Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009
COURSE: 30-604 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
This course addresses the advanced study of the actions and effects of drugs on the human system. Focus is on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, therapeutic and adverse effects, drug interactions, cost, and evidence-based prescribing guidelines. Considerations related to gender, age, culture, and physiologic state are emphasized. The scope of ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to pharmacology in advanced nursing practice is addressed, including patient and family education. Prerequisite: Departmental permission; undergraduate pharmacology; 30-601; 30-602 or concurrent enrollment.