Nur Edwards didn’t have to look far to find a pharmacy education right for her. She found it in Hendersonville.

Nur Edwards had several pharmacy schools on her list when she was thinking about where to go to earn a PharmD degree. When all was said and done, Wingate University was #1 on the list, and all others were a distant second.

Why? Pharmacy dean Dr. Bob Supernaw practically had Nur and all the other would-be pharmacy students high-fiving during his Open House welcome speech the first time Nur visited campus. Then, Nur felt even more like Wingate was the place for her after she interviewed with the professors that same day.

Photo of pharmacy student Nur Badr“My interview with faculty ensured me that I would be receiving a top-notch education at Wingate University,” Nur said.

The clincher for Nur may have been the chance to go to pharmacy school close to her father’s pharmacy in Asheville.

Not Your Father’s Pharmacy Education

“I grew up in and around my father’s store, Asheville Discount Pharmacy, and witnessed his dedication and commitment to his patients, the community and the profession of pharmacy,” Nur said. “My fascination of the tinctures and compounds that he made in his lab as well as the sense of family that came from our local community led me to choose pharmacy as a career.”

Nur is now a full-time pharmacist at her father’s practice. But don’t think that Nur plans to be an old-school pharmacist simply because she’s inheriting the family pharmacy. Sure, she loves the idea of working in a community pharmacy, but Nur is bringing a modern approach by incorporating medication therapeutic management services that she learned about in some of her favorite classes.

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