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Nursing Pharmacology

Course Number: 31543303
Credits: 2.00

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Course Description

31-543-303 NURSING PHARMACOLOGY ...this course introduces the principles of pharmacology, including drug classifications and their effects on the body. Emphasis is on the use of the components of the nursing process when administering medications. (Prerequisites: Accepted into Practical Nursing Program; Corequisites: 31-543-301, Nursing Fundamentals; 10-809-188, Developmental Psych; 31-806-312, Anatomy/Structure-Function)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

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Course Competencies

  1. Apply basic pharmacology principles to medication management
  2. Examine legal, ethical, social, and cultural issues related to medication administration
  3. Apply components of the nursing process to the administration of antimicrobial drugs
  4. Apply components of the nursing process to the administration of autonomic nervous system drugs
  5. Apply components of the nursing process to the administration of respiratory system drugs
  6. Apply components of the nursing process to the administration of cardiovascular and renal systems drugs
  7. Apply components of the nursing process to the administration of gastrointestinal system drugs
  8. Apply components of the nursing process to the administration of central nervous system drugs
  9. Apply components of the nursing process to the administration of endocrine system drugs
  10. Apply components of the nursing process to the administration of analgesic and musculoskeletal system drugs