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ANES 629 Advanced Pharmacology for DNP Anesthesia I

The course focus is a comprehensive study of pharmacologic principles of non-anesthesia prescription and non-prescription medications encountered by the nurse anesthetist during provision of care. Emphasis is placed on physiologic actions, therapeutic decision making, and medication management for application in clinical practice. Biotransformation, elimination and molecular mechanisms knowledge will be used to build a scientific foundation for clinical decision-making across the lifespan. Competence Statement: Knows the pharmacologic principles of non-anesthesia medications well enough to apply to nurse anesthesia practice.

Special information

Prerequisites: Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.
3 Graduate credits

Effective May 2, 2024 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Employ principles of pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and economics in therapeutic clinical decision-making when formulating an anesthesia plan;
  • Predict physiologic effects at the cellular level based upon mechanism of action, presence of prescribed and nonprescription drugs, and abnormal physiologic states;
  • Predict and plan for non-anesthesia drug effects on the anesthetic plan; and
  • Recommend methods to assess medication efficacy and safety.

Summer 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Advanced Pharmacology for DNP Anesthesia I Nybo, Anna Lynn Laffoon, Travis Ryan Quaas, Mary Beth Books for ANES-629-01 Summer 2024 Course details for ANES-629-01 Summer 2024