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Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Pass Rates Exceed National Averages

The results include a 100 percent pass rate for Wilkes pharmacy grads taking the Pennsylvania Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination.

Graduates from the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy achieved a pass rate that exceeds the national average on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE).

Wilkes Pharm.D. graduates who took the NAPLEX for the first time earned a 94 percent pass rate. The MPJE pass rate for Wilkes pharmacy graduates taking the Pennsylvania exam for the first time was 100 percent. Tests were taken between May and August 2020.

The NAPLEX is the national test that measures graduate readiness to practice pharmacy. It is just one component of the licensure process and is used by the boards of pharmacy as part of their assessment of a candidate's competence to practice as a pharmacist. The national pass rate for those taking the NAPLEX for the first time is 92 percent, with an 89 percent national pass rate for all test takers.

The MPJE is a pharmacy law examination and was created by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to help individual state boards of pharmacy assess the competency and knowledge of pharmacy law. The national pass rate for those taking the Pennsylvania MPJE for the first time was 90 percent, with an 88 percent average for all test takers.

"I am particularly pleased with the 100 percent pass rate on the Pennsylvania MPJE. This is a difficult test that requires a detailed understanding of the laws that affect the practice of pharmacy. I am proud that, despite the challenging year our students faced, graduates from the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy continue to demonstrate a commitment to excellence. More importantly, they continue to help and care for each other and others, which is what has always made our students and graduates special," said Scott Stolte, Dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy.

Founded in 1996, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is the region's only school of pharmacy. The school develops pharmacists who will provide high-quality health care and make meaningful contributions to the science and practice of pharmacy. The school awards the doctor of pharmacy degree, the primary, entry-level pharmacy practice degree in the United States. For more information about the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy visit, www.wilkes.edu/pharmacy.

About Wilkes University
Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation's finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes 14th in the nation for middle-class mobility. In addition to 45 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.