Course Detail

NURS 525 Psychopharmacology 3.00 credits
The Psychopharmacology course is designed to prepare nurse practitioner students in the practice of prescribing psychiatric medications. The course reviews the principles and theories of psychopharmacology, the neurochemical communication circuit, and the effects of various psychotropic drugs. The course examines the indications and actions of specific psychotropic medications in the management of the behavioral effect of mental illness. Recommended and required monitoring of medication effects and adverse effects will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: NURS 523 Minimum Grade: C and NURS 524 Minimum Grade: C