College of Pharmacy

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The Office of Continuing Education of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is dedicated to preparing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to serve and lead through life-long learning by providing quality continuing professional education designed to enhance professional competence, critical thinking, active learning, and skills development. Our primary target audiences are our alumni, preceptors and those pharmacists and technicians within our professional community.


Physical Assessment

March 9-11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
WesternU, Health Professions Center, 1st floor, Classroom 1, 550 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA 9176
2.1 CEU’s or 21 Contact Hours

As pharmacists expand their scope of practice under new legislation (SB493), physical assessment is a key skill necessary for advanced practice. This 21 hour course will prepare the pharmacist to obtain a history and perform a basic physical examination that will enable them to assess and monitor drug therapy. The course will employ written materials, videos, lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice and feedback. For detailed course information click here.

“As a practicing in-patient hospital pharmacist, the more information I know about the patient, the better. The Physical Assessment Course at WesternU provided me with the necessary tools needed to understand the H&P in-depth and teaches pharmacists how to become knowledgeable of the different Physical Assessment skills utilized in healthcare to ensure correct assessment and monitoring of drug therapy. The Advance Practice Pharmacist will need to know how a Physical Assessment is done, which will help any pharmacist in any field.”

Dennis Andrew Ancheta, PharmD, BCPS, CGP



Hospital Pharmacy Monthly

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2.0 CEU’s or 20 Contact Hours, Home Study Online Audio Course

Hospital Pharmacy Monthly is a monthly audio series that provides hospital pharmacists and pharmacy leaders with latest information in a fast-paced, up-beat, and enjoyable audio format. Targeted at updating the listener on a myriad of hospital pharmacy topics, the expert commentators present the latest news from a variety of sources, incorporating a discussion format that focuses on the relevance of the information to hospital pharmacy practice.

With each monthly issue you will be able to download the audio program and the written summary as well as have the opportunity to earn 2 hours of ACPE accredited continuing education credits directly on-line. All back issues of both the audio and written summaries as well as the CE exams are available to subscribers at no extra charge as well.  For detailed course information click here.register-now


 Compounding Sterile Products

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2.0 CEU’s or 20 Contact Hours

Health-system pharmacists and technicians need more training in sterile compounding as the California State Board of Pharmacy is now requiring special licenses for sterile compounding pharmacies with stricter requirements for education and training of staff.  This course provides sterile compounding lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice as well as the applicable training in the standards, regulations and laws. For detailed course information click here.



Contemporary Compounding Intensive CE 

New Dates Coming Soon
1.8 CEU’s or 18 Contact Hours

Non-sterile compounded medications often play an extremely important role in the quality
of patient care and prescribers have become increasingly aware of the benefits that
customized medications offer.The pharmacist and pharmacy technician must have a strong
foundation on how to prepare these products. Technology has provided the equipment and
techniques necessary to compound effectively and accurately. To prepare participants to
meet the needs of patients, we have designed a program that will provide the pharmacist
and technician the knowledge and skills to prepare the highest quality of compounded
medications and services.  For detailed course information click here.


Group Registration

Please contact Renee Cook directly at: rcook@westernu.edu / 909.706.3826.   


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