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SWOSU College of Pharmacy Vision, Mission and Values

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College of Pharmacy Vision, Mission and Values


To be recognized as a dynamic educational environment in which students develop the personal, professional, intellectual and leadership skills needed to advance the profession of pharmacy.


The College of Pharmacy educates and empowers pharmacy graduates who, as part of a healthcare team, aspire to a lifelong commitment of personal and professional development and exceptional patient- centered care. The College of Pharmacy creates, disseminates, and applies knowledge and innovation to advance the health and wellness of culturally diverse populations.


The College of Pharmacy embraces these values as foundational pillars:

  • Fostering professionalism and integrity by cultivating a sense of personal and institutional responsibility, self-awareness and accountability.
  • Providing mentorship of students and colleagues to promote their professional and personal growth.
  • Exhibiting excellence and innovation in teaching, service, and research/scholarly activity.
  • Expressing compassion for others and engaging in community service.
  • Sustaining a collegial environment that promotes collaboration and mutual respect between administration, faculty, staff, preceptors, students and alumni.
  • Promoting diversity, cultural awareness and the preservation of human dignity.

Approved August 19, 2016

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vision, Mission and Values

Pharmaceutical Sciences Vision

To be recognized as a premiere department that prepares the best and brightest pharmacists who utilize scientific principles and critical thinking to confidently solve problems and make informed decisions in any healthcare setting. 

Pharmaceutical Sciences Mission

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences prepares graduates to apply the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and social/behavioral/administrative sciences to the provision of the highest quality, patient-centered care. 

Pharmaceutical Sciences Values

  • Teaching: Utilization of innovative, competency-centered practices. 
  • Scholarship: Engagement of students in basic and applied pharmaceutical and healthcare research and scholarly activity. 
  • Service: Commitment to serve and contribute to the health and well-being of the college, university and community.

Department of Pharmacy Practice Vision, Mission and Values

Pharmacy Practice Vision

The Pharmacy Practice Department will strive to provide students with the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values necessary to succeed as part of an interprofessional healthcare team and the ability to contribute to future changes in the delivery of healthcare.  Pharmacy Practice faculty and preceptors, serving as mentors, will create an environment promoting student learning and active participation in the provision of patient-centered care.

Pharmacy Practice Mission

The Pharmacy Practice Department’s mission is to contribute to the development of highly competent practitioners who function as part of the healthcare team to provide quality patient-centered care in a variety of healthcare settings.

Pharmacy Practice Values

  • Developing a strong knowledge base along with self-assessment and critical thinking skills leading to a commitment to lifelong, independent learning and success as a pharmacy practitioner.
  • Fostering effective communication and collaboration skills to promote team-based patient care.
  • Cultivating attitudes of professionalism, compassion, mutual respect, personal accountability, and cultural awareness among student, faculty, preceptors, patients and the community.
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