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The Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing

  • Dean: Dr. Bernard W. Graham, R.Ph.

The Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing combines the two clinically based academic programs of Wilkes University. These programs, administered by the School of Pharmacy and the School of Nursing, have theme centered on the development of skills needed to care for patients in a 21st-century health care system.

The School of Pharmacy is the home for the two-year Pre-pharmacy Guaranteed Seat program and the four-year professional program.

Students who successfully complete the Pre-pharmacy Guaranteed Seat program matriculate directly into the accredited program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The School also accepts a limited number of Wilkes and other students into this professional program. 

School of Pharmacy
  • Dean: Dr. Bernard W. Graham
  • Assistant Deans: Dr. Harvey A. Jacobs, Dr. Rhonda A. Waskiewicz
  • Chairperson, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Dr. Arthur H. Kibbe
  • Chairperson, Department of Pharmacy Practice: Dr. Edward F. Foote (Sabbatical 2012-2013) 
                                                                                 Dr. Adam Welch (Acting Chair 2012-2013)


Our mission is to educate and develop highly qualified professionals and notably contribute to the ever-changing science and practice of pharmacy.


We aspire to be recognized as a premiere School of Pharmacy through progressive education, cutting-edge practice, and significant contribution to the science of pharmacy. 

  • Personalized Education
    We are committed to educating future professional pharmacists. We demonstrate this through our emphasis on communication, team-building, personal mentoring, close inter-professional relationships, and interdisciplinary curriculum service-learning, and small class size.
  • Cornerstone Scholarship
    Scholarly pursuits support our commitment to educational excellence, faculty development, quality patient care, and the advancement of the practice and science of pharmacy.
  • Ultimate Service and Practice
    We regard progressive pharmacy care, committed professionalism, and civic engagement as essential to cultivating a dedication to the health and wellness of the community in which we live. 


The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has granted the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at Wilkes University full accreditation.


The six-year Pharmacy Program at Wilkes University consists of two components. The first is the two-year Pre-pharmacy Program, and the second is the Professional Program.


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