Duquesne University School Of Pharmacy NAPLEX Scores Exceed National, State Averages

NAPLEX 2021The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy achieved a 95.9 percent first-time pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), surpassing the 83.7 percent national average and 85.1 percent Pennsylvania state average, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy official report.

NAPLEX is a standardized test that measures a candidate's knowledge of pharmacy practice and is an important part of the pharmacist licensure process used by state pharmacy boards. It was developed by the NABP to help individual state pharmacy boards assess an individual's competency to practice as a pharmacist.

"Congratulations to the Class of 2021 for their outstanding success on the NAPLEX! Their accomplishment is indicative of our high-quality pharmacy program, the dedication of our faculty to our students and to pharmacy education, and the aptitude and commitment of our student pharmacists," Dr. Monica Skomo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment, said.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

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