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Outcomes and Standards


The College of Pharmacy is committed to meeting the high standards of education demanded by the health professions. Since the College’s beginning in 1884, it has consistently performed in an outstanding manner, and today is considered as a center for excellence in pharmacy education. Over 9,000 pharmacists graduated from this institution and these graduates have generally distinguished themselves in the practice of the pharmacy profession.

For over 130 years, the College of Pharmacy has demonstrated it has a significant mission to perform. This realization and dedication to service has been continuously affirmed by students, alumni, and friends. This is the tradition of the Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy.

Mission of the College of Pharmacy

We prepare pharmacists who improve health, serve others, lead change, and advance the profession.

To lead the nation in the preparation of practice-ready pharmacists who serve as primary care providers and team leaders.

We value our family members, faculty, staff, students and alumni, through collaboration, community, diversity, excellence, faith, integrity, service.


The ONU Raabe College of Pharmacy Student Outcomes are based on the ACPE Educational Outcomes (ACPE Pharmacy Accreditation Standards 2016).

SLO 1 Foundational Knowledge – The professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (hereinafter “the program”) develops in the graduate the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to apply the foundational sciences to the provision of patient-centered care.

Key Element: 

  • 1.1. Foundational knowledge – The graduate is able to develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the foundational sciences (i.e., biomedical, pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative, and clinical sciences) to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care.

SLO 2   Essentials for Practice and Care The program imparts to the graduate the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to provide patient-centered care, manage medication use systems, promote health and wellness, and describe the influence of population-based care on patient-centered care.

Key Elements:

  • 2.1 Patient-centered care – The graduate is able to provide patient-centered care as the medication expert (collect and interpret evidence, prioritize, formulate assessments and recommendations, implement, monitor and adjust plans, and document activities).
  • 2.2 Medication use systems management – The graduate is able to manage patient healthcare needs using human, financial, technological, and physical resources to optimize the safety and efficacy of medication use systems.
  • 2.3 Health and wellness – The graduate is able to design prevention, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to manage chronic disease and improve health and wellness.
  • 2.4 Population-based care – The graduate is able to describe how population-based care influences patient-centered care and the development of practice guidelines and evidence-based best practices.


SLO 3 Approach to Practice and Care -- The program imparts to the graduate the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to solve problems; educate, advocate, and collaborate, working with a broad range of people; recognize social determinants of health; and effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally.

Key Elements:

  • 3.1 Problem solving – The graduate is able to identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies; and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution.
  • 3.2 Education – The graduate is able to educate all audiences by determining the most effective and enduring ways to impart information and assess learning.
  • 3.3 Patient advocacy – The graduate is able to represent the patient’s best interests.
  • 3.4 Interprofessional collaboration – The graduate is able to actively participate and engage as a healthcare team member by demonstrating mutual respect, understanding, and values to meet patient care needs. ​​​​​​​
  • 3.5 Cultural sensitivity – The graduate is able to recognize social determinants of health to diminish disparities and inequities in access to quality care. ​​​​​​​
  • 3.6 Communication – The graduate is able to effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally when interacting with individuals, groups, and organizations.

SLO 4 Personal and Professional Development  The program imparts to the graduate the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to demonstrate self-awareness, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, and professionalism.

Key Elements:

  • 4.1 ​​​​​​​Self-awareness – The graduate is able to examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth. ​​​​​​​
  • 4.2 Leadership – The graduate is able to demonstrate responsibility for creating and achieving shared goals, regardless of position.
  • ​​​​​​​4.3 Innovation and entrepreneurship – The graduate is able to engage in innovative activities by using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing professional goals.
  • 4.4 Professionalism – The graduate is able to exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers, and society