It was founded by Dr. Harry Rosenberg, enrolled its first class in January 2001 and was originally called the Nevada College of Pharmacy and the University of Southern Nevada. The name is a Portmanteau of the names of University President Dr. Harry Rosenberg and Pharmacy School Dean Dr. Renee Coffman. Part of the reasoning behind the name change was the fact that the University has a significant presence in Utah, making the former name, which emphasizes Nevada, geographically inaccurate.
The university offers a Doctor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration degrees. Roseman’s programs are unique in that they utilize a block system in which students focus on one topic at a time (rather than enrolling in multiple courses concurrently).