APPALACHIAN COLLEGE OF PHARMACY’S CLASS OF 2014 HAS HIGHEST PASS RATE OF VIRGINIA SCHOOLS ON THE NORTH AMERICAN PHARMACIST LICENSURE EXAMINATION®
The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is pleased to congratulate its Class of 2014, comprised of seventy-two (72) students, on passing the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®) at the highest rate of all pharmacy schools in the state of Virginia, with 95.65% of students passing the NAPLEX® in their first attempt. ACP’s Class of 2014 showed exceptional achievement in their NAPLEX® performance, after completing the only accelerated, three-year, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program in the state of Virginia, outperforming students who graduated from more traditional four-year Doctor of Pharmacy programs. Nationally, the Class of 2014 surpassed the national overall NAPLEX® pass rate and scored in the top five of all U.S. accelerated three-year Doctor of Pharmacy programs, in its first attempt and overall NAPLEX® passing rates.
All graduates from colleges of pharmacy must pass the national North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination®, developed by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), to become licensed to practice pharmacy, in addition to passing a state-specific or the national Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®).
The Appalachian College of Pharmacy, in operation since 2005, offers the only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program in the state of Virginia.