NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

174 Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy—Entry-Level Program For information and requirements for dual admission, contact one of the following: • Office of Admissions Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Nova Southeastern University 3300 S. University Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004 Phone: 800-541-6682 • Office of Admissions/Oficina de Admisiones Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico 2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferré Aguayo Suite 584 Ponce, Puerto Rico 00717-9997 Phone: (787) 841-2000, ext. 1024 • Office of Admissions/Oficina de Admisiones Universidad Central De Bayamon P.O. Box 1725 Bayamon, PR 00960-1725 Phone: (787) 786-3060 • Office of Admissions/Oficina de Admisiones Universidad de Puerto Rico en Aguadilla P.O. Box 6150 Aguadilla, PR 00604-6150 Phone: (787) 890-2681, exts. 2280, 4431, or 6431 Pharmacy Intern Licensure Upon matriculation, students are eligible to apply for pharmacy intern licensure. Licensure is a requirement for all NSU Pharm.D. students and for placement on pharmacy practice experiences. All students must have a valid U.S. Social Security number to apply for and receive the necessary pharmacy intern license(s). Without the appropriate intern license(s), a student cannot complete the curricular requirements. Internship hours must be completed within the guidelines of the Florida Board of Pharmacy, as set forth in the Rule, Chapter 64B16-26 and by the Board of Pharmacy in any state in which the student plans to be licensed. The directors of experiential education will provide assistance and guidance to students regarding pharmacy practice experiences and earning required hours. International students with questions regarding the validity of their visa for issuance of a Social Security number should contact the Office of International Students and Scholars by phone at (954) 262-7240 or 800-541-6682, ext. 27240, or by email at intl@nova.edu. Course of Study NSU’s Doctor of Pharmacy degree is awarded after successful completion of four years of professional study in the Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy. The curriculum stresses innovative teaching delivery and assessment methods. The curriculum is designed so courses integrate information and build on one another in order to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the profession. The curriculum uses active-learning components to improve critical thought process, reflective activity to stimulate professional growth, and experiential learning to optimize provision of patient-centered care. Course content, teaching modalities, enhanced assessments, and incorporation of a block structure promote student learning and professional growth. The curricular design is based upon the 3 Ps. • Prepare knowledge in the classroom. • Practice skills in the laboratory. • Provide direct and indirect patient care in experiential activities. Students complete required Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) at community, hospital, and specialty health care sites in a variety of health care environments and systems, including direct and indirect patient care. Students are responsible for having reliable transportation (e.g., personal vehicle) to attend sites and may be required to secure accommodation at APPE sites away from their home locations. Prior to going on APPEs, students must successfully complete all didactic and elective courses, IPPEs, and assessments. The evolution of the practice of pharmacy has increased the types and depth of care pharmacists provide to patients. The generalist practitioner must collect, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information relating to the selection and use of medication. Pharmacists who practice “at the top of their license” develop and refine skills and earn certificates in the latest standards of practice and patient safety. They may need to complete postgraduate residencies and specialty board certification for employment in hospitals. Global Engagement Opportunities for travel study, international APPEs, and medical outreach are available. Students must be preapproved to participate in college-sponsored, international programs.