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NURS 7426 Advanced Psychopharmacology Across The Life Span (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course builds upon the standards of practice from APNA-ISPN, AACN, NONPF and APA. The legal, ethical and therapeutic role of the advanced practice nurse in prescribing psychotropic medications for individuals with psychiatric disorders is examined across the lifespan. The evidence based prescription of psychopharmacological agents according to practice guidelines will be a focus in each class. The course will review neurobiology, the action of central nervous system medications, and the implications for ethno-psychopharmacology. Standardized tools to evaluate treatment efficacy and diagnostic criteria will be identified. Collaborative practice models, indications for referral and monitoring to enhance treatment adherence are reviewed.


Instructor(s): Judith Shindul-Rothschild

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

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Last Updated: 17-Mar-16