Belmont University College of Pharmacy is located in one of America’s great cities – Nashville, Tennessee – known for its strong healthcare industry, superb recreational opportunities, exceptional quality of life, and world-class musicians from all genres.
Belmont University offers a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program that provides our students with the education to compassionately serve patients and effectively manage a variety of healthcare systems. Most recently (2017) 95% of Belmont PharmD graduates passed the NAPLEX licensure exam on their first attempt, one of the highest first-time pass rates among ACPE schools.
Service to others is a hallmark of the Belmont experience for pharmacy students. Opportunities abound for professional development in places where the need is greatest – whether in Guatemala, Honduras or Haiti, or in local neighborhoods right here in Nashville. A multitude of student organizations with guidance from dedicated faculty and staff help mobilize efforts to make an immediate difference while shaping future pharmacy practice.
Alongside the core curriculum, we offer innovative concentrations in four areas to enhance our graduates’ marketability and career options. This philosophy allows our students to receive in-depth training in one of these primary practice areas. Practice area concentrations include:
Management: Successful pharmacists require more than a base in the science of pharmacy; long-term career success and responsible patient care requires more-than-passing training in the art and science of management. In this concentration, the student pharmacist will learn management principles, management training, and management experience that is applicable in all pharmacy settings.
Health Care Informatics: Information systems infuse all aspects of health care delivery; career competence requires the ability to use and to develop systems that integrate and extend current and emerging technologies. In this concentration, the student pharmacist will learn the impact and power of health care data, the use of robotics, the strategy of electronic health record development and use, and the ability to assist others in health care to create improved health record systems.
Advanced Pharmacotherapy: Contemporary health care is a team-based, complex enterprise. Professional effectiveness requires knowledge of and longitudinal experience collaborating with multiple health care partners to navigate the complexity of the health care systems so that all patients receive exceptional care. In this concentration, the student pharmacist will learn and work alongside several other health care professionals in teams, and working toward problem solving and excellent patient care. These may include physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, administrators, and others.
Missions/Public Health: Pharmacy is about serving others and what distinguishes fully-developed pharmacists is in their concern for others and a commitment to service; leadership in the profession and one’s community requires understanding and a commitment to health care access and equity for underserved populations. This concentration offers public service, public health, and mission work on a local and international basis.
Belmont University College of Pharmacy also offers a unique dual degree PharmD/MBA cooperatively with the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business. Students can complete all requirements for both degrees within four years, at a significant tuition savings versus enrolling in each program separately. More information is available on our website.
We look forward to assisting you with questions you may have about our program! Our faculty and staff are helpful, knowledgeable resources, and we are always willing to assist in any way that we can.