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NS1040 - Pharmacology I - 4 Credits

Introduces the associate degree nursing student to the concepts and techniques of dosage calculation and medication administration by a variety of techniques. Students will apply critical thinking skills to the calculation and administration of medications. Through use of the nursing process, students are introduced to the basic concepts of pharmacology related to actions, therapeutic and adverse effects, and interactions of drugs/herbs. The course covers basic pharmacology of commonly used medications using a body systems approach with emphasis placed on therapeutic interventions and client education to clients across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of communication to the safe and competent administration of pharmacological agents. (30 hours theory, 20 hours lab)

Prerequisite: SC1201, SC1370, NS1010, and NS1020

Delivery: on campus