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Pharm.D. Advanced Standing

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Entry-Level

Launch your rewarding pharmacy career at Nova Southeastern University's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy. Our Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to excel in the ever-evolving field of pharmacy. As a Pharm.D. student, you'll engage in patient-centered care techniques, leadership training, and real-world clinical practice while developing career-advancing relationships amidst NSU’s health care teams.

Our curriculum uses advanced interactive teaching, delivery, and assessment methods. As an NSU Silverman College of Pharmacy student, you'll also have opportunities to participate in international trips and research opportunities that broaden your perspective. Upon completion of this program, you'll be prepared to become a successful practicing pharmacist in a dynamic and evolving health care environment.

Quick Facts

Tuition

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

Curriculum

NSU's Pharm.D. Entry-Level program is 159 credit hours to complete, minimum. 

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

Admission Requirements 

2.75
or Higher Cumulative GPA*
2.3
or Higher Science GPA*
2.0
or Higher Mathematics GPA*
66 
Semester Hours of Coursework from a Regionally Accredited Institution
English Proficiency
Required for Non-Native Speakers
3 Letters
of Recommendation. Two Science Professors and One Non-Science Professor, Health Care Professional, or Preprofessional Committee Member.

*Applicants with a master’s degree and completed pre-requisites (or are in progress of completing the minimum prerequisites) are recommended to have a

  • preferred minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • preferred minimum science GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale.
  • preferred minimum mathematics GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Official scores from the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), or another admissions test, are optional. Scores should be within three years from the application submission date. 

Learn More About Professional Program Admissions

Double Your Impact: Explore Concurrent Degree Options

You can apply to complete a concurrent degree after successful completion of first-year pharmacy coursework. Requirements and processes will vary based on the program’s college of origin, but can unlock incredible opportunities for any Pharm.D. student. Explore our concurrent degree options below.

Curriculum

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.

Pharm.D. Curriculum Educational Outcomes

CRN Course Name Credits
PHRC 4810 Patient Care Basics 1
PHRC 4820 Biochemical Basis of Drug Therapy 3
PHRC 4830 Fundamentals of Pharmacodynamics 2
PHRC 4840 Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery 4
PHRC 4850 Pharmaceutical Calculations 2
PHRC 4861 Essentials of Professional Practice I 2
PHRC 4871 Evidence-Based Practice I 1
PHRC 4881 Leadership and Professional Development I 1
PHRL 4811 Pharmacy Skills Development I 1
PHRC 4891 Integrated Pharmacy Applications I 2
PHRC 4910 Nonprescription Drugs and Self Care 3
PHRC 4921 Individualized Drug Therapy 4
PHRC 4931 Integrated Disease Management I 4
PHRC 4962 Essentials of Professional Practice II 2
PHRC 4972 Evidence-Based Practice II 2
PHRC 4982 Leadership and Professional Development II 1
PHRL 4912 Pharmacy Skills Development II 1
PHRC 4992 Integrated Pharmacy Applications II 2
Total: 38
CRN Course Name Credits
PHRC 4990 IPPE: Community Pharmacy 4
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
PHRL 5813 Pharmacy Skills Development III 1
PHRC 5893 Integrated Pharmacy Applications III 2
PHRC 5910 Fundamentals of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases 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
PHRL 5914 Pharmacy Skills Development IV 1
PHRC 5994 Integrated Pharmacy Applications IV 2
PHRE

Elective(s)
(includes electives which lead to a concentration, when applicable)

4
Total: 42
CRN Course Name Credits
PHRC 5800 Patient and Physical Assessment 2
PHRC 5990 IPPE: Health Systems 4
PHRL 6810 Sterile Products Laboratory 1
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
PHRL 6815 Pharmacy Skills Development V 1
PHRC 6895 Integrated Pharmacy Applications V 2
PHRC 6920 Seminar 1
PHRC 7700 Integrated Care 4
PHRE Elective(s) 
(includes electives which lead to a concentration, when applicable)
2
PHRC 77XX APPE* 6
Total: 39
Course 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
(includes APPE which lead to completion of a concentration, when applicable)
6
PHRC 7801 Curricular Review I 1
PHRC 7802 Curricular Review II 1
PHRC 7803 Curricular Review III 2

*Total: 40

(*one APPE may be scheduled at the end of Yr 3 and not repeated in Yr 4)

Total Curriculum Credit Hours: 159

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. 
Jennifer Steinberg Hernandez, Pharm.D.
Director, Experiential Education, Assistant Professor
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)
Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Palm Beach Campuses
954-262-1370

 

Julie Marin, Pharm.D.
Director, Experiential Education, Assistant Professor
Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs/APPEs)
Puerto Rico Regional Campus
787-773-6585

 

Denise T. Elia, Pharm.D.
Director, Preceptor Development/Assistant Professor Experiential Education
Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus
787-773-6585

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