NJ Pharma Institute

NJ Pharma Institute provides high quality certifications that lead to high paying jobs in a pharmaceutical sector.

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Project Description

NJ Pharmaceutical Institute provides high quality certifications that lead to a sustainable career in the Pharmaceutical sector.

NJ Pharma Institute is a national program that provides certifications in the areas of clinical data management and clinical research associate. These credential lead to work from home, convenient and high paying jobs.
Our core values include,

  • A Commitment to Students – Students are not just customers but valued clients.
  • A lens of Equity and Inclusion – We provide a high quality and fair educational experience to undeserved populations.
  • Quality Programming  – We provide competency-based curriculum and hands-on training that evolves with market needs.
  • Quality Service – Our staff and faculty provide respectful and responsive service.

NJ Pharma Institute provides 3-month certifications, that includes, in-depth clinical training and professional development. This credential leads to immediate employment in leading pharmaceutical companies, such as, Celgene, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
NJ Pharma Institute provides:

  • Convenient online courses available in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
  • Professional development, resume building, and interview training with academic coaches.
  • Experienced instructors connected to the top pharmaceutical companies in the US.
  • Affordability and convenient payment processes.

Who are we? 

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We are a small private but socially conscious educational institute. NJ Pharma Institute has a small but powerful staff of women leaders.

NJ Pharma Institute was started by two sisters, Dr. Gertrude Etta, and Mahako Etta who grew up in the City of Newark . Dr. Etta is the Founder & CEO and Ms Etta is the COO and Co-founder.  Dr. Etta graduated from Rutgers University with a Doctorate in pharmacy practice (Pharm. D.) in 2004. Her career started at Tyco as a nuclear pharmacist in which she compounded radiopharmaceuticals used mainly for disease diagnosis. She transitioned into her first position in the pharmaceutical industry at Bristol Myers Squibb as medical writer charged with writing marketing literature for various oncology products. She then moved to Bayer Pharmaceutical, Celegene, and currently at Veristat  oversee the pharmacovigilance department.
Ms. Etta has is the Co-Founder of the NJ Pharmaceutical Institute and have over ten years of experience in Higher Education Research and Administration. Her career started as the Assistant Director of the Undergraduate program in Public Service at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University – Newark. She oversaw course development and student enrollment. She then worked with the
Graduate School on special global exchange projects, and facilitated PhD writing seminars. Ms. Etta was then hired as a Program Manger and later promoted to Project Director of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative, a citywide higher education network in the City of Newark, NJ. She managed the network of over 60 community organizations and higher education institutions, focusing on college readiness, access, and career pathways.

Khaleila Davis, is the institute’s first instructor. She teaches   BS Clinical Data Management. Ms. Davis received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Buffalo State College and is currently completing a Masters of Science in Adult Education. Her first job in the pharmaceutical industry was a site study coordinator in an oncology research center. She worked her way through the industry through different contracts within numerous pharmaceutical and clinical research organizations and held positions of clinical data manager, MEDdra clinical coding specialist, drug safety specialist, and site coordinator. She has over 15 years of industry experience and brings this passion to
her students in the classroom.

“If you build the People, the People will build the city” – Mayor Ras Baraka, City of Newark, NJ 

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Started in  the City of Newark by Dr. Gertrude Etta and Mahako Etta in 2015, the institute addresses a national crisis faced in both urban and rural cities, low postsecondary attainment  and high unemployment and underemployment rates. Currently, the underemployment rate in the US is 14% and only 47% of US residents hold a post-secondary degree.  As a private and socially responsible institution, NJ Pharma Institute focuses on career pathways opportunities. We partner with pharmaceutical staffing agencies and directly with pharma companies that provides internship and job opportunities. 

Our Students…

Our students come from all works of life and sectors; adult learners, college students, young professional, teachers, nursers, doctors, administrators, academics, public servants, etc. Our students believe in paying it forward by advising incoming students on what it takes to complete the program and enter the job market. Our students not only receive the academic knowledge, but also professional skills needed to navigate the workplace.

Our Faculty…

Our faculty members are experienced and well trained instructors. On average, they possess 12 years of teaching experience in both Clinical Data Management and Clinical Research Associate. As academic practitioners, our faculty not only teach, but also, currently work at leading pharmaceutical companies in the US. They bring their practical experience into the virtual classroom.

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