NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

176 College of Pharmacy and have interprofessional abilities sufficient to interact with others. They consider both the medication and the patient to ensure the patient has the right drug, in the right amount, for the right length of time, and with minimal adverse effects. The result is improved health care. Most pharmacists practice in patient-oriented settings: in community pharmacies, hospitals, extended care facilities, or public health clinics. In addition, pharmacists are employed by the pharmaceutical industry in research and development, in manufacturing, or as medical science liaisons. They work in academic institutions, government, health maintenance organizations, and home health care programs. 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 biomedical informatics (M.S.). Ph.D. graduates focus on expanding the science of drug knowledge by creating and testing newdrugmolecules 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 pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and administration. TheM.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs and theM.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences prepare students interested in pursuing positions in academia, industry, research organizations, health care systems, and government and nongovernmental agencies. The degrees also provide additional preparation for students interested in pursuing a Pharm.D. or Ph.D. degree. Accreditation The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603-3410, (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 College of Pharmacy is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The College of Pharmacy 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 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 College of Pharmacy opened a program in PalmBeach County. After spendingmany years at a shared site, NSUmoved 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 programon the campus of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico in Ponce, Puerto Rico, was opened. The Puerto Rico programmoved to its new location in San Juan in 2014. The San Juan location has stateof-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 Pharmacy Clinics are located next to the 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 recently 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 check-ups), 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