NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy—Entry-Level Program 183 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, extension 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 College of Pharmacy. The curriculum stresses innovative teaching delivery and assessment methods. Students are provided an initial orientation during which they are exposed to library and online resources, professionalism, and academic expectations. Some courses may be offered in a hybridmodel, which includes synchronous and asynchronous online learning, as well as on-campus learning and videoconferencing. 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 meets the changing needs of the profession. 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. The curriculumuses 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 care in experiential activities. Students will learn, understand, retain, and apply pharmaceutical principles to patient-centered care. During the second and third years, students will complete required Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs). IPPE: Community Pharmacy is a 160-hour, outpatient experience highlighting the operations and practice management aspects of community pharmacy practice. IPPE: Health Systems is a 160-hour inpatient experience highlighting the operations and practice management aspects of health systems pharmacy practice. During the final year, students will complete seven 240-hour Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) in direct patient care areas and elective experiences in specialty health care areas. APPEs continue the student’s education by providing opportunities for the clinical application of patient care in a broad variety of health care environments and systems. At this point in the curriculum, it is expected that student pharmacists practice drug therapy monitoring with more independence. APPEs are six-week, full-time commitments for the students (a minimum of 40 hours per week). Each semester of the fourth-year curriculum includes a Curricular Review course that provides resources for studentinitiated review to assess and strengthen students’ knowledge and skills developed during the curriculum. Students are required to return to their respective campuses at designated times each semester for live instruction and assessment. Students are responsible for having reliable transportation (e.g., personal vehicle) to attend assigned IPPE and APPE sites and may be required to secure accommodation at APPE sites away from their home location. APPEs may be taken in any sequence, however students may not begin APPEs until all didactic courses, IPPEs, electives, and assessments, are successfully completed. Failure to successfully complete required coursework will prevent the student fromprogressing in the curriculum. Students have 60 days after the end of the semester to resolve any grade disputes; after that, the instructor may discard all materials from the semester. This may lead to a delay in graduation. The programmust be completed within six academic years from the date of matriculation. Global Engagement Opportunities for travel study, international APPEs, and medical outreach are available. Students must be preapproved to participate in college-sponsored, international programs. Graduation Requirements—Entry Level To receive a Pharm.D. degree, a student must fulfill the following requirements: • be of good moral character