NURS 671

Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia II

5 Graduate credits
Effective January 14, 2019 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course presents pharmacological principles as applied to the clinical practice of anesthesia. Topics include pharmacodynamics, anesthetic agents, accessory drugs, and drug interactions. Competence Statement: Knows specific anesthesia drugs and their use and interactions.

Special information

Restrictions: Admission into the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia program.

Learning outcomes


  • Describe the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles of drug action.
  • Illustrate the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and uses of anesthetic agents.
  • Illustrate the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and applications of accessory drugs used in anesthesia.
  • Illustrate the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of non-anesthetic drugs commonly used in clinical practice, as well as their potential interactions with anesthetic agents.