Nova Southeatern University is the largest independent university in the southeast. With approximately 27,000 students, 162,000 alumni, a sprawling, 314-acre Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus and a presence throughout Florida, the U.S. and nine countries around the world, NSU's reputation for academic excellence and innovation continues to flourish. Nova Southeastern University is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees in a wide rande of fields including, the health professions, law, business, marine sciences, and education. In addition, the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Nova Southereastern University College of Pharmacy has been granted full accreditation status by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), the national agency for the accreditation of professional programs in pharmacy. The College of Pharmacy is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
Curriculum: The curriculum of the College of Pharmacy stresses innovative delivery and assessment methods. Practice experiences in community, hospital, service learning, and traditional pharmacy settings begin in the first semester and continue throughout the student's course of study. These experiences facilitate real-life application of the material and provide opportunities to integrate information learned in the classroom. The first two years build a foundation in the medical and pharmaceutical sciences, including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmaceutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and nonprescription therapies. Third year students focus on applying the material they have learned. The entire fourth year consists of full-time clinical rotations, where students practice Drug Therapy monitoring, (or develop Drug Therapy monitoring skills in specialized areas.)
Highlights: Since admitting its charter class in 1987, the College of Pharmacy has: Led the nation in the level of enrollment of Hispanic doctoral pharmacy students; Developed residency programs in General Pharmacy Practice, Ambulatory Care, and Infectious Diseases; Developed a Drug Information Center to provide area health care providers with current information on pharmaceuticals; Developed two ambulatory care pharmacies for innovative teaching and testing of pharmacist's expanding roles; Surpassed the national and state passing rates on the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination.
Facilities: The main campus of the College of Pharmacy is situated in the Health Professions Division of Nova Southeastern University. This campus occupies a $70 million complex covering 21 acres. The division includes eight buildings totaling over 900,000 square feet of space for classrooms, laboratories, offices, the Health Professions Division library, an outpatient health center, and a pharmaceutical care center. In addition, the College of Pharmacy maintains separate sites in Palm Beach, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Each location has a team of site coordinators, administration, faculty, and staff. Compressed interactive video technology and video conferencing are used to provide lectures between sites simultaneously. This technology provides for live interaction between the lecturer and students regardless of location. Identical handouts, texts, and tests are used. All students have access to the Health Professions Division library, computer labs, on-line learning resources, and the vast technological innovations provided by NSU, which has been a leader in distance education programs for many years.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology I and II including laboratory||6||9|
|Anatomy and Physiology with or without laboratory||6||9|
|General Chemistry including laboratory||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry including laboratory||8||12|
|General Physics with or without laboratory||3||4.5|
|Speech/ Public Speaking||3||4.5|
|Social/ Behavioral Sciences||3||4.5|
|Social/ Behavioral Sciences or Humanities||9||13.5|
|Advanced Sciences: cellular or molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or genetics||6||9|
Upon receipt of the PharmCAS Application, NSU College of Pharmacy will forward a secondary application.
Applicants should take the PCAT no later than January 2015.
All applicants must have completed English Composition I and II, with a grade of "C" or better. This is the only circumstance that will waitve the TOEFL requirement for ESL students.