Journal Details

The journal document should be 3-4 pages in length. No citations are required, and no specific formatting is needed. Utilize appropriate grammar and mechanics of writing.

Topic: Expectations of course: Create a document that addresses the following:

  1. How do you envision this course adding to your knowledge of pharmacology?
  2. How do you think you will use knowledge of pharmacology differently as an advanced practice nurse than you do as an RN?
  3. What are your expectations of your advanced practice role, specifically as a prescriber?
  4. What do you think the role of standards of care are in the prescribing process?

Discussion Board GRAD

Discussion Board (DB) Participation Rubric
Discussion boards (DBs) are what make an online course a course and not an independent study.
DBs are vital to demonstrating that the learner has met the expected course level outcomes.
Collaboration between peers and your instructor in the DB is an important aspect of the online learning experience and is expected in the course.
Any exceptions to the following DB rubric will be at the instructor’s discretion.
The purpose of a DB is to stimulate critical thinking in a scholarly manner.
Critical thinking consists of synthesis, creating solutions, application to real world situations, and testing, debating, and defending evidence-based solutions.
Critical thinking is not repetition of assigned reading material. Outside research of the literature is a vital part of the DB.
Posts need to be substantive. This means that responses such as “I agree” or “great post” do not meet grading rubric requirements.
Initial posts for each discussion question (DQ) is due no later than Saturday of the unit week.
The initial post must be an answer to the DQ topic, not a comment on other posts. Initial posts for each DB must also include a minimum of three peer-reviewed citations.
Citations must include outside sources and no more than one citation from assigned course readings may be used each week.
While the discussion board tool limits the ability to use APA formatting (e.g., hanging indents), posts must include the required elements of an APA in-text citation and list of references.
Inappropriate Below Average Average Above Average Score Weight Final Score
1 2 3 4
Initial post timeliness Provides an initial post on or after Sunday. N/A N/A Provides an initial post by Saturday. 15% 0.00
Additional comment requirement Does not post responses to others. Posts one comment per Discussion topic. Posts 2 comments per Discussion topic on separate days. At least one comment includes a citation. Posts 2 comments per Discussion topic on separate days (resulting in total participation on three different days throughout the discussion). At least two comments include a citation. 10% 0.00
Engagement N/A Participates, but does not post anything that encourages others to respond to the posting. Attemp

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Rubric Title: MN553 Unit 2 Assignment 2 Rubric

Assignment Criteria

Level III

Level II

Level I

Not Present

Criteria 1

Level III Max Points

Points: 10

Level II Max Points

Points: 8

Level I Max Points

Points: 6

Not Present

0 Points

Types of dispensing agencies

· Identifies four different types of pharmacies and their location

· Identifies three different types of pharmacies and their location

· Identifies 1-2 types of pharmacies and their location

· Does not meet the criteria

Criteria 2

Level III Max Points

Points: 10

Level II Max Points

Points: 8

Level I Max Points

Points: 6

Not Present

0 Points

Brand and generic costs for a prescription drug Comparison

· Compares four brand and generic costs from four pharmacies

· Compares three brand and generic costs from four pharmacies

· Compares 1-2 brand and generic costs from four pharmacies

· Does not meet the criteria

Criteria 3

Level III Max Points

Points: 10

Level II Max Points

Points: 8

Level I Max Points

Points: 6

Not Present

0 Points

Brand and generic costs for an over-the counter drug Comparison

· Compares four brand and generic costs from four pharmacies

· Compares three brand and generic costs from four pharmacies

· Compares 1-2 brand and generic costs from four pharmacies

· Does not meet the criteria

Maximum Total Points

30

24

18

0

Minimum Total Points

25 points minimum

19 points minimum

1 point minimum

0

Rubric Title

MN553 Reading List

Unit 1

Pharmacotherapeutics for NP Prescribers

· Chapter 1: “The Role of the Nurse Practitioner as Prescriber”

· Chapter 3: “Rational Drug Selection”

· Chapter 4: “Legal and Professional Issues in Prescribing”

· Chapter 6: “An Introduction to Pharmacogenetics”

· Chapter 9: “Information Technology and Pharmacotherapeutics”

· Chapter 10: “Pharmacoeconomics”

· Appendix A

Web Readings

· U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Food & Drug Administration.(2020). Medwatch: The FDA safety information & adverse event reporting program.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm

· US Food and Drug Administration. (2019). How drugs are developed and approved.
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/HowDrugsareDevelopedandApproved/default.htm

· U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2019). Development and approval (Drugs).
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/development-approval-process-drugs

Library

Resources to help you navigate the online library include:

1. A direct link to the library resources relevant to undergraduate nursing is
https://library.purdueglobal.edu/nursing

2. Purdue University Global. (2020). Academic Research Primer. Retrieved from
https://library.purdueglobal.edu/researchprimer

3. Library. (Producer). (2016). Introduction to the Online Library [Video file]. Available from http://library.purdueglobal.edu/libraryorientation

Unit 2

Pharmacotherapeutics for NP Prescribers

· Chapter 2: “Review of the Basic Principles of Pharmacology”

· Chapter 51: “Women as Patients”

· Chapter 52: “Men as Patients”

· Chapter 53: “Pediatric Patients”

· Chapter 54 “Transgendered Patients as Clients

· Chapter 55: “Geriatric Patients”

Web Resources

American Geriatrics Society. 2019. Updated AGS Beers Criteria® for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults. [PDF file].https://kapextmediassl-a.akamaihd.net/nursing/MSN/MN553/MN553_1904C/2015_Beers_C