NUR-650 Advanced Pharmacology

In this course, students apply the principles underlying pharmacology, evidence-based nursing research, legal and ethical principles of nursing, and the factors influencing drug selection to facilitate positive patient pharmacological outcomes. The course focuses on the role of the advanced practice nurse and builds on the student's knowledge of pathophysiology and the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacotherapeutics in the management of health and common disease states. Emphasis is placed on the use of technological resources and current evidence-based guidelines to select appropriate medications for patients across the life span and from various cultures and populations. Shadow Health technology provides the student with numerous virtual, interactive case studies that hone their skills at prescribing and monitoring medications safely and effectively.

Credits: 3

Offered in Oct 2020, Jan 2021, Apr 2021

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