Course Description for Pharmacotherapeutics
Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NGR 5141. Review commonly prescribed drugs including pharmacokinetics, actions, uses, side effects, contraindications, dosage and routes. Special emphasis will be given to developmental considerations, preparing written prescriptions, safety, cost effectiveness, legal requirements and patient education. Students will be prepared to write protocols for prescriptive privileges following Nurse Practice Act guidelines.