Prerequisites: NURS 208, 305, or permission of instructor; Corequisite: NURS 321. This course examines normal physiology and pathophysiologic responses that accompany commonly occurring acute and chronic illnesses. Discussion includes physiologic responses that begin at the cellular level and progress to individual and related organ systems. Pathophysiologic alterations to disease management and prevention to promote quality patient-centered care are included. The nursing application of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of drugs related to health promotion and treatment of disease processes is emphasized. Withdrawal from NURS 315 requires withdrawal from NURS 321. Fall/spring semesters.