Campbell Pharmacy School approaches 100 percent passage on national boards

Buies Creek, N.C.—The Campbell University School of Pharmacy again turned in an outstanding performance on the national board exams, posting a 99 percent passage rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and a 98 percent passage rate on the national pharmacy jurisprudence examination (MPJE).

The national exams replace the state board exam ensuring pharmacists the right to practice in all states. A total of 97 Campbell students took the MPJE, beating the national average of 92 percent by six percentage points, while 93 students took the NAPLEX, beating the national average of 95 percent by four percentage points.

Dr. Ronald Maddox, dean of the School of Pharmacy, attributes the exceptional performance to the strong pharmaceutical science foundation the students receive during their first two years of study, as well as the superb instruction and experiential training provided by the Pharmacy Practice faculty and preceptors during the third and fourth years.

“Since its inception in 1986, graduates of the Campbell University School of Pharmacy have maintained an approximate 99 percent passage rate on national examinations,” Maddox said.

The Campbell University School of Pharmacy was established in 1986 as the first new school of pharmacy to open in the United States in 35 years. The school’s primary mission is to train clinical pharmacists in a Christian environment to meet existing and future health care needs and to guide students to become well adjusted, exemplary citizens and community leaders. The school is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Additional courses are taught at the School of Pharmacy Department of Clinical Research located on Campbell University’s RTP campus.

Bulletin: 0030

Date: 10/09/08