This course examines pharmacotherapeutics and pharmacodynamics principles applicable to frequently used prescription and nonprescription medications. Implications of age, gender, and ethnicity are addressed. Students will focus on critical thinking and decisionmaking skills related to patient care needs, planned interventions, and evaluation. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: NU 500 - Theoretical Foundations for Nursing and NU 560 - Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice. Corequisite: None.