NS 855 - Pharmacology for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

This course builds on prior pharmacology course work, focusing on advanced concepts in psychopharmacology related to the clinical management of psychiatric-mental health conditions. The course emphasizes the physiological and neurobiological roots of psychiatric-mental health conditions, and the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles of medications used in the treatment of clients across the lifespan with psychiatric-mental health conditions. Pharmacologic content includes, but is not limited to the mechanism of action, indications for use, dosing, side effects, drug-drug interactions, contraindications and patient education of psychotropic interventions. 

Semester hours: 2.0

Restrictions and Notes:

  • Prerequisites: NS 830 - Advanced Physical Assessment or NS 836 - Pharmacology for Practitioners

Last updated: 06/10/2021