This elective course presents concepts of the study of drugs used for the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of disease and symptoms associated with health alterations. Principles of action, uses, side effects and client education are discussed to facilitate the student’s learning in the clinical environment. Information is presented by integrating pharmacology into the nursing process. Specific drug information is discussed in relation to assessment, nursing diagnosis, client monitoring, interventions, client education and evaluation of safe and effective drug therapy.. Specific nursing responsibilities related to drug administration, including actual dosage calculations across the lifespan are emphasized.
Pre-Requisites: NURS 150 with a grade of a C+ or better
2 credits (2 lecture hours), fall or spring