Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

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At the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, we are training and preparing the future leaders in the field of pharmacy.

Programs of Study

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Pre-Pharmacy Guaranteed Seat Program

Wilkes鈥 selective guaranteed seat program puts high school seniors on a path earn a PharmD in just six years.

Claim your guaranteed seat

正澳门六合彩开奖直播 four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

Professional PharmD

This four-year program accepts students who:

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  • Want to transfer to Wilkes from a two- or four-year college or university.
  • Have already completed a degree at a two- or four-year college or university.

Enroll as a PharmD Student

Health Promotion Major

Are you passionate about helping others and wish to pursue a career in health and wellness?

A degree in health promotion can prepare you to promote health and wellness initiatives in a variety of settings and communities, including community health centers, wellness facilities, nonprofit organizations, and private industry.

ENROLL AS A Health Promotion Major

Additional Programs

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy also offers other programs for current and prospective students:


of Wilkes graduates in the Class of 2023 had employment or residency secured at the time of graduation


years of scholarship awards for students in the pre-pharmacy guaranteed-seat program


match rate for the Class of 2024 exceeding the national match rate

The Wilkes pharmacy program is perfect for those like me who love a professional, goal-oriented environment that still feels like a home away from home.

Sidney McNeil - P2 Student

I feel more than prepared to work each day as a pharmacist and leader with the U.S. Air Force because of the values instilled within me by the faculty and staff at Wilkes.

Cody Morcom 鈥20, PharmD - Captain and Pharmacist, U.S. Air Force

I originally chose Wilkes for its nationally recognized pharmacy program. Once on campus, I found other aspects that make it great, such as endless activities and club events happening daily.

Nathaniel Edwards - P3 Student

I was able to stay heavily involved in activities within and outside of pharmacy school. It is a very close-knit community, and my professors were always there when I needed help.

Lauren Hertzog 鈥20, PharmD - Lieutenant and Pharmacist, U.S. Public Health Service

Indicators of Success

More on Accreditation and Indicators of Success

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Graduation Rates: 97.2% (2019) | 98.6% (2020) | 95.8% (2021) | 95.5% (2022) | 97% (2023)
On-Time Graduation Rates

Over the last five years, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy has consistently graduated more than 95% of its students on time.

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy NAPLEX (Pharmacy Board) First Time Pass Rates: 94.5% (2020) | 91.2% (2021) | 81.7% (2022) | 75.4% (2023)
NAPLEX First-time Pass Rates

Wilkes students have surpassed national first-time pass rates of the NAPLEX three of the last four years.

NAPLEX First-time Pass Rates
Year State National Wilkes
2020 88% 86.3% 94.5%
2021 83.7% 81.8% 91.3%
2022 78.6% 77.7% 80.3%
2023 75.5% 78.6% 75.4%
Nesbitt School of Pharmacy MPJE pass rates: 100% (2020) | 94.3% (2021) | 92% (2022) | 76.5% (2023)
MPJE First-time Pass Rates

Wilkes students have consistently exceeded national first-time pass rates of the MPJE.

MPJE First-time Pass Rates
Year State National Wilkes
2020 87% 82.5% 88.55%
2021 87.1% 83.1% 100%
2022 84% 75.7% 92.2%
2023 77.1% 74.4% 78.9%
Employment After Graduation for Class of 2023 Graduates: Community Practice 42% | Residency/Post-Graduate Fellowship 31% | Inpatient/Acute Care 10% | Unknown 8% | Alternative 6% | Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy 6%
Employment After Graduation

Wilkes pharmacy graduates practice in community practices and post-graduate training, among other areas.

PharmD Program Accreditation

正澳门六合彩开奖直播鈥檚 Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Accreditation

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education through June 30, 2029.

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Strategic Planning Committee completed an updated five-year strategic plan for 2017-2022. The committee worked with internal and external stakeholders to solicit input related to key strategic initiatives. Stakeholders included faculty and staff members, student pharmacists, alumni, members of the university community outside of the school, the Dean鈥檚 Advisory Council and pharmacists in a variety of settings.

The Strategic Initiatives

  1. Recruit, enroll and retain a high-performing, diverse student body.
  2. Foster excellence and innovation in the professional didactic and experiential curriculum that is based on the current and projected landscape of healthcare, pharmacy practice, and educational delivery.
  3. Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders of the school and university.
  4. Discover knowledge and advance education, science and clinical practice through the creation of sustainable research/scholarship programs for faculty, staff and students.
  5. Invest in administrators, faculty, and staff who will contribute to the school鈥檚 success.
  6. Promote facilities development to support an optimal learning environment for students, faculty, staff and the community.
  7. Strengthen the school鈥檚 finances to support the school鈥檚 mission.

Measurable action items, outcomes, responsible parties and target accomplishment dates have been established for each strategic initiative. The strategic plan and accompanying initiatives will guide our prioritization of attention and resources to ensure that the school is positioned well for continued, future success.

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