Union pharmacy graduates score Tennessee’s highest NAPLEX pass rate

March 26, 2021

Ninety-eight percent of graduates from Union University’s College of Pharmacy in 2020 passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, the top performance in Tennessee and the eighth highest in the nation.

The average pass rate for the test is 88 percent nationally.

“Excellence in education outcomes continues to prevail at the Union University College of Pharmacy, even in the midst of a pandemic,” said Sheila Mitchell, dean of the Union College of Pharmacy. “We are certainly grateful for the performance of our class of 2020 graduates on their licensing board exams as they completed their studies during a year interrupted by the onslaught of COVID-19. We congratulate them on this outstanding achievement.”

The NAPLEX is designed to evaluate general practice knowledge and is taken by pharmacy students shortly after graduating. It is one component of the licensure process, and boards of pharmacy use the exam to assess a candidate’s competence to practice as a pharmacist.