As the home of one of the best pharmacy programs in the country, Creighton believes that pharmacists must respond to patient needs by providing a level of care that focuses on disease state management, prevention of disease, patient outcomes and wellness.
Creighton’s program reflects changes in the practice of pharmacy in the area of pharmaceutical care. Pharmaceutical care is the direct, responsible provision of medication-related care for the purpose of achieving definitive outcomes that improve a patient’s quality of life. Today’s pharmacy education focuses on:
Graduates enter practice with strong basic knowledge, communication skills, critical thinking abilities and an empathic attitude toward their patients. Specialized clinical and internship programs are available to students who have particular interests in fields ranging from critical care to family medicine, pediatrics to gerontology, cardiology to home care and neurology to psychiatry. Graduates will be prepared to find ready employment in a wide range of health service settings, including private businesses, hospitals, clinics, government, military, and academic and research institutions.
Creighton also offers an opportunity for students in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions to obtain dual degrees. Currently students can obtain a Pharm.D./MBA or a Pharm.D./M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program (distance and campus pathways) will be provided with a tablet computer that is leased on their behalf by the School. This is the only computer for which technical assistance will be provided by the School and its cost is included in the tuition for the program. The computer will have all of the essential software needed by the student in the program installed.
Pharmacy education and pharmacy practice depends on graduates being well-versed in information technology and networked information resources. Pharmacists rely extensively on information systems for the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients. We intend to insure that our graduates are well prepared to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead for education, research and professional practice using advanced information technologies.
Have additional questions? Find out more about this program by contacting the admissions staff. Request more information or give us a call at 1-800-325-2830 Ext. 1.