Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been given the status of Accreditation with Probation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX, 866/228-2631, web site https://www.acpe-accredit.org, for partial or non-compliance with Standard 12: Pre-Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (Pre-APPE) Curriculum. For an explanation of the program’s Accreditation with Probation status, consult the Office of the Dean or ACPE.
College of Pharmacy statement:
After the comprehensive site visit in 2015, Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy accreditation status was fully affirmed through 2024. In 2016, new accreditation standards were released by ACPE that included changes to the experiences acceptable for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) (Standard 12: Pre-Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences). In July 2017, the college was notified that it needed to make changes to some of the IPPE experiences to comply with the new standards. The college created a plan to do this and began implementation of the new IPPE experiences in fall 2017, with full implementation to be completed for the graduating class of 2021. The college was notified by ACPE in January 2018 that the plan that was submitted was acceptable for the graduating classes of 2021 and following, but ACPE requested the graduating classes of 2019 and 2020 receive additional IPPE experiences.
To address this matter, the college has established a plan, and is confident it has addressed ACPE’s concerns to fully meet the IPPE requirements for the graduating classes of 2019 and 2020. ACPE will review the plan at its June 2018 meeting. The current concern from ACPE has been addressed and will not adversely affect current or future students in the program.
Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy has successfully trained pharmacists since 1884. I can assure our students, faculty, staff, applicants, and the community that the college remains fully accredited, albeit on probation, for the concern addressed above. The college is fully committed to ensuring that our students are provided with the highest quality education.