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Advanced Pharmacology




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Course level: NUR Graduate

This course provides the nurse practitioner student with the information and skills to initiate and monitor drug therapy. This course integrates advanced clinical application of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, techniques and methods of drug prescribing, approaches to data collection, and problem solving with discussions about drug therapy for common acute and chronic diseases. The practical application of important concepts used in clinical practice for patients across the lifespan is emphasized. This course is only available for enrollment to residents of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.


  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Use databases and pharmacokinetics knowledge for client assessment and effective treatment.
  •  Apply clinical decision making to determine appropriate patient education and support of clients during drug and/or device treatment.
  • Use legal and appropriate guidelines for pharmacological management.
  • Apply theory and evidence to determine appropriate patient treatment, health promotions, and disease prevention interventions.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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