NR546 Advanced Pharmacology: Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Week 7 Assignment

NR546 Advanced Pharmacology: Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Week 7 Assignment

ADHD Medication Table?


A strong foundational understanding of the unique properties of medications, including half-life, mechanism of action, and how medications impact neurotransmitters are required to appropriately prescribe psychotherapeutic medications. The purpose of this activity is to complete an information table for psychotherapeutic medications commonly prescribed to clients. Students will download and complete the attached table. The completed medication table will be a valuable study guide and future resource for practicum and certification review.

Course Outcomes??

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:??

CO 1:  Examine the neurophysiological and neuroanatomical basis of psychopharmacologic interventions commonly applied in mental health practice. (PO 1)

CO 2: Associate brain structure and function to the pathophysiology of acute and chronic mental health diagnoses commonly seen in mental health practice. (PO 1)

CO 3: Apply knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in prescribing psychopharmacotherapy. (PO 1)

CO 5: Identify the most commonly prescribed agents in the major psychopharmacologic drug classes. (POs 1, 2)

CO 6: Analyze client indicators of therapeutic, ineffective, adverse responses and side effects to psychopharmacotherapy. (PO 1)

Due Date

The assignment should be submitted to the Week 7 Medication Table dropbox by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MT.

Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with a penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment.

In the event of a situation that prevents the timely submission of an assignment, students may petition their instructor for a waiver of the late submission grade reduction. The instructor will review the student’s rationale for the request and make a determination based on the merits of the student’s appeal. Consideration of the student’s total course performance to date will be a contributing factor in the determination. Students should continue to attend class, actively participate, and complete other assignments while the appeal is pending.


Total Points Possible

This assignment is worth a total of 15 points.

Preparing the Assignment

Follow these guidelines when completing each component of the assignment. Contact your course faculty if you have questions.


General Instructions

Download the Week 7 Medication TableLinks to an external site. and complete the required information using the template.

Include the following sections (detailed criteria listed below and in the grading rubric)

For each medication listed, complete the following:

Include indication, approved ages, target symptoms, and affected neurotransmitters.

For each medication, include all available formulations (if IR, XR, ODT, LA), duration of action, and peak (if noted).

List notable side effects.

List client education instructions for each formulation of each medication