Rules of Conduct

The pharmacy profession has a long tradition of respect and trust by the general public. As health professionals, it is important that pharmacists maintain the highest standards of honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. Pharmacy students are expected to acquire not only the knowledge and skill required to become experts in drug therapy but also the professional attitudes, ethics and behaviors necessary to adhere to the Code of Ethics for Pharmacists as adopted by the American Pharmacists Association.

These principles include:
I. A pharmacist respects the covenantal relationship between the patient and pharmacist.
II. A pharmacist promotes the good of every patient in a caring, compassionate and confidential manner.
III. A pharmacist respects the autonomy and dignity of each patient.
IV. A pharmacist acts with honesty and integrity in professional relationships.
V. A pharmacist maintains professional competence.
VI. A pharmacist respects the values and abilities of colleagues and other health professionals.
VII. A pharmacist serves individual, community and societal needs.
VIII. A pharmacist seeks justice in the distribution of health resources.
A student enrolled in the college is expected to demonstrate professional behavior and conduct for graduation by:
Behaving in a responsible, reliable and dependable manner.
Demonstrating personal integrity, honesty, and self discipline.
Projecting a professional image in manner, dress, grooming, speech, interpersonal relationships and writings.
Recognizing his/her personal limitations and biases.