NRSG 851. Psychopharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice. 3 Hours.

Understanding of the neuron, neurotransmitter and receptor functioning as the basis for psychopharmacotherapy is emphasized in developing the knowledge for prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medications for clients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. The major classes of psychotherapeutic drugs, their mechanism of action, metabolism, interaction, adverse and side effects are discussed. Drug development is reviewed and ethical and legal issues involved in prescribing across the lifespan are covered. Knowledge is applied to case studies that include differentiating drugs, dosages and response to clients' internal environment, racial/ethnic background, and age. Prerequisite: NRSG 844 or equivalent; or consent of instructor. LEC.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

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...Psychiatric Assessment , NRSG 850 Mental Health Assessment of Infants, Children and Adolescents , NRSG 851 Psychopharmacology...

Master of Science in Health Informatics

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...Health Informatics 2 IPHI 851 Transforming Health Care...and Communication Planning 2 NRSG 808 The Social...

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies

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...of all students: COMS 851 Communication Research: Historical...Communications Research 3 Nursing: NRSG 802 Methods for...