Pharmacy Program Outcomes and Accreditation


Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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As a fully accredited program by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), FDU’s PharmD program meets the academic requirements for licensure in all 50 states. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete other requirements. Please see state-specific licensure guidelines.

Professional licensure and certification requirements may vary state to state, and are also subject to change. Students should contact the appropriate licensing agency in each home state to obtain the most up-to-date information.


Foundational Knowledge

Graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to apply the foundational sciences to the provision of patient-centered care.

  • LEARNER: Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the foundational sciences to evaluate scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care.

Essentials for Practice and Care

Graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to provide patient-centered care, manage medication use systems, promote health and wellness, and describe the influence of population-based care on patient-centered care.

  • CAREGIVER: Provide patient-centered care as the medication expert (collect and interpret evidence, prioritize, formulate assessments and recommendations, implement, monitor and adjust plans, and document activities).
  • MANAGER: Manage patient healthcare needs using human, financial, technological, and physical resources to optimize the safety and efficacy of medication use systems.
  • PROMOTER: Design prevention, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to manage chronic disease and improve health and wellness.
  • PROVIDER: Describe how population-based care influences patient-centered care and influences the development of practice guidelines and evidence-based best practices.

Approach to Practice and Care

Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to solve problems; educate, advocate and collaborate, working with a broad range of people; recognize social determinants of health, and effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally.

  • PROBLEM SOLVER: Identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies; and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution.
  • EDUCATOR: Educate all audiences by determining the most effective and enduring ways to impart information and assess understanding.
  • ADVOCATE: Assure that patients’ best interests are represented.
  • COLLABORATOR: Actively participate and engage as a healthcare team member by demonstrating mutual respect, understanding, and values to meet patient care needs.
  • INCLUDER: Recognize social determinants of health to diminish disparities and inequities in access to quality care.
  • COMMUNICATOR: Effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally when interacting with an individual, group, or organization.

Personal and Professional Development

Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to demonstrate self-awareness, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, and professionalism.

  • SELF-AWARE: Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth.
  • LEADER: Demonstrate responsibility for creating and achieving shared goals, regardless of position.
  • INNOVATOR: Engage in innovative activities by using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing professional goals.
  • PROFESSIONAL: Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers, and society.

Current Measures of Success

  • 92.7% on-time graduation rate
  • 100% of students meet our program learning goals
  • 96% would choose us again
  • NAPLEX passing rates
All attempts 88 68 60
Pass rate 82.95% 91.18% 81.67%
First time attempts 77 65 55
Pass rate 84.42 90.77% 81.82%