Tips to Successfully Schedule Your Pharmacist Licensure Exams

Posted by in Pharmacy Education and Examinations

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When you’re studying to take a pharmacy exam like the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®) or the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®), the last thing on your mind might be scheduling your testing appointment, but the process is more nuanced than you might think. In this blog post, I will discuss the main components […]

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Give Pharmacy Students the NAPLEX Advantage

Posted by in Boards of Pharmacy and NABP, Pharmacy Education and Examinations

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Now available to purchase by colleges of pharmacy, NAPLEX AdvantageTM is a new service developed to help schools prepare students and assess their readiness to take the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). NAPLEX Advantage includes 3 key features and an experience that can be customized by each school to meet its unique needs.  NAPLEX […]

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Test Scores Have Been Falling. COVID-19 Is Just One Reason.  

Posted by in Pharmacy Education and Examinations

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the day-to-day lives of nearly all Americans, including students. An ongoing decline in nationwide test scores at all academic levels – from students in K-12 schools to graduates of professional doctoral programs – has largely been attributed to the challenges related to remote learning at the […]

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No Need to ‘Check Your List Twice’ with CPE Monitor’s Enhanced Features 

Posted by in Pharmacies and Pharmacists, Pharmacy Education and Examinations

People monitoring and tracking their CPE Monitor

For many pharmacists this month, “making a list and checking it twice” applies to more than just holiday gifts. Licenses are set to renew by December 31 in 17 states, meaning many pharmacists are also keeping lists of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) requirements. NABP’s CPE Monitor service can help, and the Plus plan is especially […]

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Why Pharmacy Law Knowledge is Essential to Patient Safety

Posted by in Consumer Protection, Pharmacy Education and Examinations

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Of the examinations that NABP offers to gauge candidates’ readiness for pharmacy practice, the MPJE is the only one that assesses knowledge of state and federal laws and the ability to apply that knowledge in practice. We’ve heard of a misperception that a number of states are considering eliminating or have eliminated jurisprudence examinations for […]

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Pharmacists, Here’s How We Develop the Exams You Take

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This is the third in a series of posts that explore the rigorous process of building NABP’s examinations. Here, we explain how tests are developed.  A previous blog post provided a primer on test validity; however, much of the validity evidence is collected throughout the test development process. Although there are several frameworks for principled assessment design systems, such as evidenced-centered design (eg, […]

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The Science Behind the Score: The New NAPLEX Candidate Performance Report

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This is the second in a series of posts that explore the rigorous process of building NABP’s examinations. Here we explain the creation of the new NAPLEX candidate performance report. The Value of Subscores Before we describe our process of creating our new NAPLEX candidate performance report, it is important to discuss exactly how the […]

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