Wilson School of Nursing
Midwestern State University
College of Health Sciences
NURS 5133: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
Material contained in this document is for information purposes and is subject to change without prior notice
Faculty: Regina Howard MSN RN FNP-BC
Office Voice Mail: (940) 397-4047
Office hours- Wednesday, 2pm-6pm or by appointment
Daniel Oh, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist, United States Air Force
Phone: not currently available
Misc: Fax: (940) 397-4911
MSU Police (Emergency Only): (940) 397-4239
Mailing address for packages/ Express Mail:
Bridwell Hall #308
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308-2099
This course will cover content in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pharmacology of current/ commonly used medications, and the application of drug therapy to the treatment of disease and/or the promotion of health.
Credit Hours: Three (3) credit hours (3-0)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
IIA: 1, 4
III: 1-4, 6
IV: 11, 13
I: M, N
I: 19, 21, 22
VI: 2, 3, 4, 5
V: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
VIII: 2, 5-8
IX: 5; X: 7
I: 10-14, 16-23
I: 1, 2, 5
IV: 1, 8, 9, 12
VI: 3, 4
VII: 1-3; X: 6
I: B, C, F, K
II: A, B
IIC: 3, 4
V: 1, 6
VI: 2, 4, 5, 6
Student Responsibilities and Class Requirements
Students are accountable for policies regarding graduate nursing programs and completion of requirements for all graduate students as stated in the Graduate Catalog and Graduate Student Handbook. Students are responsible for making appointments with faculty concerning class assignments as necessary. This is an online class and students are expected to access the course via WebCT on a regular basis for updates and information. Reading assignments and WebCT learning activities, as detailed in the course calendar, should be done prior to taking each Unit Quiz. Each quiz may consist of multiple-choice, short answer and/or prescription writing problems. Any assignment received late, including quizzes, will not be graded and will receive a grade of zero. All course requirements must be met in order to pass the course.
The best way to get oriented to the course is to read the syllabus! In addition, each student should become familiar with the course layout, i.e. how to access the discussion board, take a quiz, and submit assignments. If you have questions about the course content, please post your question on the discussion board on under the topic of “Course Questions.”
Unit I: Foundation and Principles of Therapeutics
Woo & Wynne, Chapters 1-9
Unit II: Skin Disorders
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 23, Chapter 32
Unit I Quiz- Due 10:00 pm
Unit III: Eye and Ear Disorders
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 26
Unit II Quiz -Due 10:00 pm
Unit IV: Cardiovascular Disorders
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 16, Chapter 28, Chapter 36, Chapter 39, Chapter 40
Exam Over Units I, II,III- exam available 8am-10pm
Clinical Practice Guideline Group Presentation Due at 10:00 pm Discussion Post #1 Due 10:00 pm
Unit V: Respiratory Disorders
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 17, Chapter 30, Chapter 42, Chapter 45, Chapter 46
Unit IV Quiz- Due 10:00 pm
Unit VI: Gastrointestinal Disorders
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 20, Chapter 34,
Unit V Quiz- Due 10:00 pm
Unit VII: Genitourinary Disorders
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 22, Chapter 31, Chapter 38, Chapter 44, Chapter 47
Exam Over Units IV, V, VI-available 8am-10pm
Discussion Post #2 Due 10:00 pm
Unit VIII: Inflammatory Processes
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 25
Unit VII Quiz- Due 10:00 pm
Unit IX: Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 29, Chapter 35
Unit VIII Quiz- Due 10:00 pm
Unit X: Endocrine Disorders
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 21, Chapter 33, Chapter 41
Exam –Units VII, VIII, IX-available 8am-10pm
Discussion Post #3 Due 10:00 pm
Unit XI: Immune Disorders
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 19, Chapter 37
Unit X Quiz- Due 10:00 pm
Case Study Assignment Due at 10:00 pm
Unit XII: Hematologic and Infectious Diseases
Woo & Wynne, Chapter 18, Chapter 24
Unit XI-Quiz- Due 10:00 pm
Unit XIII: Special Considerations and Pain Management
Woo & Wynne Chapter 10-13, Chapter 48-53
Unit XII- Due 10:00 pm
Exam Over Units X, XI, XII, XIII- available 8am-10 pm
NURS 5133 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
Clinical Practice Guideline Assignment Criteria
A. Introduction of Clinical Guideline
B. Drug Therapy
C. Patient Education
Case Study Grade Criteria
A. Introduction/Treatment Goals
D. Conclusion/Original Thought
64 and below
% Course Grade
Unit Quizzes (9)
Clinical Guideline Assignment
Case Study Assignments
Quizzes: There are 9 quizzes, one quiz for each unit listed on syllabus. After reading the assigned textbook chapters and completing the WebCT learning module, access the Unit Quiz in the course quiz section. Each quiz is time-limited and is composed primarily of 10-15 multiple-choice questions. Only one quiz attempt per unit is permitted.
Examinations: There are 4 major exams that cover course content up to that time. There is no midterm or comprehensive final exam. Each exam will be available for a specific and narrow time frame. You must log in and take the exam when it is available. Failure to do so will result in a zero for the exam. Exam dates are listed on the course schedule. The 4 major exams will count for 40% of your final grade. Each exam will consist of approximately 50 questions. The exams will be proctored. Please schedule these dates well in advance. The proctored exam directions and forms can be found under course documents.
Clinical Guideline Assignment: Student will be randomly assigned to a group. Each group will be assigned a current clinical practice guideline. Students will develop a power point presentation that provides (a) and overview of the assigned clinical practice guideline, (b) appropriate use of the clinical guideline, (c) appropriate pharmacotherapeutic management of the disease process, (d) possible reasons for deviation from the clinical practice guideline, and recommendations for patient follow-up. Please review the clinical practice guideline grade criteria before completing this assignment. The presentation should contain no more than 20 slides. A separate reference sheet, in APA 6th Edition format, should be included as an additional document. Please submit the PowerPoint presentation to the Assignment section of the course and also post it in the appropriate folder on the discussion board for your peers to view. Please attach the grading sheet to your presentation submitted under the assignment section of the course. Please complete the information at the top of the grading sheet prior to submitting.
Case Study Assignment: Students will be randomly assigned a disease process or condition. The student will develop a case scenario and design a PowerPoint presentation that provides (a) an overview of the case, (b) etiology, (c) expected signs and symptoms, (d) underlying pathophysiology, and (e) appropriate pharmacotherapeutic and non-pharmacotherapeutic management. Please review the Case Study Grade Criteria before completing this assignment. The presentation should contain no more than 20 slides. A separate reference sheet, in APA 6th Edition format, should be included as an additional document. Please submit the PowerPoint presentation to the Assignment section of the course and also post it in the appropriate folder on the discussion board for your peers to view. Please attach the grading sheet to your presentation submitted under the assignment section of the course. Please complete the information at the top of the grading sheet prior to submitting.
Discussion Board: Each student is responsible for responding to the discussion topics posted by faculty on the discussion board. The purpose of this discussion is to take the place of classroom discussion. Each student should respond to the topic and provide evidence to support your decision as appropriate. You should post your discussion 4-6 days prior to the due date to allow time for discussion to occur. Students should comment on the postings of 2 other students. Discussion due dates are listed on the course schedule. Each discussion topic is worth 20 points and will be assessed using the following criteria:
Discussion Board Criteria
The posting/response reveals:
Development of ideas and supporting arguments
Evidence of critical thinking including integration of current literature
Stimulates and advances discussion, responds to at least 2 other student’s postings, addresses questions or responses posted to your individual argument or posting.
All students are expected to pursue their scholastic careers with honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test or other course work, plagiarism (offering the work of another as one’s own), and the unauthorized collaboration with another person. Students found guilty of dishonesty in their scholastic pursuits are subject to penalties that may include suspension or expulsion from the University.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
American Disability Act (ADA)
Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate based on an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities.
MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or 397-4515.
Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations.
It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.
Adding and Dropping Courses
A graduate student who wishes to change a schedule by either dropping or adding a course must first consult with his/her Graduate Advisor. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for additional information on adding and dropping courses.