2023 NSU Fact Book

76 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY The Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, admitted its first class in 1987, becoming the first college of pharmacy in South Florida. The Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy facilities are headquartered at the Health Professions Division on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus and in NSU’s regional campuses in Palm Beach, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experience sites are located nationwide. A pharmacy and a pharmacy clinic are located on the Fort Lauderdale/ Davie Campus. The Healing and Medicinal Garden, a project located on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus and spearheaded by the college and some of Florida’s leading horticulturists and landscape architects, serves as a repository of living medicinal plants and gives students first-hand knowledge of the plants’ properties and roles. The professional responsibilities of pharmacists are expanding rapidly to meet the demands of a dynamic health care system. Prospective drug use review and the offering of consultation services are now mandatory in all states. Through the provision of pharmaceutical care, an increasing number of pharmacists are involved with comprehensive medication management. As pharmacists move more directly into patientcentered care, more of the technical functions of prescription dispensing are being carried out by technicians and automated technology. However, the ultimate responsibility for what takes place at the drug-patient interface still remains with the pharmacist. xxxxx PHARM.D. DEGREE The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is awarded after successful completion of professional study in the college and can be completed at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, the Palm Beach Campus, or the Puerto Rico Regional Campus. An interactive block curriculum allows students to focus on learning and applying pharmaceutical principles through active learning. Each didactic block provides foundation material, opportunities to apply the material learned, and a focus on the use of drugs in the disease process. In addition, students develop skills essential for monitoring drug therapy, conducting physical assessment, and earning national certifications. The final year of the curriculum is composed of fulltime pharmacy practice experiences where students gain hands-on experience in diverse areas of pharmacy practice, including patient care management, clinical pharmacy, medication therapy management, and pharmacy administration. International pharmacy graduates have the opportunity to enter the Pharm.D. program with advanced standing. This allows them to build upon their pharmacy education and prepare them for clinical pharmacy practice. Students are prepared for the North American Pharmacist Licensing Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). In addition, students in Puerto Rico are prepared for the Puerto Rico Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (Examen de Jurisprudencia en Farmacia). Eligible Pharm.D. students can complete a concurrent degree (a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Health Informatics, or a Master of Public Health) while completing the Pharm.D. degree. These degrees are offered in conjunction with the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, respectively. NSU’s BJSCOP gives students the edge in pharmacy education. M.S. DEGREES The Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a two-year program in one of three unique areas of emphasis: (1) Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics centering on drug discovery principles, (2) Drug Development (Pharmaceutics) focusing on drug delivery to the desired target, or (3) Social and Administrative Pharmacy concerned with the interface between pharmacy and society. The Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Affairs is a one-year program designed for those interested in the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the health care and biomedical fields. Colleges and Academic Centers