NS 836 - Pharmacology for Practitioners

This course will build upon information learned during undergraduate nursing pharmacology courses and refined in practice. Students will review where, why, and how various classes of drugs exert their therapeutic effects (pharmacodynamics). Pharmacokinetic concepts (i.e., the actions of the body on a drug) will also be reviewed. More importantly, advanced practice students will learn to integrate the clinical application of medications in practice to assume the prescriber role of advanced practice. Through the integration of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, students will gain an understanding of the predictable nature of the therapeutic actions, correlation of pathophysiology and diagnosis to safely prescribe (pharmacotherapeutic intervention) the appropriate medication across the life span.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 838 - Advanced Pathophysiology

Last updated: 03/12/2019