About the College

History

Nova Southeastern University's College of Pharmacy admitted its first class in 1987, becoming the first college of Pharmacy in south Florida. In fall 2000, the NSU College of Pharmacy opened a West Palm Beach Program at I-95 and PGA Boulevard. In fall 2001, it opened a full-time program on the campus of Pontifical Catholic University in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

The only distinction between the Fort Lauderdale campus-based degree program and the distance site programs is geography. Each location has a team of site coordinators, as well as its own administration, faculty, and staff. Interactive video technology and videoconferencing are used to provide lectures between sites simultaneously. This technology provides for live interaction between faculty members and students regardless of location. Identical handouts, texts, and tests are used. Communication is available through telephone, fax, and email, just as with Fort Lauderdale-based students. All students have access to the Health Professions Division Library, computer Labs, online learning resources, and the vast technological innovations provided by NSU, which has been a leader in distance education programs for many years.

In an effort to meet the growing demands of the pharmacy profession, the NSU College of Pharmacy outlined a curriculum for international pharmacy graduates that leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. In 2002, the college matriculated its first group of international pharmacy graduates into the Pharm.D. degree program on the Fort Lauderdale campus.

Since admitting its charter class in 1987, the NSU College of Pharmacy (NSU-COP) has:

The 25th Anniversary History Documentary Video