NURS 664 Primary Care Women's Health: Theory, Pharmacology and Practice

This theory course focuses on Women’s Health Care and prepares the student to provide primary care of episodic illnesses of women across the lifespan. This course will also prepares students in the care of normal antepartum women and those with health pattern variations with an at-risk pregnancy. Case studies and seminar weekends will be utilized to enhance and support student learning.  This course prepares nurses for professional roles in advanced nursing practice with knowledge of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics principles of common drug categories used to prevent illness and to restore and maintain health for client systems across the lifespan. Mechanisms of action, pharmacologic response, usual doses, adverse effects, indications, interactions, compatibilities, contraindications and routes of administration will be emphasized in acute and chronic conditions.