NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

170 Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy Interprofessional Education (IPE) NSU’s Pharm.D. students are educated in a variety of interprofessional education settings with colleagues from other health care professions throughout their curriculum. The Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice (CIPEP) acts as the coordinating body for IPE, research, and practice at NSU. The overarching goal is to prepare students to be leaders in interprofessional, collaborative work environments. The university provides unique opportunities for exposure, immersion, and competency experiences throughout the curriculum. First Professional Year: Students are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacist on a patient care team. In addition to the introduction of the roles of a pharmacist, students work alongside NSU MD students to work on cases, practicing their collaborative roles. Second Professional Year: Students gain additional experience working alongside prescribers, specifically NSU MD students, to analyze increasingly complicated patient cases. Students will collaborate in interprofessional teams to identify medication-related problems, discuss potential consequences, and develop a plan to address those consequences. Third Professional Year: During the final didactic year, students participate in the annual IPE Day experience, working alongside various health care professionals, including medical, nursing, dental, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, and physician assistant students from multiple NSU campuses. Fourth Professional Year: During the advanced pharmacy practice experiences, students collaborate with multiple health care professionals while providing team-based care. Students are evaluated on their competency to function as interprofessional team members in a variety of direct patient care settings. Financial Aid The purpose of the Student Financial Assistance Program at Nova Southeastern University is to help as many qualified students as possible to complete their educational pursuits. Various loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students and are described online at nova.edu /financialaid. Although most first-year pharmacy students will be classified as graduate students for financial aid purposes, students who matriculate with fewer than 90 semester hours and students in the Dual Admission Program will be classified as undergraduates for the first year in the BJSCOP. Transfer Credits Requests for transfer credit must be submitted in writing to the associate dean of the student’s program. The request must include an official copy of the transcript containing the course title, final course grade, and a course syllabus. In the Pharm.D. program, transfer credit will only be considered for courses taken at pharmacy schools accredited by the ACPE or for those courses given prior approval by the associate dean of the Professional Program. Up to, but no more than, four elective credit hours may be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate institution. A minimum of 30 credit hours of didactic coursework and all Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) must be completed at NSU. Transfer credits may not exceed 2/3 of the required credits to complete the degree program. In the Ph.D. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences programs, a maximum of 6 credits may be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate institution. In the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs program, a maximum of 3 credits may be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate program. Requests must be submitted in writing to the associate dean of the student’s program. For all programs, transfer credit will only be considered for courses designated with a graduate-level course number that were passed with a grade of B or better. Credit will not be transferred if previous credit was used to earn a degree from the granting institution. An official transcript from the institution attended must be provided before transfer credit will be awarded. All transfer credit requests must be received prior to August 1 of the first year of pharmacy school. Official transcripts must be sent to Nova Southeastern University, Enrollment Processing Services, 3300 S. University Drive, PO Box 299000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004. Electronic transcripts should be sent to electronictranscript@nova.edu. Class Cancellation Policy The university reserves the right to cancel any class.