Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

Your White Coat Awaits

At the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, we are training and preparing the future leaders in the field of pharmacy.

Programs of Study

Pre-Pharmacy Guaranteed Seat

Wilkes’ selective guaranteed seat program puts high school seniors on a path earn a PharmD in just six years.

Claim your guaranteed seat

Professional PharmD

This four-year program accepts students who:

  • Are currently enrolled at Wilkes University.
  • Want to transfer to Wilkes from a two- or four-year college or university.
  • Have already completed a degree at a two- or four-year college or university.

Enroll as a PharmD Student

Additional Programs

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy also offers other programs for current and prospective students:

PharmD/MBA Program

Industry Fellowships

Dual Degrees and Additions

News & Successes


The Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy has been awarded a full, eight-year continued accreditation by the American Council for Pharmacy Education. The continued accreditation term extends through June 30, 2029.

Nesbitt Students Earn National Education Grants

Three Wilkes students received 2021 Educational Grants from Lambda Kappa Sigma, a professional pharmacy fraternity that provides lifelong opportunities for women in pharmacy through professional excellence and personal growth.

Careers in Pharmacy

Geisinger Health System’s Daniel Longyhore, PharmD '02 discusses the future of pharmacy careers with Scott Stolte, PharmD.


first-time NAPLEX (licensure) pass rate, consistently exceeding the national average


years of scholarship awards for students in the pre-pharmacy guaranteed-seat program


MPJE pass rate for Wilkes PharmD grads taking the Pennsylvania exam

I feel more than prepared to work each day as a pharmacist and leader with the U.S. Air Force because of the values instilled within me by the faculty and staff at Wilkes.

Cody Morcom ’20, PharmD | Captain and Pharmacist, U.S. Air Force

I was able to stay heavily involved in activities within and outside of pharmacy school. It is a very close-knit community, and my professors were always there when I needed help.

Lauren Hertzog ’20, PharmD | Lieutenant and Pharmacist, U.S. Public Health Service

Indicators of Success

More on Accreditation and Indicators of Success

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Graduation Rates: 98.6% (2020) | 95.8% (2021) | 95.5% (2022)
On-Time Graduation Rates

Over the last three years, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy has consistently graduated more than 95% of its students on time.

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy NAPLEX (Pharmacy Board) First Time Pass Rates: 94.5% (2020) | 91.2% (2021) | 81.7% (2022)
NAPLEX First-time Pass Rates

Wilkes students have consistently surpassed national first-time pass rates of the NAPLEX.

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy MPJE pass rates: 100% (2020) | 94.3% (2021) | 92% (2022)
MPJE First-time Pass Rates

Wilkes students have consistently exceeded national first-time pass rates of the MPJE.

Employment After Graduation for Graduates 2022: Within Pharmacy 49% | Residency 44% | Outside Pharmacy 3% | Lost to Follow-up 3%
Employment After Graduation

Wilkes pharmacy graduates practice in community practices and post-graduate training, among other areas.

PharmD Program Accreditation

Wilkes University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Accreditation

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education through June 30, 2029.

More Information on Pharmacy Accreditation

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Strategic Planning Committee completed an updated five-year strategic plan for 2017-2022. The committee worked with internal and external stakeholders to solicit input related to key strategic initiatives. Stakeholders included faculty and staff members, student pharmacists, alumni, members of the university community outside of the school, the Dean’s Advisory Council and pharmacists in a variety of settings.

The Strategic Initiatives

  1. Recruit, enroll and retain a high-performing, diverse student body.
  2. Foster excellence and innovation in the professional didactic and experiential curriculum that is based on the current and projected landscape of healthcare, pharmacy practice, and educational delivery.
  3. Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders of the school and university.
  4. Discover knowledge and advance education, science and clinical practice through the creation of sustainable research/scholarship programs for faculty, staff and students.
  5. Invest in administrators, faculty, and staff who will contribute to the school’s success.
  6. Promote facilities development to support an optimal learning environment for students, faculty, staff and the community.
  7. Strengthen the school’s finances to support the school’s mission.

Measurable action items, outcomes, responsible parties and target accomplishment dates have been established for each strategic initiative. The strategic plan and accompanying initiatives will guide our prioritization of attention and resources to ensure that the school is positioned well for continued, future success.

Read the Full Plan (.pdf)

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