NSG 526 Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care, 3 credits

Major principles of pharmacology are examined in the context of advanced practice nursing across the lifespan. The use of protocols, prescription writing, legal, ethical and economic issues in prescribing and/or monitoring pharmacologic therapies are explained. Emphasis is placed on age appropriate content related to pharmacokinetics, dosages, expected outcomes and side effects of selected drug categories of chronic and acute health problems across the lifespan. Emerging issues in pharmacoinformatics such as pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, and E-prescribing are reviewed.