The mission of the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is to engage in scholarly activity, service, and deliver a highly integrated, learner-centered curriculum and progressive instructional technology to educate and train students and pharmacists to become ethical and compassionate healthcare professionals who serve their patients, community, and profession of pharmacy.
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy will be the school of choice for faculty and staff members and student leaders who will provide optimal pharmaceutical care and advance the profession of pharmacy.
The Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109. (312) 664-3575, FAX (312) 664-4652.
Continuing Education Accreditation
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy was created in 1995 to respond to the growing need for pharmacists in the health-care system. The four-year Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum is student-centered, competency-based and technology delivered. Our 10 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio offers students the opportunity to receive individualized attention. Each student is assigned to a faculty advisor who works closely with the student across the entire four years of the curriculum. The Dunn School of Pharmacy faculty is committed to providing a positive learning environment where students can grow both professionally and personally.
- Recruit and retain a diverse body of high quality students, faculty and staff.
- Maintain a learner-centered environment focused on respectful rapport, accessibility, and excellence.
- Prepare students and pharmacists to apply knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to become healthcare professionals who provide high quality, patient-centered pharmaceutical care in an interdisciplinary environment.
- Foster critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong commitment to learning.
- Contribute to the advancement of medical science and pharmacy practice with original research and other scholarly activities.
- Equip faculty, staff, students, and pharmacists with the skills to use progressive technology in the educational and healthcare setting.
- Promote ethics, compassion, moral reasoning, and professionalism.
- Develop a culture of service to the local and global community and the profession of pharmacy.
- Provide continuing education and postgraduate education opportunities for pharmacists.
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is guided by the core values of Shenandoah University:
- Development of an enduring passion for learning
- Commitment to self-reflection and personal development
- Respect for diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives
- Celebration of creative performance, expression, teaching, and discovery
- Cultivation of leadership to advance positive change and growth
- Dedication to citizenship, professional service, and global outreach
The Oath of a Pharmacist
- I promise to devote myself to a lifetime of service to others through the profession of pharmacy. In fulfilling this vow:
- I will consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering my primary concerns.
- I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for my patients.
- I will respect and protect all personal and health information entrusted to me.
- I will accept the lifelong obligation to improve my professional knowledge and competence.
- I will hold myself and my colleagues to the highest principles of moral, ethical and legal conduct.
- I will embrace and advocate changes that improve patient care.
- I will utilize my knowledge, skills, experiences, and values to prepare the next generation of pharmacists.
- I take these vows voluntarily with the full realization of the responsibility with which I am entrusted by the public.
This 2007 revision of the original 1994 Oath was developed by the Professionalism Committee of American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for use beginning in spring 2009.