NSG 551 Advanced Pharmacology, 3 credits

Principles of pharmacology are applied to the advanced practice therapeutic management of the client across the life span. Emphasis is placed on mechanisms of drug action, prescription writing, monitoring drug regimens, identifying adverse reactions/toxicity and anticipating changes inherent in self medication. Potential consequences of multiple drug interactions are considered. The cost effectiveness of medication choices is also discussed.

Prerequisite or corequisite: NSG 552