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Pharm.D. Advanced Standing

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Advanced Standing

Nova Southeastern University's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy offers a unique opportunity for international pharmacy graduates to advance their careers and enter the U.S. health care system. Our Advanced Standing Pharm.D. program allows you to leverage your existing knowledge and experience to quickly earn your Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

What is the Advanced Standing Pharm.D. program?

  • A 3-year program designed specifically for international pharmacy graduates.
  • Builds upon your existing pharmacy education and prepares you for clinical pharmacy practice in the United States.
  • Integrates information and skills necessary to be successful in the profession, including drug therapy principles, business aspects, communication, and legal considerations.
  • Provides opportunities to develop essential clinical skills through pharmacy practice experiences in community, hospital, and specialty health care settings.

Featuring a tailored curriculum that incorporates disease process, pharmacotherapeutic knowledge, and enhanced patient monitoring, the Advanced Standing Pathway is your roadmap to a globally relevant pharmacy education. 

Quick Facts


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NSU's Pharm.D. Advanced Standing Pathway is 126 credit hours to complete. 

Delivery Options

Coursework for this program is conducted in class, online, and in out-of-classroom Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). IPPEs and APPEs may be located in off-campus locations (students must have reliable transportation).

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted online and on a rolling basis. PharmCAS application is due on June 3, 2024


Learn More About Professional Program Admissions


The Advanced Standing Pathway curriculum gives standing based upon previously completed coursework in accordance with the Foreign Coursework Evaluation procedure outlined in the Admissions Requirements. The curriculum facilitates the integration of international pharmacists into the entry-level class, as requested by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

The courses are representative of the overall requirements of the program at the time of publication, and are subject to change. The curriculum is revised, as needed, to meet the demands of the profession.

Competency Based Educational College Outcomes

Summer Semester

CRN Course Name Credits
PHRC 5811 Foundations of Pharmacy I 2
PHRC 5812 Foundations of Pharmacy II 5
Total: 7

Fall/Winter Semesters



Course Name Credits
PHRC 4990 IPPE: Community Pharmacy 4
PHRL 5813 Foundations of Pharmacy III 2
PHRC 5832 Integrated Disease Management II 4
PHRC 5833 Integrated Disease Management III 4
PHRC 5863 Essentials of Professional Practice III 2
PHRC 5873 Evidence-Based Practice III 2
PHRC 5883 Leadership and Professional Development III 1
PHRC 5893 Integrated Pharmacy Applications III 2
PHRC 5813 Pharmacy Skills Development III 1
PHRC 5910 Immunology and Clinical Microbiology 2
PHRC 5934 Integrated Disease Management IV 3
PHRC 5935 Integrated Disease Management V 5
PHRC 5964 Essentials of Professional Practice IV 2
PHRC 5974 Evidence-Based Practice IV 2
PHRC 5984 Leadership and Professional Development IV 1
PHRC 5994 Integrated Pharmacy Applications IV 2
PHRL 5914 Pharmacy Skills Development IV 1
Total: 40

Fall/Winter Semesters

CRN Course Name Credits
PHRC 5800 Patient and Physical Assessment 2
PHRC 5990 IPPE: Health Systems 4
PHRC 6836 Integrated Disease Management VI 4
PHRC 6837 Integrated Disease Management VII 3
PHRC 6838 Integrated Disease Management VIII 3
PHRC 6865 Essentials of Professional Practice V 3
PHRC 6875 Evidence-Based Practice V 2
PHRC 6885 Leadership and Professional Development V 1
PHRC 6895 Integrated Pharmacy Applications V 2
PHRL 6810 Sterile Products Laboratory 1
PHRL 6815 Pharmacy Skills Development V 1
PHRC 6920 Seminar 1
PHRC 7700 Integrated Care 4
PHRE Elective 2
Total: 39

Summer/Fall/Winter Semesters

CRN Course Name Credits
PHRC 7710 APPE: Internal Medicine 6
PHRC 7720 APPE: Ambulatory Care 6
PHRC 7730 APPE: Advanced Hospital 6
PHRC 7740 APPE: Community Pharmacy 6
PHRC 7750 APPE: Elective I 6
PHRC 7760 APPE: Elective II 6
PHRC 7770 APPE: Elective III 6
PHRC 7801 Curricular Review I  1
PHRC 7802 Curricular Review II  1
PHRC 7803 Curricular Review III  2
*Total: 40

IPPE = Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
APPE = Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

The curriculum prepares students for practice and to take the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®), and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®), components of the licensure process to practice as a pharmacist.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Gain Real-World Pharmacy Experience

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) give you hands-on learning in community and hospital settings. You'll integrate knowledge from classes and labs while exploring the role of a clinical pharmacist and honing your communication skills. Successful completion of IPPEs unlocks the next level of your journey: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).

During APPEs, you'll:

  • spend six weeks immersing yourself in a supervised pharmacy practice environment.
  • apply what you've learned in the classroom to real-life patient care scenarios.
  • develop essential competencies like interprofessional collaboration and evidence-based medicine.
  • enhance your communication and patient education skills. 

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