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Pharmacology CE for Nurse Practitioners and APRNs

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Nursing Pharmacotherapy CE Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify important pathophysiology concepts common to the care of patients using pharmaceuticals
  • Describe the pharmacology of common medications
  • Select the proper pharmacotherapeutics based on the clinical presentation.
  • Incorporate evidence-based changes into practice

Speakers and Planning Committee:

  • Catherine Bevil, EdD, RN
  • Michael Gooch, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, CFRN, CTRN, CEN, EMT-P
  • Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN
  • Kathy Morris, DNP, APRN-NP
  • Andrea Paul, MD
  • Lufei Young, PhD, ACNP, APRN-NP

How do I earn Pharmacology CE contact hours?

  1. Check the ANCC requirements for pharmacotherapeutics to see if this is a requirement for you. All re-certifying Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) must complete the 25-contact hour requirement.
  2. Purchase the BoardVitals Pharmacology CE activity for Nurse Practitioners and APRNs.
  3. Answer questions to earn credits. For each 1.0 contact hours the learner must complete 9 test questions. Upon completion of the entire test bank, learner may receive 25 contact hours or may redeem a portion of the 25 contact hours by increments of 1.0 contact hour at a time.
  4. Generate a certificate of completion PDF for your own records.

VIDEO: Pharmacotherapeutics Board Review Question Explained

Pharmacotherapeutics board review question

Check out Dr. Mike Natter, answer a question from our Pharmacotherapeutics question bank! This lecture is part of our "Practice Connection" video series. BoardVitals developed this series to highlight helpful practice questions and explanations. This Pharmacotherapeutics lecture explains how to diagnose and treat Hypertension, covered in our Pharmacotherapeutics question bank.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint-providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (provider) and BoardVitals.



This activity is provided for a maximum of 25.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria. Further Pharmacotherapeutics info can be found here.