NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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New Public Health Certificate for Pharmacists

Posted on Sep, 12 2013

FARGO, ND- (August 30th, 2013) The North Dakota State University Distance and Continuing Education Office is working in conjunction with the NDSU Department of Pharmacy Practice to expand the continuing education offerings, conferences, and events for pharmacists. The online certificate programs are all ACPE accredited with learning opportunities in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Diabetes Care, Pain Management, and Public Health. The Pain Management offering is offered at no cost to pharmacists registered and licensed in North Dakota.

The newest offering in public health provides the opportunity to expand the influence of pharmacists by addressing the growing need for active participation in the public health workforce as a result of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). NDSU faculty developed this online training opportunity in collaboration with CAPT. James Bresette of the US Public Health Service, Lynette Bradley-Baker of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and faculty with public health credentials from Concordia Wisconsin University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The program encourages positive pharmacy contributions for improving disease prevention, wellness, and population health.

Pharmacists and affiliates are encouraged to visit the website at ndsu.edu/dce/pharmacy for registration and more information on current online certificate programs. There is also an opportunity online to subscribe for the e-newsletter to receive regular updates on upcoming conferences or events.

North Dakota State University is student focused and is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The NDSU Distance and Continuing Education Office offers a diverse selection of online degrees, certificates, and services to encourage lifelong learning. For more information on the NDSU Distance and Continuing Education Office and their courses, please contact them at 701-231-7015.