Nebraska Methodist College Responds To Landmark Pharmacy Law
- Date: October 27, 2015
- Author: NMC Public Relations
A newly passed law means that pharmacy technicians within Nebraska will soon be required to pass a certification exam in order to keep their jobs. To meet this challenge, Nebraska Methodist College has become the first educational institution in the area to offer an exam preparation course.
Omaha, Nebraska- Nebraska Methodist College has announced a Pharmacy Technician Exam Review course for pharmacy technicians throughout the state.
The move comes on the heels of Nebraska Law LB 37, which will soon require all pharmacy technicians to earn their credentials from a certification body at the state or national level. One of the main stipulations is a passing grade on a recognized certification exam such as that from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
The new course from Nebraska Methodist College's Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CfPCE) is designed to prepare individuals to pass this test. Over three weeks, students will receive a review of the content covered on the PTCB exam. The class is led by Dr. Judd Coffman (Pharm D, CPhT), a pharmacist with the Methodist Health System.
This newly announced course reinforces NMC's commitment to remain on the cutting edge of changes within the healthcare field. Demand for Occupational Therapists led the college to launch a new Master's program, while a new Nursing Informatics option for MSN students aims to meet the demand for data analysis created by the Affordable Care Act.
"Our institution continues to be a leader in providing educational opportunities to healthcare professionals," said Jillian Sisson, MSN, RN and director of Professional Education at Nebraska Methodist College, "and this pharmacy technician review course is the latest extension of that. As the first college to launch this kind of endeavor within Nebraska, we're ready to educate pharmacy technicians from across the state who intend to pursue their career ambitions."
The first three-week course offering begins in November, with subsequent courses offered in January and every month thereafter. Pharmacy technicians interested in signing up are encouraged to visit http://info.methodistcollege.edu/pharmacy-technician-exam-review to learn more and to register for the program.
About Nebraska Methodist College
The Omaha, Nebraska-based Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health has been teaching the meaning of care for 125 years and counting. An affiliate of Methodist Health System, NMC offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate degrees both on campus and online. Nebraska Methodist College is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.