Harding University’s College of Pharmacy seeks to graduate pharmacists who accept the responsibility of improving the spiritual and physical wellness of the world by providing patient-centered care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes delivered through the highest standards of Christian service.
- Provide an education which delivers in-depth knowledge of medications and the biomedical, sociobehavioral, and clinical sciences while focusing on patient-centered and population-based care that optimizes medication therapy.
- Engender an environment of caring for and being responsive to all people and to the pharmacy profession resulting in positive contributions to both.
- Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention while managing health care system resources in the application of evidence-based therapeutic principles and guidelines.
- Serve in mission efforts while incorporating relevant legal, ethical, social, cultural, economic, and professional issues of contemporary pharmacy practice.
- Foster innovation through basic and applied research related to both improving health care outcomes as well as identifying effective educational methods.
- Instill the importance of personal and professional growth in students, faculty, staff, and alumni through postgraduate education and the pursuit of lifelong learning.
- Support development of community outreach programs that ensure: (1) medication therapy management is readily available to all patients; (2) desired patient outcomes are more frequently achieved; (3) overuse, underuse, and misuse of medications are minimized; (4) medication-related public health goals are more effectively achieved; and (5) cost-effectiveness of medication therapy is optimized.
- Develop graduates who accept accountability for patients’ therapeutic outcomes and who view themselves as a primary resource for unbiased information and advice regarding the safe, appropriate, and cost-effective use of medications.
- Promote pharmacists as the most trusted and accessible source of medications and related devices and supplies who are valued patient care providers whom health care systems and payers recognize as having responsibility for assuring the desired outcomes of medication use.
- Engage in continuous quality improvement activities to ensure achievement of all college goals, and ultimately, the mission of the college and university.
The College of Pharmacy bases its educational program and position in the pharmacy community upon certain core values. The core values of the college are advancement, Christianity, collaboration, trustworthiness, innovation, outreach, nurturing, and service. These values are symbolized by the acronym ACCTIONS.