Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2018 outranks state and national licensure exam passage rates

The PharmD Class of 2018 posted a 96.3% first-time pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), which is above state (94.6%) and national (91.6%) averages. For the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MJPE), Campbell students also posted a 96% first-time in-state pass rate that was well above the state (89.4%) and national (85%) averages.

“Walking across the stage at graduation and having their degree conferred upon them is the ultimate conclusion to their years of education, but passing the two examinations and receiving their license to practice pharmacy is truly the culmination of their experience,” said Pharmacy Practice Department Chair, D. Byron May. “We are very proud of our students and their success!”

The NAPLEX and MPJE are developed by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy for use by the state boards of pharmacy as part of their criteria for assessing candidates’ competence to practice pharmacy.

“Once again, we have excellent scores that validate the hard work of our students, faculty and staff,” said CPHS Dean, Michael L. Adams. “I know that we will continue to rise to the challenge of educating for excellence and will produce unparalleled practitioners who will make a difference in the lives of so many people for years to come.”

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