Evaluate the APN role for independent and interprofessional collaborative management of pharmacological agents in prescribing and monitoring pharmacologic therapies in patients across the lifespan.

Order Description
Reflect and describe how the achievement of the course outcomes in this course have prepared you to meet the MSN program outcome #3, MSN Essential IX, and NP Core Competencies # 5

Curse Outcomes:
Evaluate the APN role for independent and interprofessional collaborative management of pharmacological agents in prescribing and monitoring pharmacologic therapies in patients across the lifespan. (PO 1)
Differentiate evidence-based practice guidelines in management of therapeutic agents for selected system problems. (PO 1)
Analyze major pharmacological groups including pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and indications for use, in the management of patients in primary care and with special populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, and older adults. (PO 1, 4)
Distinguish internal and external environment factors affecting drug action, reaction, efficacy, and interaction. (PO 1)
Identify appropriate drug therapy and drug product selection for treatment of specific health problems in the primary care setting while taking into consideration cost-effectiveness, side effects, monitoring, contraindications, interactions, and efficacy. (PO 1, 4)
Program Outcome #3:

Use contemporary communication modalities effectively in advanced nursing roles

MSN Essential IX: Masters-Level Nursing Practice

Recognizes that nursing practice, at the masters level, is broadly defined as any form of nursing intervention that influences healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems. Masters-level nursing graduates must have an advanced level of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences as well as the ability to integrate this knowledge into practice. Nursing practice interventions include both direct and indirect care components.

Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies
#5 Technology and Information Literacy Competencies

1. Integrates appropriate technologies for knowledge management to improve health care.
2. Translates technical and scientific health information appropriate for various users needs.
2a). Assesses the patients and caregivers educational needs to provide effective, personalized
health care.
2b). Coaches the patient and caregiver for positive behavioral change.
3. Demonstrates information literacy skills in complex decision making.
4. Contributes to the design of clinical information systems that promote safe, quality and cost effective
care.
5. Uses technology systems that capture data on variables for the evaluation of nursing care.

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