University of Nebraska Medical Center

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Students complete 10, four-week rotations, for a total of 1600 hours, during their fourth year of pharmacy school. These APPEs begin in May and end in April of their fourth year. Required experiences include Community, Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, and Hospital Pharmacy. One of these experiences must be in a rural area. Students have the opportunity to select four elective rotations which can be tailored to their pharmacy interests. While most occur within Nebraska, we offer opportunities in surrounding states and internationally.

Our office recognizes high-quality pharmacy practice experiences cannot occur without the dedication of our preceptors. We are thankful for our preceptors’ contribution to the success of our student pharmacists.

Rotation Opportunities

Acute Care (must complete two) 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Internal Med – Family Med
  • Internal Med – General
  • Psychiatric Pharmacy 
  • Internal Med – Neurology
  • Institutional Care 
  • Cardiology 
  • Critical Care 
  • Infectious Disease
  • Adult Oncology 
  • Nephrology 
  • Solid Organ Transplant 
  • Cardiology Heart Failure
  • Emergency Services
  • Inpatient Antithrombotic Therapy Services
  • Geriatrics 
  • Burn & Wound Care
Hospital / Health System
  • H/HSP Institutional Pharmacy
  • H/HSP Geriatric

Community Pharmacy

  • Community 
Ambulatory Care (must complete two)
  • Adult Medicine
  • Family Medicine 
  • Geriatric Medicine 
  • Nebraska Medicine Geriatric Medicine 
  • Nebraska Medicine Oncology
  • Institutional Care 
Electives (must complete four)
All required APPE’s may also be taken as Electives.
  • Elective Community
  • Elective Drug Information 
  • Elective Managed Care Pharmacy 
  • Elective Drug Utilization Review
  • Elective Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Elective Long Term Care Pharmacy 
  • Elective Clinical Research 
  • Elective Academic Advanced Pharmacy 
  • Elective Veterinary Pharmacy 
  • Elective Pharmacy Management 
  • Elective Pharmacy Practice Research 
  • Elective Pharmacy Regulation 
  • Elective Specialty Pharmacy 
  • Elective International Studies – China / Belize 
  • Elective Special Circumstance