I am currently a nursing student in this university. I will be completing my BSN degree by June 2019. (I started February 2018). The nursing program at Roseman has two different tracks: the traditional BSN track (18 months) and the accelerated BSN, known as ABSN (16 months). I am in the accelerated program. So now you're thinking, what is the difference? Well, the traditional track is required to be on campus for all school-related meetings, such as lectures, labs, & assessments. They are in class from Mon-Friday, typically from 8AM - 3PM (I think they get out early on Fridays). The accelerated track does not have any lectures in class. All material is presented online. We have to be on campus for labs and exams. Here's the thing: the Roseman nursing program does not follow traditional semester based courses (like where you take 4 classes, 1 lab, 1 clinical = 17 units). At roseman, they have provided a program where we are "BLOCK" based. For the regular BSN and ABSN (same curriculum, different learning styles), there are 15 blocks. As we progress to the program, we are only focusing on ONE block at a time, meaning that each block is about 2-6 weeks long, depending on the material/course -- basically what I am trying to say is, imagine a whole semester of "MED SURG NURSING" at a regular university in a 4 week class. It's basically like going to summer school (focusing on one class at a time) for 16 months.
For the ABSN program, we mainly have to self-teach ourselves the material. We are given reading assignments, discussions, mandatory skills labs, and scheduled exams. For both BSN/ABSN, ALL GRADED MATERIAL MUST BE > or equal to 90%. Meaning all your exams has to be 90% or higher in order to pass. 89%
But don't be scared, they have structured this program very well for people to succeed. They really push you to work hard and achieve that 90% or higher. Overall, it is your duty as a student to be on track with all the material assigned so that you may be able to pass your exams (we call it assessments). If you do not pass your exam with 90% OR HIGHER, they offer remediation periods where you may retake that exam, and score that90%>.
So far, I have completed half of the program and I love it! I was so scared at first because of the high grades needed to continue throughout the program, but overall, I have learned so much. Especially I learned how to self-manage my time and discipline myself to be on track and learn the material.
Also, for clinicals, for example, BLOCK 5/15 is MED SURG 1. There is about 4-5 weeks of lecture material that you mainly focus on. There will be labs and lab exams (starting IVs, passing meds - still need >90% to pass that) during those weeks. After you pass that lecture block with 90%>, you then enter the clinical portion of that block (Med Surg I). This was about 4 weeks long, 3x/week, 12 HOUR SHIFTS. All of Rosemans clinicals for nursing are 12 hours/3x week. Be prepared to wake up at 5AM and sleeping by 7 PM when you get home.
For any other information, feel free to ask! I would rate this school a 8/10, only because sometimes they are so unorganized with scheduling and some of the staff members do not show the compassion a nurse should always carry as a professional value.