NURS 404

Essential Concepts of Pharmacology II

1 Undergraduate credit
Effective December 15, 2013 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course builds on the content presented in NURS 306. Students will explore principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics in relation to specified categories of pharmacotherapeutics. Students will explore drug prototypes from major drug categories, including their actions, therapeutic and adverse effects, contraindications and interactions with other drugs, for adults and older adults. Competence Statement Knows essential concepts of pharmacology well enough to identify risks and benefits associated with specified categories of pharmacotherapeutics for adults and older adults.

Special information

Note: This course is for ELMSN students only. Co-Requisites: NURS 309 and NURS 400P.

Learning outcomes


  • Identify physiologic changes in older adults that affect pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • Classify prototype drugs from major categories of pharmacotherapeutics prescribed for adults and older adults.
  • Apply select pharmacological concepts for safe medication management for adults and older adults.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Essential Concepts of Pharmacology II Webb, Marjorie G Books Course details