Release Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Charleston, W.Va. - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy today announced a 100 percent first-time passage rate on the 2013 North American Pharmacists Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) by 2013 graduates.
This is the highest first time passage rate by graduates in the UC School of Pharmacy’s history. Since 2010, the school’s first graduating classes of pharmacists, students have combined to post a first-time passage rate of 98.61%. The current national pass rate is 96.57%.
Passing the NAPLEX examination by pharmacy graduates is necessary to practice pharmacy in the United States. There were 11,828 pharmacists who took the test during the last reporting period.
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy enrolled its first students in 2006, and received full accreditation when the first class graduated in May 2010. Each year, the school educates over 300 student pharmacists in its technology-filled building. The program is known for the close cooperation between students and faculty, an emphasis on professionalism and advocacy, and PharmUC, an on-campus provider of medication therapy management and chronic disease education services for patients.