First-of-Its-Kind Dual Degree Program Signed Into Effect
Roseman University College of Pharmacy and Nevada State College Launch Fast-Track BS/PharmD Program
With a signing event Tuesday afternoon, Nevada State College (NSC) and Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy (Roseman COP) in Henderson officially launched their new Fast-Track BS/PharmD program.
Officials from Roseman and Nevada State College assemble to sign new program into effect. Left to Right: Elizabeth Gunn, PhD, Nevada State College Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Eucharia Nnadi, RPh, JD, PhD, Chancelor, Roseman, Henderson Campus; Renee Coffman, PhD, RPh, Roseman President; Vicki Shields, PhD, Acting President Nevada State College; Regent Amy Caarvalho, Nevada System of Higher Education; Larry D. Fannin, BS, PharmD, Dean of the College of Pharmacy
Officials from both institutions gathered to celebrate the program and its impending impact on the local community, allowing for qualified students to earn both Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees in as few as six years, two years shorter than the traditional curriculum.
“I would like to thank everyone who contributed,” said Vickie Shields, PhD, acting president at NSC. “This is the type of partnership that benefits our entire community, rewarding students with two degrees from top-quality higher education institutions, that happen to both be located in Henderson. Everybody wins!”
“We are delighted and honored to join Nevada State College to further strengthen our shared mission to educate future generations of healthcare professionals. Further, NSC’s students bring rich diversity to the pharmacy profession in our region,” said Renee Coffman, PhD, president and co-founder of Roseman University.
For more information or to register for the program, visit www.nsc.edu/fasttrackbstopharmd.
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 and Summerlin (Las Vegas), Nevada 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 an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner; and College of Graduate Studies offering a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine, once it becomes accredited. More than 7,000 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. www.roseman.edu
About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is one of the fastest-growing colleges in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 7,000 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.