Roseann Colosimo joined the School of Nursing in 2015 and teaches psychiatric mental health courses. She has more than 40 years of nursing experience in mental health nursing practice, teaching nursing undergraduates, and nursing education program regulation. She chaired the education advisory committee for the State Board of Nursing for the past nine years, and served on the regulatory excellence and NCLEX examinations committee for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Colosimo received the Northern Nevada Nurse educator award from Nevada Nurses association in 2010 while coordinating nursing education in state. Nevada State College honored Colosimo with the Caring Science award in 2015.
Colosimo has been involved in research about internationally educated nurses, has published articles about nursing education regulation, and served as editor of Nevada Nursing magazine.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint John’s College, Cleveland, Ohio, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., specializing in mental health nursing at the master’s level. She later earned her doctorate from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in Counselor Education with a minor in psychology.