I wanted to create this topic to shed a new light to Roseman University. I am posting this coming from someone who was a skeptic to a (now) student of Roseman University. My goal is to give a perspective into the life of being a Nursing student, as well as my journey through out the nursing program of Roseman. I got accepted to program beginning of febuary 2016. Right now, our cohort are in block 5 out of 16 blocks (I will expand on this below but basically a block is one class). I am speaking entirely about the ABSN program (Henderson) and not the BSN program or the ABSN program in South Jordan.
Disclaimer: My post is entirely my opinion and is not a reflection of the alumni, my peers or the school. However, Many of what I will say are widely shared by my cohort.
Table of contents
- School system
- Online system (Didactic)
- Life as a student
- Living in Henderson
- Clinicals (to be added)
- Guide to each block (to be added)
- Professors guide (to be added)
- additional comments
Like many of you, I went to Allnursing.com to get a student's perspective regarding the school prior to attending. I came across the topic:
"Roseman University ABSN (didactic online)"
Here is the link: Roseman University ABSN (didactic online)
You can take the time to read through it if you have not done so, as it gives you a past history of students that have gone through the old system. To summarize, the older
ABSN program had numerous problems regarding the prior Dean, terrible professors, and a broken system that prevented student from learning, passing, and graduating.
Fast forward to Feb 2016, and I can honestly say that the program mentioned before is nothing to what it is today. Although its hard to give a true reflection of the changes, I can note some that I have noticed. (I will add to this as I continue to the program)
- The school have provided a Super remediation that enabled students a 3rd chance to pass the block/course
- There is a NEW Dean, who have drastically changed the philosophy of the program to become more mindful on the opinion of the students.
- Based on the Dean's orientation. Many of the professors that were terrible were removed and are replaced. Some professors from the BSN program have been moved to teach the ABSN program. the professor so far that we have had are caring, passionate and ready to help.
The program is not a traditional Nursing program. It is not a quarter or semester system. The program is set up in a way that you are taking one course a time called, blocks. There is a total of 16 blocks lasting 16 months. each block last between 2 weeks to 6 weeks (as far as I know). therefore, throughout the program you are focusing at one course a time. However, each block is very fast paced. To give a perspective, our pharmacology class taken at block 4 is less than 2 weeks long but encompasses the whole body system (trust me when I say this, its a lot!). Be prepared to study. Based on our experience so far, the amount of study we put in, reflects the grade we get.
The program is primarily online. Assignments, quizes, projects, and group collaborations are completed online. Anything that will need to be submitted to professors will more than likely be online. Despite this, you will have to move Here to Vegas due to labs, clinical experience, final exams and some requirements requires you to be physically in Vegas. Is it doable to just fly here on the required days? In my opinion, this is very doable but may end up being more costly than just living here. 16 months is not very long.
Living in Vegas/Henderson
Living in Henderson is not like living in the strip of Vegas. Its suburban, clean and pretty low-key. If the issue is focusing in school, you shouldnt have a problem with that here. It is generally safe here in Henderson, nothing like North Las Vegas (thankfully thats far from henderson). The city is located roughly 15-20 minutes from the strip. So party goers will definetly have a good time here. If you eat out a lot, you will run out of money fast, many restuarants are pricey, especially if you are going to the 4 and above stars in yelp. Cost of living here is cheap so if cost is an issue, I guarantee you it wont be so bad. To give an example, I am living with 2 other roomates who are in the same program as me and our total rent is 1535. my portion is $439 + utilities. There are awsome hiking spots close by: Red rock and Mt. charleston.
Things I like:
- So much to do! So many places to eat! You will never be bored here!
- the Strip
Things I dont like about living here:
- The weather here is wierd. you can wake up with a windy morning, then go to lunch perfectly sunny and cool, then go to sleep with thunders and rain.
- Theres no beaches (I love beaches)
- There are some terrible drivers out here, please be careful.
How is it being a student in Roseman University living in Henderson? Well its going to go something like this. You are going to end up meeting different people from different backgrounds in your cohort. You are going to make friends almost immediately beginning with your interview and orientation. From monday to thursday, you are going to study extremely hard because you want to learn and be the best nurse you can be. You are going to depend on your classmates and they will do the same to you. They will become your family away from home. They are going to be your shoulder when things get hard. You are going to be mentally exhuasted. Then from friday to sunday you are going to relax. You may decide to go to the bars to drink with your new found friends on friday, go clubbing ( if you are into that) on saterday and relax on sunday. Then on finals, week you are going to be studying so hard that you only have 4-6 hours sleep a night. But since you worked hard along with your cohort, everyone passes the block and most of your cohort will celebrate. From time to time (once and month or couple of months) you are going to fly or drive home to visit your family. You will tell them what you have learned and how life in henderson is different from what they think it is. Then you are going to go back to henderson, ready to repeat the process again. Nursing school is difficult because of the amount of material you have to absorb. So study hard like there is no tomorrow. However, Roseman ABSN program is set up in a way that if you work hard and pass your exams, you have extra days you can relax. take those times to truly relax and unwind.
I am now currently on Block 5. I will be continuing to update this as I progress through the program. I will also be checking this post for questions or comments throughout the time I will be in the program so dont hesistate to ask.