NU636 Unit 8 Final Reflection.800w. due 6-25-23. 4 reference
For each of the learning objectives, provide an analysis of how the course supported each objective.
1. Discriminate among the mechanisms of action for the major classes of drugs/medications
2. Critique evidence that supports proposed pharmacotherapeutic protocols for appropriateness of application across the lifespan
3. Integrate the teaching-learning needs of clients across the lifespan when proposing pharmacotherapies
4. Propose prescriptive therapies for selected clients evaluating safety factors while utilizing knowledge of how current health status, age, gender, culture, genetic factors, ethical concerns and prescriptive authority impact decision making
Explain how the material learned in this course, based upon the objectives, will be applicable to professional application.
Provide evidence (citations and references) to support your statements and opinions.
How the course supported each objective
Being able to correctly prescribe the appropriate medication is key in the management of illness.
The course has supported the learning objectives by helping student to develop a deeper
understanding of the mechanism of actions of major classes of medications with evidence to
explain the pharmacological effects and appropriateness of medication prescription to diverse
population group. The intensive course outlines have enabled students integrate into practice the
ability to educate patients on effects and interactions of medication thereby fostering patient
centered care and optimized treatment. With each case studies and clinical scenario presented in
the course and shadow health digital experience, it has enabled the student to critically assess
patient and make appropriate clinical judgement about medication prescription or other
alternative therapeutic options in the management of disease conditions considering the age,
gender, culture, genetic factors, and ethical concerns. Also, the knowledge gained in the course
has prepared students for future nurse practitioner roles to provide an equitable and unbiased
patient centered care emphasizing on adequate education of individual, families, and community
at large on the importance of medication compliance, possible side effects and drug interactions
to prevent abuse and misuse.
How course material will be applicable professional application
Not only did the course meet the stated objective, but it has also been able to equip students with
additional understanding of how to make an appropriate medication prescriptive decision. With
the expanding roles and scope of practice of a nurse practitioner as explained by the American
Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (2019), to include counseling and provision of
education and healthcare service to patients, their families, and communities and not limited to
assessment, diagnosing, performing, supervising, and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory
investigations, but also include initiating treatment plans with ordering and prescribing of
medications, the skills and knowledge accrued in this class will undoubtedly increases the ability
of the future advanced practice nurse to make proper implementation of prescriptive authority,
follow guidelines and correctly implement pharmacological therapeutic decisions with
appropriate patient counselling and education , as well as prompt referral or healthcare
collaboration/consultation when indicated. This will not enhance my competence in professional
practice but also improves patient safety and recovery.
American Association of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) (2019. Scope of practice for nurse