Pharmacology for the Registered Nurse

This course correlates knowledge of human physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology as they relate to the RN’s role in the administration of medication therapies across the lifespan.  The basic concepts of pharmacokinetics, metabolism, therapeutic and toxic effects, and drugs with multiple indications are discussed. Particular focus is given to the major neurological receptors. Prototypes of the major drug classes are used as a model to give a comprehensive view of pharmacological treatment of the major disease categories.