NRAN730: Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Credits 3

Lecture and discussion focused on increasing the knowledge base of advanced practice nurses in pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics. Emphasis is on the pharmacotherapeutics for common acute and chronic health problems using prototype drugs within specific drug classifications. General principles, autonomic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, central nervous system, endocrine, chemotherapy, and anti-inflammatory drug topics are discussed. Case studies of pathophysiological disorders are discussed, along with the pharmacologic management.

Prerequisite Courses