Psychopharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Course Number: PMH 62035
5 Credits


This course is designed to assist students in obtaining the necessary psychopharmacologic content required to prepare them to function in an advanced practice role as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This course builds on the core nurse practitioner pharmacology course and diagnostic and neuroscience content from previous courses. The focus of this course is on additional categories of medications specific to individuals with psychiatric illness and mental disorders. This course will challenge student critical thinking and problem solving skills as they apply psychopharmacologic principles to a wide array of chronic and acute clinical conditions. Students will learn to synthesize information as it relates to psychopharmacological treatment of disease components related to operational, humanitarian and homeland defense health risks.