Course Details

Course Number: NURS 5133   Fall 2013

Days & Times:

NURS 5133 is an online program and best fitted for students who are unable to participate in a conventional classroom.

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Daniel Oh   
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Course Objectives

1. Analyze legal (federal & state) and ethical issues pertaining to nursing practice and prescriptive authority.

2. Integrate concepts in pathophysiology and psychopathology in prescriptive pharmacotherapeutics across the life span.

3. Analyze the impact of socio-cultural, ethical, and economic factors on prescriptive pharmacotherapeutics.

4. Evaluate the efficacy of pharmacotherapeutic interventions in clients across the lifespan.

5. Incorporate current research findings into pharmacotherapeutic plans of care across the life span.

6. Integrate teaching-learning needs of clients across the life span into pharmacotherapeutic interventions.

7. Write a prescription that is therapeutically appropriate to a condition with attention to economic and cultural considerations.

Course Expectations

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,
4 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.

Grading Standards

Assessment Measure % Course Grade
Unit Quizzes (12) 15%
Case Study Assignment/Formulary Proposal (Average of the 2) 25%
Discussion Board 15%
Midterm Examination 20%
Final Examination (Comprehensive) 25%
Total 100%

Submission Format Policy

APA format

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Late assignments will be deducted points from the assignment's final score.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Due to the nature of the online program attendance is non-mandatory.

Other Policies

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.