Jun 13, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NU 311 - Pharmacology

This course focuses on the principles of pharmacology including drug classifications and the effects on the body. Pharmakinetic and pharmacodynamic components of drug actions will be reviewed. Utilizing the nursing process, emphasis is placed on the nursing implications that relate to medication administration, actions, side effects, interactions, and contraindications of medications. Social, economic, developmental, cultural, ethical, and legal considerations that pertain to drug administration will also be investigated.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: None

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define key terminology used in pharmacology. 
  • Correlate the nursing process with the study of pharmacology. 
  • Identify the legal and ethical principles of medication administration. 
  • Apply the pharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic phases of drug activity, and alterations in these, to specific medications. 
  • Utilize the nursing process, cultural assessments, critical-thinking skills, and experience to explain the principles of medication administration to clients. 
  • Formulate teaching plans for clients in relation to their prescribed medications. 

Credits: 3

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