Southeastern College of Pharmacy admitted its charter class in 1987, becoming the first college of pharmacy in South Florida. The following year it became Southeastern University of the Health Sciences and, in 1994, Nova University and Southeastern University of the Health Sciences merge to form Nova Southeastern University, as it is known today.
Since its inception the College of Pharmacy has graduated more than 5,000 pharmacy professionals and researchers. The College offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program, a Ph.D. or M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and an M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs. In addition to the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus, the college now has locations at regional campuses in Palm Beach, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The only distinction between the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus-based degree program and the distance programs is geography. Each location has its own administration, faculty, and staff members. Interactive technology and videoconferencing are used to provide lectures and active learning between campuses simultaneously regardless of physical location. Identical handouts, texts, and assessments are used. Communication is available through multiple media resources including, but not limited to, telephone, fax, email, interactive technologies. All students have access to the Martin and Gail Press 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.
To meet the growing demands of the pharmacy profession, a unique curriculum for international pharmacy graduates was created 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.
The NSU Pharmacy and Pharmacy Clinics are open to the public and offer a range of disease management services, and an herbal and supplementation therapy clinic. In addition, the pharmacy offers compounding, medication therapy management, adult vaccination, and trains students throughout the spectrum of their professional student career.
1986 G. Joseph Norwood, Ph.D., named Founding Dean of the Southeastern College of Pharmacy
1987 Charter class of the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program matriculates
1988 Charter class of the Doctor of Pharmacy program matriculates
1991 William D. Hardigan, Ph.D., named Dean of Southeastern College of Pharmacy
1994 Southeastern University of the Health Sciences and Nova University merge to become Nova Southeastern University
1995 ACPE approved Continuing Education program for licensed pharmacists
1998 Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy opens
Post-baccalaureate Pharm.D. program is established for graduates of ACPE approved Colleges of Pharmacy
1999 Final graduating class of the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree
2000 The distance campus in Palm Beach, Florida opens
2001 The Puerto Rico Regional Campus opened in Ponce, Puerto Rico
2002 Advanced Standing Pharm.D. is established for international pharmacy graduates
2005 Andrés Malavé, Ph.D., named Dean of Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
2007 International Travel Study program launched
2009 Dean’s Ambassador program established
2010 Healing and Medicinal Garden and Reflexology Pathway established on the Ft. Lauderdale/Davie campus
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences program established
2014 Lisa M. Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D., named Dean of Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
2016 Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Affairs program established
Professional immunization certification program established for Pharm.D. students
2017 Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program established
2018 Professional Medication Therapy Management certification program established for Pharm.D. students
2019 Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D., named Dean of Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
2021 Joint Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry between the College of Pharmacy and Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Project Management concentration approved for Pharm.D. students