Most states require some practical experience under the supervision of licensed pharmacists before candidates are allowed to take the examinations for licensure. This practical experience, known as internship, may be obtained from a combination of employment while in the pharmacy program, School-directed experiential education activities, and employment after graduation. All Creighton University pharmacy students, regardless of pathway, must be registered as pharmacist interns with the State of Nebraska before they can engage in any School-directed experiential patient-care education activities (including introductory pharmacy practice experiences, and advanced pharmacy practice experiences or rotations) or accumulate other internship hours because these hours are reported through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In addition, if a Creighton University pharmacy student wishes to engage in any School-directed experiential education activities or work as a student intern in a state other than Nebraska, they will need to be credentialed in that state. The Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions requires all pharmacy students to be registered as pharmacist interns with the State of Nebraska by the end of the fall semester P1 year in order to continue coursework in the professional program.
It is the School’s requirement that all Creighton pharmacy students will secure their Nebraska pharmacist intern registration throughout the program as noted above. Accepted/admitted students who are denied a Nebraska pharmacist intern registration or whose application is deferred by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services may not be allowed to continue in the pharmacy program. Students who neglect to apply for their pharmacist intern registration by the end of the fall semester P1 year may not be allowed to continue in the professional program. If a student is unable to secure a Nebraska pharmacist intern registration the offer of admission will be rescinded.