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NURS325 - Integrated Pathophysiology and Clinical Pharmacology

Course Details

Course Code: NURS325 Course ID: 4840 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. This course explores the connections between pharmacological interventions and pathophysiology across the life span. The study of genetics/genomics, culture, and integrative health provides a theoretical context for the delivery of patient-centered care. An understanding of the dynamic relationship between comorbidities and medication interactions facilitates the development of an individual plan of care. An analysis of human responses to pharmacological interventions will be explored through case studies, evidence-based research, and group projects. (Prerequisite: NURS300)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

1. Analyze the scientific underpinnings of pharmacologic interventions and preventions strategies as they relate to pathophysiological conditions.

2. Explore the relationship of genetics and genocis and their impact on the science of pharmacology.

3. Utilize a holistic caring perspective to explore the complex interrelationships between pharmacologic interventions and the human response across the lifespan while paying attention to changing demographics.

4. Use an ethical framework to evaluate ethnic/ancestral, cultural, religious, fiscal, legal, and societal implications as they relate to pharmacologic interventions.

5. Formulate an evidence-based plan of care that integrates the dynamic relationship between comorbidities and pharmacologic interactions across the life-span.

6. Evaluate the role of the professional nurse in financial, regulatory and legistlative policies that impact pharmacotherapy in health care systems.

7. Examine the effects of interprofessional collaboration necessary to promote patient safety and quality health outcomes at the individual and population level.

8. Analyze issues, trends, and the impact of the application of information management and other technological support systems on the pharmacologic intervention and prevention strategies at the individual and populatino level.

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Book Title: Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 5th Ed - The VitalSource e-book is provided via the APUS Bookstore
Author: Adams / Holland / Urban
Publication Info: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134255163

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.