Dr. Harry Rosenberg, Dr. Renee Coffman and Dr. Charles Lacy began establishing the Nevada College of Pharmacy to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in Henderson, NV. With $15,000 and an idea that pharmacy education should and could be better, more effective and capable of producing highly competent graduates. They rented 900-square feet of office in the Painters Union Building on Whitney Mesa.
The first 36 students enroll to earn their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees at the Nevada College of Pharmacy, the first and to this day, only school of its kind in the State of Nevada.
The inaugural class of 36 students graduated in November 2003 with their PharmD degrees.
The Board of Trustees changed the name of the institution to the University of Southern Nevada (USN) to reflect the intent to expand degree offerings, and approved the development of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
The College of Nursing was established at Henderson campus, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing beginning in April.
The College of Pharmacy extended its PharmD program to South Jordan, Utah, establishing a campus in that state.
The establishment of the College of Dental Medicine (CODM) was approved by the University’s Board of Trustees.
The University became regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities.
The College of Nursing admits the first class in the Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program in Nevada.
The University is officially renamed “Roseman University of Health Sciences” to reflect non-geographic branding and the university’s mission as “a leader in transforming health care education.”
The University completed a merger with the Nevada Cancer Institute Foundation, securing the 184,000 square foot Engelstad Cancer Research Building to bolster its medical research programs. The following year, the adjacent 143,000 square foot Flagship Building of the former Nevada Cancer Institute was acquired. Combined, the two buildings make up what is now Roseman University’s Summerlin campus.
The Board of Trustees approved the College of Medicine for development.
Roseman University and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation formally agreed to a partnership to create a one-of-a-kind collaboration in the State of Nevada with Cure 4 The Kids becoming an independent division of Roseman University of Health Sciences and moving its administrative and clinical operations to the Summerlin campus.