The Social Dimension - Patient-Centered Prescribing

Advanced Pharmacology guides students through patient-centered prescribing, preparing them to be ethical and effective prescribers of medication.



Sophia Haddad is a 5-year-old elementary student who was sent home from school on account of a sore throat and a fever. There is an outbreak of Group A Strep at her school. A rapid strep test is performed, and comes back positive. In the Digital Clinical Experience, the student communicates with and obtains subjective data from both the pediatric patient and her father, Omar Haddad. While selecting and prescribing medication, the student must calculate appropriate dosage for the antibiotic based on patient weight, concentration, and frequency of administration. The student provides education to both the patient and her father on topics such as medication administration and steps to prevent reinfection

Engage Students with Conversation-Based Learning

Digital Clinical Experiences™ provide a safe, standardized environment for students to develop their therapeutic communication and medication prescription skills through realistic interactions with Digital Standardized Patients™. These life-like, simulated patients present with a variety of medical issues and come from a range of social and economic backgrounds. Students must carefully consider these factors during each phase of the simulation as they interview, educate, and prescribe medication to the patient.



Manage Care


Managing the Patient's Care

Three New Activities in Advanced Pharmacology

Advanced Pharmacology introduces three new activities to our lineup of student-centered, interactive learning simulations: medication selection, patient education, and prescription writing. In medication selection, students will consider the patient’s diagnosis, economic situation, preferences, and comorbidities before choosing a medication that offers the best pharmacological therapy for the patient. After selecting the appropriate medication, students educate the patient on the medication they will be taking. Finally, students interpret and apply what they have learned throughout the clinical simulation by filling out a prescription for their patient using Shadow Health’s virtual prescription pad.

Quality Matters Certified

Quality Matters (QM) is an international, US-based non-profit organization specializing in standards, processes, and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. QM tools and resources are regularly revised to reflect current standards and best practices. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review Criteria in a rigorous review process.

Mapped To

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Master's Essentials

Doctoral Essentials

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Master's Standards & Criteria

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Accreditation Standards

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Accreditation Standards (2018)

National League for Nursing

CNEA Accreditation Standards

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties



This is my third semester using Shadow Health simulated labs. I have gained valuable knowledge toward interviewing and assessing patients.

FNP Student / Jacksonville State University

Shadow Health is a great tool for allowing us students a safe clinical setting without interruptions to learn and improve our critical thinking and reasoning skills as providers.

MSN Student / University of Texas at Tyler

I've used this technology in several classes and it is always very helpful and knowledgeable. I'm able to get real-world practice and work full-time.

MSN Student / University of West Florida

I wish all my homework assignments could include this! It reinforces that I love what I do and can't wait to implement this into my practice.

MSN Student / Maryville University

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