About Us

Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of the Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Countless hours have gone into planning this school: our facilities, four-year curriculum, pharmacy practice partnerships and faculty. And, after carefully reviewing the program of pharmacy education at Wingate University, I am sure you’ll agree that it’s one of the most progressive and student-focused programs in the country. Again, thank you for taking a look at us. On behalf of the faculty and staff of Wingate University School of Pharmacy, I cordially invite you to visit our campus and discuss your future at any time. - Dr. Robert P. Supernaw, Dean and Professor of Pharmacy

You’re at the Center

The faculty and staff of Wingate University believe in the primacy of our teaching mission. While we place the patient at the center of our healthcare equation, we place the student at the center of our academic mission. All classes, case studies, discussions and laboratory sessions are taught by faculty, not graduate students. All classes are supported fully with Web notes in advance of each session. The student is able to listen to lectures and participate fully in discussions because the notes are provided, rather than penned by the students as the sessions unfold.

More Hands-on Opportunities

Wingate University’s commitment to building the confidence of its students is second to none among schools of pharmacy. This confidence is built through extensive learning and practice opportunities which focus on:

  • Business management
  • Communication skills
  • Disease management
  • Drug order processing
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Professional decision making
  • Professional ethics

The pharmacy practice component comprises a greater percentage of the curriculum than that of any other school in the United States. Patient care is practiced in each year of the program. Clinical rotations in community practice, long-term care practice, ambulatory clinic practice and acute care practice are all integral, required experiences within the curriculum. Additionally, students are allowed to elect special rotations to build special clinical or management skills.


 

The details

Mission Statement

The Wingate University School of Pharmacy intends to be a nationally recognized leader in the education of students and pharmacists for the practice of pharmacy in all patient care settings for all patients. 

Wingate seeks to pursue its mission by providing an individualized, state-of-the-art learning environment that will facilitate the development of its students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills for the pursuit of pharmaceutical care.  Wingate will stimulate scholarly inquiry and will facilitate serve to patients, to the community, to the health care professions and to the institution.  Consistent with the student-centered focus of the University, limited enrollment will allow for practice experiences during each year of the curriculum and the low student-to-faculty ratio necessary for the fulfillment of the School's stated mission.  

Philosophy

The philosophical approach of the School of Pharmacy puts our students at the heart of our approach. This philosophy helps you develop as a skilled professional and as a person.

We have been committed to excellence in the classroom since the first pharmacy class stepped into the Levine College of Health Sciences building in 2003. Highly qualified faculty members led interactive classes, small group discussions and labs then and today.

If you are thinking about earning your PharmD degree, you can rest assured that our faculty members strive to make students the center of their teaching focus — it's our philosophy. We believe it is the best way to facilitate and strengthen your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, scholarly inquiry and service to the community, profession and university.

Following our student-centered teaching philosophy ensures our program produces graduates with:

  • Complete pharmaceutical care skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding moral character
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ultimate professional commitment to the patient, community and employer

The School of Pharmacy’s philosophy complements the mission and vision of the university. The mission of Wingate University is to develop educated, ethical and productive global citizens. We do this by following our Judeo-Christian heritage and cultivating faith, knowledge and the spirit of service in our students.

If you want to see how this philosophy looks up-close, plan a visit to the School of Pharmacy. Ready to jump in? Check out our admission requirements for the pharmD degree and apply when you’re ready.

History

Wingate University has a long history of responding to the needs of the community. The School of Pharmacy continues this heritage.

Wingate University’s decision to begin a School of Pharmacy was yet another example of how the university has responded to the needs of the community throughout our history. When the School of Pharmacy began offering a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2003, it was the first step the university took into graduate healthcare education. The charter class graduated in 2007, the same year the School of Pharmacy received accreditation.

The Program Continues to Grow

Three years later, the Levine College of Health Sciences building was constructed on the Wingate campus to house the pharmacy program as well as the physician assistant studies program. A year later, in 2011, the Hendersonville campus was established, answering the need for a graduate pharmacy program in western North Carolina.

The Hendersonville campus graduated its first class in 2015. That same year, Wingate University partnered with Pardee Hospital, the City of Hendersonville, Henderson County and Blue Ridge Community College to construct a health education center to serve the community.

We welcome you to visit campus to see the new building in Hendersonville or the campus in Wingate or take the virtual tour. Ready to be a part of the history of the School of Pharmacy? Apply today.

Accreditation

All pharmacy schools must report their accreditation status. The School of Pharmacy is pleased to report ours.

As one of the top pharmacy schools, our students pay attention to details like drug medication labels. In 2012, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) granted our Doctor of Pharmacy program eight-year accreditation status. That is the longest term permitted by ACPE that pharmacy schools or colleges can achieve.

Our Accreditation

You can access the policies and regulations that pertain to our and all pharmacy schools’ accreditation by visiting the ACPE website, calling 312-664-3575 or faxing them at 866-228-2631.

ACPE address:

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60603-3410  

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. 

Please call or email us if you have questions about the accreditation for the Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Our Program Outcomes page offers more information about how our program compares to other pharmacy schools.

Outcomes

Top pharmacy schools prepare their graduates for success. Our formula for success is unique. We prepare our graduates to make a difference in the lives of their patients, their community and the profession.

Many pharmacy schools say they are the best. But can they prove it with specific data? We compile the statistics year-over-year to document how our pharmacy program compares with others.

 


Wingate University School of Pharmacy Program Outcomes

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) Pass Rate**

**First time taking the NAPLEX
**Includes seventy-seven 2018 graduates

On-time Graduation Rates

Percent of 2018 Wingate graduates completing the pharmacy curriculum in 4 years is 84%.


1st to 2nd Year Retention Rates 


Do you have questions about how we compare with other pharmacy schools? We invite you to call or make an appointment to visit with us to learn more about our doctoral program in pharmacy.