Metropolitan State University

NURS 709 : Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

A. Course Description
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: NURS 741 Pre-Scholarship  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course builds on the theoretical pharmacology knowledge that students obtain in N609. This course involves the application of theoretical pharmacology knowledge. The prescribing of medication in our current healthcare system is a very complicated process that requires consideration of multiple variables including complex illness, polypharmacy, ethical, cultural, and socioeconomic issues. Students in this course will apply theoretical pharmacologic knowledge to the complex, real-world patient situations they will be encountering in daily clinical practice.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/10/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Interprets and applies pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and phamacogenomic principles in evaluation and selection of drug therapy.
  2. Plans drug regimens which consider interactions, expected effects and potential side effects, clinical characteristics, illness and comorbidity, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, and cost or accessibility to patient.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information