May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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NRSG 230 - Nursing Pharmacology

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): BIOH 201 , CHMY 121 , M 140  or acceptable substitution, WRIT 101 , and acceptance into the Registered Nursing ASN program.
Corequisite(s): NRSG 231 .
This course provides the student with an overview of pharmacology with an emphasis of the study of effects, interactions, and nursing considerations of pharmacologic agents on the patient population across the lifespan. The course also explores the ethical, legal, cultural and age implications of pharmacologic therapy across diverse populations and the lifespan.  (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Identify the classification of major medications in terms of specific actions, and nursing implications.
  • Describe drug-drug interactions and drug-food interactions based on physiologic responses to pharmacological agents and apply critical thinking and clinical judgment for appropriate intervention.
  • Discuss the cultural diversity influences related to medication.
  • Discuss unique pharmacologic issues that exist for various ages and stages of life.

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