May 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNP 602 - Pharmacology for the Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Prescriber

(3 credits)
This three credit theory course provides essential concepts for the prescribing of medications across the lifespan. The role of the advance practice nurse in safe prescribing, monitoring and evaluating patient responses to treatment in primary care is identified and discussed. Topics include foundations for prescriptive practice, prescriptive authority, role implementation, and standards for prescribing for the advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider. General pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacotherapeutic principles across the lifespan and with special populations are presented. Prescribing and monitoring of drug regiments in the treatment of disease are covered well as potential drug interactions and consequences of over prescribing. Strategies in pain management within the context of addiction as well as safe practices of prescribing and dispensing of opioids are addressed. In addition to traditional prescriptive practices, over the counter, complementary and alternative therapies will be included throughout the course. Prerequisite(s): FNP 601 Summer.