Pharmacology - 3
This Level I course provides the foundation knowledge base related to pharmacology in nursing, including both theoretical and mathematical aspects. The course uses the nursing process as the framework, and addresses the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the profession. Fundamental principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, legal and ethical issues, and nursing responsibilities are covered. Information regarding intravenous drug administration is limited to pharmacokinetics. The drug classes most commonly used in clinical practice are presented. Additionally, information regarding basic mathematical calculations related to medication administration is introduced. Prerequisite: Appropriate standing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program or evaluation of skills and knowledge by the Program Director. Recommended: None. Hours: 54 lect. Offered: F, S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and Private Colleges.