Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan


Nursing, Heroin, Addiction, Brain, Pathology

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


This poster focuses on the effects of heroin addiction on the neurobiology of the brain and its implications for nursing care. Heroin use causes long term changes in the function of multiple areas of the brain. It is the hope of the author that understanding the pathophysiology of heroin addiction will help caregivers overcome innate bias and to become better caregivers for our patients.

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Nursing Commons



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