Pharmacy Graduates Exceed National Average On Licensure Exam

2019 Pharmacy CommencementDuquesne's 2019 School of Pharmacy graduating class achieved a 98.44% first-time pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), easily surpassing the national average of 90.59%.

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 National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to help individual state pharmacy boards assess an individual's competency to practice as a pharmacist.

"These results are a shared effort of faculty, staff and student pharmacists. Everyone responded to a call for action and we couldn't be prouder of the results," said Dr. J. Douglas Bricker, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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