Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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NRSG 135 - Pharmacology for Practical Nurses

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): BIOH 104 M 120 , PSYX 100 , WRIT 101  and acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.
Corequisite(s): NRSG 136 .
This course introduces the student to the knowledge needed to provide safe nursing care to clients across the life span in the administration of medications.  Content covered includes the basic pathophysiology of common disease processes, as well as the basic principles of pharmacology such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, medication interactions, and potential adverse medication reactions.  The emphasis is on client-centered care utilizing the nursing process and incorporating evidence-based practice within the licensed practical nurse scope of practice. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Identify major categories and classifications of medications in relation to drug effects on common diseases in the treatment of commonly occurring health challenges.
  • Identify the roles of the LPN in relation to medication administration and patient education in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Describe appropriate nursing judgement at the PN level to safely administer medications and analyze response to medications in diverse patient populations.
  • Identify effective methods of communications with patients, families, and other members of the health care team to assure quality and safe care of patients with regard to medicaiton administration.

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