The professional, political, legal, and interdisciplinary aspects of drug administration within the context of comprehensive nursing interventions form the basis of this course. Emphasis is given to the nurse's role in assessing, administering, educating, and monitoring patients receiving therapeutic agents; and also to the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics across the life span. Consideration is given to the effect of evidence-based cultural, race, religion, gender, lifestyle, age, and economic variables as related to pharmacological principles.