SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University (WNEU) College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced that its doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program has received the maximum eight-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) board of directors.
ACPE is the national accreditation agency of professional pharmacy degree programs and providers of continuing pharmacy education. The full accreditation through June 2029 recognizes the WNEU College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences PharmD program’s high standard of education and confirms the exceptional quality of the program in preparing healthcare leaders.
“Over the years, I have found that comprehensive site visits conducted by the ACPE are as thorough as humanly possible,” said Professor John Pezzuto, dean of College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. “This is a stunning achievement that mirrors the excellence and commitment of our faculty, staff, students, administration, preceptors, pharmacy community, and more to educate work-ready and world-ready health and wellness professionals to lead the future of patient-centric care.”
The WNE PharmD Class of 2020 earned a high first-time pass rate (93.22%) on the NAPLEX exam, greater than the national average (88.43%). This marks the third consecutive year of having a pass rate greater than 90%, making WNEU one of only three programs in the Northeast to achieve these results.