We are a student-centered learning community that educates and inspires compassionate and ethical leaders in interprofessional, patient-centered care.
We will be a recognized leader in pharmacy education and personalized medicine to help people live longer, healthier lives.
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.
Shenandoah graduate Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX) Performance
- Class of 2016: 94.4%
On-time graduation rate
- Class of 2017: 82.6 %
ASHP accredited PGY1 residency match rate
- Class of 2017: 54.3%
- 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:
- Collaboration: Promote collaboration amongst faculty, students, and staff.
- Diversity & Inclusion: Foster collegiality and acceptance of different views, races, religions, gender identity, and sexuality.
- Empathy: Promote the ability to understand and share the feelings of a patient or colleague.
- Innovation: Our graduates, faculty, and staff will engage in innovative activities by using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing their goals.
- Leadership: Faculty, staff, and students will demonstrate the responsibility for creating and achieving shared goals, regardless of position or title.
- Life-long Learning: Instill the desire and skills that support life-long learning.
- Professionalism: Faculty, staff, and students will exhibit the behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers, and society.
- Scholarship: Equally support and value discovery in all forms.
- Service: Support faculty, student, and staff intramural, local, regional, and national service.
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.