SOURCE: Brandman University, School of Extended Education

Brandman University, School of Extended Education

October 21, 2013 18:28 ET

Brandman University's School of Extended Education Recognizes National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week

The School of Extended Education Offers Certificate Program for These In-Demand Professionals

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2013) - Brandman University's School of Extended Education, the entrepreneurial division of Brandman University, is recognizing National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, Oct. 20-26, 2013. The observance, led by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, celebrates the many new and vital roles pharmacists play in patient care.

"Pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors, advising prescribers on the best drug choices, and working directly with patients to ensure they understand how to use their medications safely and effectively," says Debbie Moysychyn, director at the School of Extended Education. "Now is a perfect time to recognize these professionals, and the people who support them."

To meet industry demands, the School of Extended Education offers a Pharmacy Technician training course as part of its growing Allied Health Program. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 32% job growth for pharmacy technicians through 2018.

Brandman's Pharmacy Technician training educates students to work in all types of pharmacies, including a commercial pharmacy, hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities. Classroom work is combined with an externship to provide students with practical, hands-on experience. The training program meets eligibility requirements set by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Certified Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) delivered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Interested participants can register on the Brandman website.

Brandman University's School of Extended Education health care and science programs serve industry professionals who want to better their careers, select a specialty, and stay a step ahead of the changing landscape.

For more information on the School of Extended Education's cutting-edge programs for individuals and organizations, visit www.brandman.edu/ExEd.

About Brandman University's School of Extended Education: Brandman University's School of Extended Education responds quickly to offer relevant and valuable courses that prepare individuals and organizations with workforce and professional development education that addresses today's fast-changing industries and evolving needs. Focusing on leadership, business, technology, health and wellness, education and general education, the School of Extended Education provides degree programs, workshops, seminars, certificate programs, leadership modules and programming leading to certification and academic credit. Its programs are created by the joint effort of Brandman faculty and instructors, working professionals and industry experts through a series of collaborative advisory boards while drawing from the rich history and prestigious reputation of Chapman University. This approach provides sustainable educational solutions that adjust to the needs of the real world. Brandman's School of Extended Education courses are ideal for returning military personnel who want to build upon their experience and take their careers in a new direction. The School of Extended Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Brandman's online graduate business programs, including its MBA, were recently ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Brandman has also been recognized as one of the top 10 providers of SHRM HR training. Visit www.brandman.edu/exed/ or call 1.800.632.0094 for more information.

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