The student will focus on the safe use, pharmacological principles, indications and
nursing implications related to drug therapy when caring for individuals and families.
Emphasis will be placed on medications used with perinatal, neonatal, pediatric,
geriatric and peri-operative clients. The course will stress the general characteristics
of selected medications and will include indications, pharmacokinetics, side effects,
adverse effects, contraindications, administration, nursing implications across the
lifespan, client education and relationship to prior learning.
Classroom: 15 hours
Pre-requisite Courses: NUR*101: Introduction to Nursing Practice; BIO*235:
Microbiology; PSY 111: General Psychology
Co-requisite Courses: NUR*102: Family Health Nursing; PSY*201:
Life Span; SOC* 101: Principles of Sociology