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History

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.

Overview:

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

 

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