The course will expand the student’s knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics, which includes the cellular response level, for the management of individuals in the acute care and primary care setting. Broad categories of pharmacologic agents are examined. Skills to assess, diagnose, and manage a client’s common health problems in a safe, high quality, cost-effective manner are emphasized.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The rationale of the course is consistent with the goal statement of the Liberty University Masters of Science in Nursing Program, which is to prepare competent individuals as Advanced Practice Nurses.
Textbook readings and presentations
Course Requirements Checklist Assignment
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Ethics Essay Question Assignment
The student will select 1 of several provided current ethical issues, research that issue, and prepare a 1-page response written in current APA format. The written response must describe the ethical issue, cite 2 applicable biblical and ethical principles, and expound on the proper role or conduct of the Christian advanced nurse practitioner regarding the ethical issue.
Case Study Analysis Assignment (3)
The Case Study Analysis constitutes a significant learning portion of this course, and you are expected to put forth a thoughtful and scholarly effort. These assignments will enable you to apply the information on medications you learned from the lecture slides and textbook to patient cases. You will learn to provide proposals to pharmacotherapy based on literature and evidence.
Case Study Critique Assignment (3)
The Case Study Critiques constitute a significant learning portion of this course, and you are expected to put forth a thoughtful and scholarly effort. These assignments will enable you to apply the information on medications you learned from the lecture slides and textbook to patient cases. You will learn to critique other proposals to pharmacotherapy based on literature and evidence.
Discussion: Health/Nursing Topic Questions (6)
Each student will post at least a 150-word response written in current APA format to a provided current health or nursing topic that is relevant to current Advanced Nursing Practice.
Disease State PowerPoint Presentation Assignment
The student will research and develop a PowerPoint presentation on 1 disease state. The disease state chosen must be one that is not covered in this course. This presentation must be created to educate colleagues on the chosen disease state.