Dec 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 160 - Pharmacology Application in Nursing Practice

3 CR
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of pharmacology with an emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process. The course is organized by medication classification. It explores indications, modes of action, effects, contraindications, and interactions for selected drugs. Specific nursing responsibilities related to drug administration are emphasized. Concepts from this course will be utilized throughout the nursing clinical experiences. Students will be required to use an acceptable electronic device to participate in the course, i.e., laptop, iPad, Surface Pro. Chromebooks are not compatible with program requirements.  See the following link for acceptable electronic device minimum requirements:  https://examsoft.force.com/emcommunity/s/article/Examplify-Minimum-System-Requirements.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Nursing Program required.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze appropriate dosage calculations for the safe administration of medications.
  2. Demonstrate the basic principles of pharmacology in nursing practice.
  3. Apply the nursing process when administering peripheral nervous system drugs.
  4. Apply the nursing process when administering central nervous system drugs.
  5. Apply the nursing process when administering analgesic drugs and drugs of abuse.
  6. Apply the nursing process when administering endocrine/reproductive system drugs.
  7. Apply the nursing process when administering respiratory system drugs.
  8. Apply the nursing process when administering antineoplastic agents.
  9. Apply the nursing process when administering anti-inflammatory and immunologic drugs.
  10. Apply the nursing process when administering cardiovascular and renal system drugs.
  11. Apply the nursing process when administering gastrointestinal drugs.
  12. Apply the nursing process when administering psychotherapeutic drugs.
  13. Apply the nursing process when administering antimicrobial therapy.