Students learn an overview of pharmacology with emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process. The course is organized by medication classification. It explores indications, modes of action, side effects, contraindications and interactions for the safe administration of select drugs. Specific individualized patient care, nursing judgment, and collaborative responsibilities to drug administration are emphasized. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites HAH 100C
, HNR 101
, and HNR 106
with a grade of 2.5 or above; HNR 102
with an S
Corequisites HNR 125
, HNR 126
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Apply key terms listed in unit outlines.
- Integrate pharmacokinetics, side effects, contraindications, and adverse reactions of selected medications into nursing care.
- Implement understanding of clinical indications and safe administration of medications to ensure patient safety.
- Integrate knowledge of select medications to ensure standards of safe patient care.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Implement pharmacology knowledge when interacting with patients.
Learning How to Learn:
- Utilize empathy when administering medications and implementing patient education.
- Explains various types of thinking required to implement the nursing process specifically related to all aspects of medication administration.