NURS 522. Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 2.5 lecture and .5 laboratory hours (20 laboratory contact hours). 3 credits (2.5 credits lecture and .5 credits laboratory). Prerequisites: NURS 521, NURS 502 or permission of instructor. This course examines the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders. The course will cover pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of psychotropic medications in detail and will explore major psychopharmacological drug classes and specific medications, indications, dosing and side effects. Students will be exposed to content related to the interaction between prescription medications and nonprescription substances. Laboratory experiences will accompany didactic content.