simulation lab and clinical experiences in healthcare facilities throughout Southern Nevada.
The ABSN site in Las Vegas features a simulation lab where students learn and refine a wide range of nursing skills, from basic fundamentals to sophisticated critical thinking. In the simulation lab, students learn from faculty and practice with peers, using the same or similar equipment and supplies found in healthcare facilities.
Students apply their theoretical knowledge and competencies in onsite clinical experiences that offer students a real-world view of nursing before graduation. The curriculum includes a preceptor rotation that allows students to work with registered nurses to facilitate the transition from nursing student to entry-level professional nurse.
Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Passing the NCLEX exam is required to receive an RN license and assume entry-level RN positions.
The ABSN program is a second-degree program; students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in order to be accepted, though their existing degree need not be related to nursing.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the 2010 median pay for nurses was $64,690 per year and that employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
According to the study, Improving Patient Safety: The Link between Nursing and Quality of Care, there is a connection between baccalaureate-educated nurses and quality of patient care. “Every 10 percent increase in the proportion of a hospital’s nurses holding a bachelor’s degree or higher is associated with a 5 percent decline in mortality and failure to rescue following common surgical procedures.”
Many hospitals are now requiring nurses to have a bachelor’s degree as a minimum requirement of employment. This is especially true of hospitals holding a Magnet® designation, which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
However, nursing employment isn’t limited to hospitals. Nurses are in demand in a variety of environments both in and outside of health care, including physicians’ offices, home health care, long-term care facilities, research roles and school systems, among many others. For nurses who pursue advanced degrees, additional opportunities are available.
The Roseman College of Nursing admitted its first traditional BSN class in April 2006, after statistical data revealed the need for a baccalaureate nursing program in Nevada. The ABSN program was started by the Roseman College of Nursing in 2010.
Roseman follows a block curriculum instead of a traditional quarter or semester format. This means that students take one block at a time, focus intensely on a specific content area and master the content before proceeding to the next block.
The ABSN program has three start dates to accommodate incoming students: July, October and February. To arrange a tour, or for more information on the ABSN or other nursing programs offered, visit www.rosemannursing.com.
Posted On: May 8,2013
Are you ready to leave your current career but not sure where to go next? National Nurses Week is a great time to check out what nursing has to offer.
Job growth. A staple profession in the healthcare industry, nursing is one of the few occupations where demand is going up instead of down. According to the Employment Situation Summary issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in April, health care averaged 24,000 new jobs per month over the prior 12 months. The bureau also reports that employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent between 2010 and 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations.
Career flexibility. If you think that nurses mainly work on the hospital floor, think again. RNs are needed everywhere! Private practices, “minute clinics,” K-12 school systems, home care facilities, government agencies, research institutions, academia – your options for where to work, when to work and how often to work are endless. And if you do prefer a hospital environment, a bachelor’s degree is a critical asset. Many hospitals prefer to hire nurses with a baccalaureate education; research proves that patient safety outcomes improve when hospital nurses have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
People interaction. If you’re someone who loves working with people and draws energy from a team environment, nursing is a smart choice. The last thing you have to worry about is sitting in front of a computer all day! You’ll be too busy working with doctors, engaging with medical staff and making sure your patients are comfortable. Plus, no patient is the same; you’ll meet and care for people with a variety of social, cultural and economic backgrounds, which is sure to add variety to your day.
Deeper meaning. You can adopt a rational approach to work, taking jobs that look good on paper but don’t speak to your values, or you can dive headfirst into a career that mirrors your heart. The trademarks of a great nurse are the same characteristics you’d look for in a friend – the ability to listen, to fight for what’s right, to offer comfort and perspective in times of fear. Nursing allows you to bring those skills to the forefront of your professional life and create positive change that stays in place long after your shift is over.
When it comes to paying it forward, not all jobs are created equal. Nurses have the power to make somebody’s life better every day, and Roseman’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing can get you on the road to nursing in 15 months. Take the first step toward a nursing career by contacting us today.
Posted On: May 6,2013
Every year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) sponsors National Nurses Week, calling attention to the 3.1 million active RNs who strive to improve the healthcare system and the nursing profession for a society that’s living longer and absorbing more medical services.
Nurses are a big deal. They make up the largest profession in the healthcare industry and the largest single component of hospital staff. But unfortunately, patient loads are growing faster than the number of qualified nurses entering the workforce. By 2020, more than 800,000 RN positions will go unfilled nationwide.
At Roseman, we’re doing our part to lessen the impact of the nursing shortage. Our College of Nursing admitted its first traditional BSN class in April 2006 after data revealed the need for a baccalaureate nursing program in Nevada. The 15-month ABSN program was started in 2010 to accommodate students with a bachelor’s degree who were interested in making a career change.
We’re proud of the work we do through our accelerated nursing program in Las Vegas, but our students deserve the accolades. They’re breaking down doors to forge a new career path for themselves and raise the bar for patient care.
Need a reason to hug a nursing student this Nurses Week? We’ll give you two.
Nursing students work HARD
In our latest graduating class, all 14 passed the NCLEX the first time around. Out of 98 ABSN alumni, 97 passed the first time. That’s an NCLEX pass rate of 99% – incredible! Students don’t come by scores like that on accident; they dedicate everything they have to becoming strong caregivers and advocates for their patients. We need nurses like them!
They’re making a leap of faith
Our ABSN is a second-degree program, which means our students are walking away from their current professional lives to pursue a new career in nursing. It’s hard to gather the courage to start over. It’s scary to disrupt the status quo and go after your dreams. But these students turn their lives upside down to do it, and as our NCLEX scores indicate, they’re doing it well.
Are you thinking about a nursing career? To learn more about an ABSN degree from Roseman, contact us.
Posted On: May 2,2013
Looking to fill your calendar the first half of May? Roseman University of Health Sciences will be present at the following events to share information about our 15-month Accelerated Bachelor in Science in Nursing.
Lei Days at the California Hotel and Casino
On Saturday, May 4, Lei Days will bring arts-and-crafts enthusiasts from all 50 states to display their wares. Food vendors will prepare and serve traditional Hawaiian food with a menu that includes Kalbi ribs, lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, poi, salmon, huli huli chicken, beef teriyaki sticks, bento boxes, poi mocha, hot malasadas, shaved ice and other island favorites.
Nurses Week events in the St. Rose Hospital network
Roseman University is a member of the Southern Nevada Higher Education Consortium (SNHEC). SNHEC’s mission is to establish and maintain positive relationships with business, industry and community partners. Members help to plan educational fairs with larger employers throughout the Southern Nevada area. These larger events serve the greater needs of employers and their employees by helping to provide access to a wide range of educational opportunities.
This month, members have organized events to celebrate National Nurses Week at all of the St. Rose Hospitals throughout the Las Vegas Valley: Monday, May 6 (San Martin campus), Wednesday, May 8 (Siena campus), and Friday, May 10 (Rose de Lima campus). Roseman University and the Accelerated Bachelor in Science in Nursing are honored to celebrate Nurses Week with present and future nurses.
If your company is considering an on-site educational fair and would like to include Roseman’s accelerated BSN program, contact me at 702.628.9053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Gennaro Feast
Roseman is headed to the Summerlin area in Las Vegas to celebrate the 34th annual San Gennaro Feast, held this year from Wednesday, May 8, to Sunday, May 12, in honor of the St. Gennaro (Patron Saint of Naples, Italy). The festival features ethnic food vendors, live national acts hourly on the main stage, amusement rides and games and all-around good fun for the whole family. The San Gennaro Feast will be held at 4245 South Grand Canyon Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89147.
General admission tickets are $10; senior and military admission is $9. Parking is free. For dates and hours and to purchase tickets, go to http://www.sangennarofeast.com/feast-lasvegas_main.htm. For group rates and VIP packages, call 702.286.4944 during regular business hours.
For more information
Can’t make any of these events? You can always learn more about the ABSN program at www.outreach.rosemannursing.com.