Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6172
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SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change title to: Changes Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing Change course description to: Provides knowledge and skills required for integration and application of pharmacotherapy across the lifespan. Principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics for major drug classifications and rational drug selection are emphasized. Add objectives: The content and learning experiences in this course are designed to help students achieve the following objectives: 1. Integrate pharmacotherapy in the advanced practice role. 2. Prescribe pharmacologic agents for the prevention and management of illness, injury, and/or disease across the lifespan in accordance with evidence-based practice guidelines and/or research and principles of rational drug selection 3. Integrate principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in the selection of pharmacologic agents for selected patient populations including infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, and older adults. 4. Incorporate age, gender, genetic, socioeconomic, cultural, and pharmacoeconomic considerations in the pharmacologic management of common health problems across the lifespan. 5. Assess patients for actual or potential adverse drug reactions, toxic effects, and drug-drug, drug-food, drug-ethanol, drug-tobacco, and drug-environmental interactions based on knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics. 6. Apply evidence-based guidelines for evaluating and monitoring the efficacy, impact, and safety of pharmacologic therapy. 7. Identify ethical, legal, and professional issues and concerns relevant to pharmacotherapy and the advanced practice role 8. Describe the drug approval process and off-label use of pharmacologics 9. Evaluate counseling and care management strategies to motivate patients to seek and adhere to prescribed pharmacotherapy regimens and to increase self-management capacity 10. Summarize current technological resources for prescribing pharmacologic therapy and providing patient education Add Learning outcomes: At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to 1. Select pharmacologic agents for the prevention and management of common health problems across the lifespan in accordance with evidence-based practice guidelines and principles of rational drug selection 2. Explain key pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic considerations relevant to the selection of pharmacologic agents for infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, and older adults 3. Integrate age, gender, genetic, socioeconomic, cultural, and pharmacoeconomic considerations in decision making in the pharmacologic management of common health problems across the lifespan 4. Explain ethical, legal, and professional issues relevant to pharmacotherapy and the advanced practice role 5. Demonstrate the ability to write prescriptions that are consistent with legal and regulatory requirements and prescriptive authority in the State of Florida 6. Demonstrate ability to counsel patients and families regarding drug regimens; potential side effects; potential interactions with other prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal remedies, and food supplements incorporating specific strategies and techniques that promote adherence to prescribed pharmacotherapy regimens and increase patient self-management capacity 7. Define parameters for evaluating and monitoring the efficacy, impact, and safety of pharmacologic therapy in unique or specific clinical situations Change textbook to: Woo, T. M., & Robinson, M. (2016). Pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitioner prescribers (4rd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company
Comments: Required - Nursing - To GC. Form filled out incorrectly - Fixed to specify changes 5/5/16. Need detail added to grading policy (weighting). Emailed 5/6/16. Updated. GC Approved 5/20/16 To Sys 5/20/16. To SCNS after 5/27/16
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5256 2015-09-02 Department College Budget Account Number Nursing NR 620100020 Contact Person Phone Dewel Lindsey 8133969978 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title NGR 6172 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Pharmacotherapeutics Adv Prac Course Online? Percentage Online U - Face-to-face, online, and blended (separate sections) 80
This course is designed to provide the advanced nurse practitioner student with a current knowledge base in pharmacology and pharmacotherapuetics focusing on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics across drug categories.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed to compete with national trends
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
Required course for all MS students. Offered twice per year.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Terminal degree in Nursing and knowledge of specific content area.
- Other Course Information
B. Learning Outcomes
C. Major Topics
Role of the advanced practice nurse as prescriber
Principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and rational drug selection
Ethical, legal, and professional issues in pharmacotherapy
Adverse drug reactions and interactions
Biological, genetic, socioeconomic, cultural, and pharmacoeconomic considerations in pharmacotherapy
Complementary, nutritional, and herbal therapies
Use of technology in prescribing and patient education
Prescribing considerations for special populations:
o Pediatric patients
o Geriatric patients
o Patients with chronic illness
o Patients with acute and chronic pain
Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutic considerations relevant to major drug classifications:
GOODMAN/GILMAN; THE PHARMACOLOGIC BASIS OF THERAPEUTICS. BRUNTON, L. 11TH EDITION., MCGRAW HILL. SUGGESTED: 1. SANFORD GUIDE TO ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY, LATEST EDITION 2. MONTHLY PRESCRIBING REFERENCE(HTTP://WWW.PRESCRIBINGREFERENCE.COM/PUBLICATIONS/.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Exams 50% (20% quizzes, 15% mid-term, 15% final)
Papers 10% case study plus 10% prescription writing exercise
Class Presentations 0
Class Discussion 30%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
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