National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association
Welcome to NAPSA
The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) represents students from 17 universities nationwide studying either an undergraduate or postgraduate program. NAPSA is committed to advocating for Australian pharmacy students to ensure their future is prosperous and their status, rights and privileges are protected.
Members of NAPSA have access to a wide array of education courses that aim to strengthen and build on the knowledge and skills they have acquired through their tertiary studies. Students have the opportunity to complete short courses in complementary and alternative medicines, first aid, wound care and infant formulations.
NAPSA also endeavours to facilitate relationships between its members and prominent industry organisations. These relationships ensure students are well connected with their profession and up to date with issues that may influence the way pharmacists practice.
The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) represents the interests of approximately 3500 members whom are undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at eighteen universities across Australia. NAPSA is run by students for students, and strives to provide many opportunities for its members, like networking and social events. NAPSA also strives to be the voice of the pharmacy students of Australia in the pharmaceutical industry.
As a member of NAPSA there are a plethora of education events for you to take advantage of, right at your fingertips. This education is available in person through your branch's Education Chair, and now also online through the MyNAPSA platform. The MyNAPSA platform is the latest benefit of your NAPSA membership.
Through your membership you are invited to the annual NAPSA Congress the premier event on the pharmacy student calendar that is a week full of education, networking and social events. The annual NAPSA Congress is a truly phenomenal week that is loved and sought after by many students.
As a member of NAPSA you're also a member of the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF), and through NAPSA's implementation at an international level, student members may be involved in the outgoing and incoming student exchanges. NAPSA members are also invited to the annual IPSF World Congress.
One of NAPSA's goals is to spread pharmacy and health awareness, because of this it plays host to a number of events each year. Among these are the Charity Cup held throughout April and May, where branches compete in raising funds for a selected charity; Vampire Cup Blood Drive held from September to mid-October, where branches compete in donating blood to Red Cross; and Pharmacy Awareness Month, where each branch is allocated a month to raise community awareness of general health and pharmacy topics.
Becoming a NAPSA member is an exceptional supplement to your studies; membership will provide you with skills that will allow you to excel through your career, and you will be given numerous opportunities to make lifelong friendships and connections along the way. If you aren't a member, ask your branch about signing up today!