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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RNSG 1301 - Pharmacology


CIP Code: 51.3801
Credit(s): 3
Course Description: Introduction to the science of pharmacology with emphasis on the actions, interactions, adverse effects, and nursing implications of drug classifications. Content includes the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in safe administration of medications within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach. (3-0-0) End-of-Course Outcomes: Identify the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse in administering pharmacological agents; and explain the safe utilization of medications.
1. Identify the role and responsibilities of the professional nurse administering pharmacological agents.
2. Explain the safe utilization of medications.
3. Identify the actions, interactions, and adverse effects of common drug classifications.
4. Describe the nursing implications associated with caring for patients taking common types of drugs.
5. Perform dosage and calculations for medication administration.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing Program

 

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