This course emphasizes the pharmacological knowledge required by the advanced practice nurse to safely care for and counsel patients with physical and mental illnesses across the lifespan. Students synthesize knowledge of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the management of common disease processes occurring in pre-and post-natal women, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and elders. Students will analyze and discuss current research findings related to pharmacotherapeutic therapies for patients in the community and tertiary care settings. Guided by faculty prepared in pharmacology and experienced in applying the science of clinical pharmacology in the practice setting, students will apply their knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics to the care of patients throughout patient transitions of care.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Nursing, NURSNG 614 or corequisite NURSNG 614. Department permission required.