Faculty in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing
Estimated Completion Time: 47 hours
Contact Hours: 47.0
Expiration Date: 10/01/2013
Audience: Advanced practice nurses
Purpose: This program offers advanced practice nurses (APNs) foundational information to become safe and effective nurse prescribers. In the State of Wisconsin, Advanced Practice Nurses must complete "45 contact hours in clinical pharmacology/therapeutics within 3 years preceding the application for a certificate to issue prescription orders." If practicing outside of Wisconsin, please check with your state's Board of Nursing to determine if this program satisfies your state's requirements.
After completing this program, the learner will be able to:
- Select appropriate therapeutics for specific health conditions using an evidenced based approach
- Understand the appropriate techniques for issuing prescriptions that
- Describe the legal and ethical ramifications of prescribing medications
- Develop clinical decision making skills necessary for appropriate prescribing
- Articulate the multiple resources for accurate drug information
The entire 47-hour progam consists of six course modules on the following topics:
- Module 1: Principles of Pharmacokinetics and Infectious Diseases
- Module 2: STDs, UTIs, and Women's Health
- Module 3: Endocrine Disorders
- Module 4: Cardiovascular and GI
- Module 5: Neuro and Psychiatry
- Module 6: Pain Management and Other Topics
Each Course Module Includes:
- streaming lecture presentations
- practice case studies
- a quiz that must be completed to receive CE credit
- a certificate of completion that is automatically generated for printing when a quiz is successfully completed
Required and Recommended Texts for New Registrants:
Access to the following text is required
Wynne, Anita Lee, Teri Moser Woo, and Ali J. Olyaei. Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers, 2d ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2007. [ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-1361-4] [ISBN-10: 0-8036-1361-X]
In addition, the following text is recommended
Schwinghammer, Terry L., and Julia M. Koehler, ed. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 7th ed. New York: Mc-Graw Hill, c2009.
Computer Requirements: Lectures are available as streamed slide presentations and require audio capability. A reliable internet connection, and use of the following are also needed for accessing course materials:
Test to see if your computer has the ability to view the lectures and listen to the audio using our Presentation Demo Lecture. If you are not able to view the demo lecture or listen to the audio, please update to the computer requirements outlined above and retest.
Slide handouts are available in PDF format to view/print for each lecture. Click "ATTACHMENTS " in the upper right hand corner of the lecture presentation window to view/print the handouts.