NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy 167 Pharmacists practice in a variety of direct and indirect patient care settings, including, but not limited to, community pharmacies, hospitals, extended-care facilities, public health clinics, research and development, manufacturing, academia, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies. The college embraces these opportunities for pharmacists to assume a wider role in the health care needs of society, and qualified students have the opportunity to earn concurrent master’s degrees in either business administration (M.B.A.), public health (M.P.H.), or health informatics (M.S.). Ph.D. graduates focus on expanding the science of drug knowledge by creating and testing new drug molecules or using technology to develop new dosage forms. This field responds to needs identified by practicing pharmacists in caring for patients. The pharmaceutical scientist is very knowledgeable in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and administration. The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs and the M.S. in Pharma- ceutical Sciences prepare students interested in pursuing positions in academia, industry, research organizations, healthcare systems, and government and nongovernmental agencies. The degrees also provide additional preparation for students interested in pursuing a Pharm.D. or Ph.D. degree. Professional Accreditation The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60603-3446, (312) 664-3575, Fax 866-228-2631, website: acpe-accredit.org, has accredited the Doctor of Pharmacy Program of the College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University. Memberships NSU’s Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The college is also a member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). Facilities The college’s administrative offices are located on the third floor of the Health Professions Division Terry Administration Building. Pharmacy practice and research laboratories are located on the third floor of the Library/Laboratories Building. The NSU Palm Beach Campus and NSU Puerto Rico Regional Campus have administrative offices, classrooms, and labs on-site. Experiential sites are primarily located throughout Florida and Puerto Rico, and pharmacy practice faculty members are assigned to innovative, patient-centered facilities in South Florida and Puerto Rico. In the fall of 2000, the NSU Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy opened a program in Palm Beach County. After spending many years at a shared site, NSU moved to its own 75,000-square-foot facility. Classes began at the new location in the fall of 2011. The NSU Palm Beach Campus features classrooms and labs, a student lounge, a fitness area, a pharmacy library, and administrative offices. In the fall of 2001, a full-time program on the campus of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico in Ponce, Puerto Rico, was opened. The Puerto Rico program moved to its new location in San Juan in 2014. The San Juan location has state-of-the-art facilities for pharmacy students and is equipped with lecture halls; study rooms; computer, pharmaceutics, and patient care management laboratories; a Drug Information Center; and additional meeting and classroom space, fully equipped for compressed, interactive video. Each campus has administrators and faculty and staff members. Interactive video technology is used to provide lectures among the three campuses simultaneously. This provides for live interaction between lecturer and students regardless of location. Identical handouts, tests, and texts are used. Communication through telephone, fax, interactive technologies, and email are available to students at all campuses. 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. The NSU Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Wellness Center are located next to the Dr. Sanford L. Ziff Health Care Center on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus on the corner of University Drive and SW 30th Avenue. The pharmacy is open to the public and offers a range of disease management services, including diabetes care and anticoagulation management, to name a few. The pharmacy also added an herbal and supplementation therapy clinic, a service that has been requested often by many patients. Furthermore, the pharmacy offers compounding, medication therapy management services (medication checkups), and adult vaccinations. It teaches pharmacy students throughout the spectrum of their professional student career. Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progress The Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division is pledged to the admission and matriculation of qualified students and wishes to acknowledge awareness of laws that prohibit discrimination against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy status, national or ethnic origin, nondisqualifying disability, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or political beliefs or affiliations.