Pharmacology

This course equips the student with an in-depth study of major categories of drugs. The focus is on pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties with an emphasis on the vital role the professional nurse plays in the clinical application of drug therapy across the lifespan. Pharmacokinetics of aging, issues of polypharmacy, and implications related to prescription, over- the-counter, and herbal medications as well as drug interactions will be examined. Additional content includes unique individual and cultural responses and client education needs. Client safety and the role of information technology are highlighted. Emphasis is placed on the importance of communication between nurses and members of the interprofessional team as clients transition between healthcare facilities and home. Pre-requisite: Admission to the RN-BSN Program or permission of the Dean, School of Health Sciences.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Additional Course Fees

Prerequisites:

  • Admission to the RN-BSN Program or permission of the Dean, School of Health Sciences

Last updated: 10/27/2020