NURS 5133 is an online program and best fitted for students who are unable to participate in a conventional classroom.
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.
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.
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%
Late assignments will be deducted points from the assignment's final score.
Due to the nature of the online program attendance is non-mandatory.