Dr. Nicole C. Pezzino


Assistant Professor/Director
Pharmacy Practice

150-180 South River Street 334A
(570) 408-4260

Nicole C. Pezzino received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from University of Pittsburgh and completed post-graduate residency training at University of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Asheville, NC. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Pezzino is actively involved in the Wilkes and Lehigh Valley community. She established one of Pennsylvania’s largest pharmacy related community outreach, Colonels ConnectRx, where over 100 students and 22 pharmacists conduct over 300 brown bag medication reviews and blood pressures in a single day across 17 senior centers in Luzerne County.

Dr. Pezzino is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She has an American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T) and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accredited Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) practice site at Weis Markets in Schnecksville, PA. Dr. Pezzino also has her laboratory license where she is able to perform point-of-care testing in the community setting. Her practice interests include advanced community pharmacy practice topics, such as: diabetes prevention, education and management, immunizations, point-of-care testing, comprehensive medication management, disease state management and effective communication strategies at the point-of-care.

  • Pharmacy Care Lab series
  • Community Pharmacy Elective
  • Diabetes Elective
  • Ambulatory Care Introductory & Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Kempa K, Stevens A, Pezzino NC. Impact of accountability on healthy habits and academic performance in pharmacy students. Poster presentation at the AACP Annual Meeting 2018, Boston, MA.

Pezzino NC, Longyhore DS. Pharmacist-reported barriers and their association to the completion of comprehensive medication reviews. Poster presentation at the APhA Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. JAPhA 2018.

Kramer K, Sarver C, Pezzino NC. Impact of integrating technology for improving medication adherence n college students. Poster presentation at the APhA Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. JAPhA 2018.

Fox D, Shumlas L, Pezzino NC. Patient preference: an insight to factors that influence community pharmacy choice. Poster presentation at the PPA Annual Meeting 2018, Lancaster, PA.

Morcom C, Traylor CA, Pezzino NC. The effects of topical pain creams: A solution to oral opioids. Poster presentation at the PPA Annual Meeting 2018, Lancaster, PA.

Kempa K, Pezzino NC. Utilizing student pharmacists to drive medication therapy management services in the community setting. Poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Meeting 2017, Orlando, FL.

Shah V, Franko T, Pezzino NC. Impact of a structured residency preparation program on match results: one year later. Poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Meeting 2017, Orlando, FL.

Pezzino NC, Marciniak MW, Smith M, Ferreri SP. Physician-Reported Factors that Encourage Collaboration with Community Pharmacists. Journal of American Pharmacists Association. 2017;57(3):S279-S283.

Pezzino NC, Drab SR, Hall DL. Type 2 diabetes mellitus: New onset. In: Schwinghammer TL, ed. Pharmacotherapy casebook: A patient-focused approach. 10th ed. New York, NY: McGrawHill, 2016. Case answers provided in: Instructor’s Guide to Accompany the Pharmacotherapy Casebook. 10th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2016

Pezzino NC. Caring for Contact Lenses: A Guide for the Pharmacist. PowerPak CE. 31 July 2017. Available at: https://www.powerpak.com/course/preamble/115253.

Pezzino NC. Are Probiotics Right for this Patient? Individualizing Recommendations for Disease Management and Health Maintenance. PowerPak CE. 27 April 2017. Available at: https://www.powerpak.com/course/preamble/114842.

  • 2018 Wilkes University Outstanding New Faculty Award
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Top Ten Under Ten Pharmacist Award
  • 2017-2019 Board of Directors for Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
  • Co-Advisor, American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Advisor, Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS)