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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Nursing - NURS 104

Pharmacology for Nurses

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course introduces pharmacological concepts and major drug classifications. Drug information includes mechanism of action, drug effects, therapeutic uses, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity, drug interactions, medication calculations and dosage, example drugs and patient teaching for specified drug classifications. The nursing process and evidence-based principles of nursing within the practical and registered nurse scope of practice are utilized as a framework for safe medication administration as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Acceptance into the Nursing Career Ladder Curriculum for the forthcoming or current year.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Examine legal, ethical, social and cultural issues related to medication administration.
  • Apply basic pharmacology principles to medication management.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of antimicrobial drugs.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of analgesic and musculoskeletal system drugs.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of central nervous system drugs.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of respiratory system drugs.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of cardiovascular and renal system drugs.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of neurologic and neuromuscular drugs.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of otic, ophthalmic and dermatologic drugs.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of antineoplastic agents.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of gastrointestinal system drugs.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of psychotropic medications.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of endocrine system drugs.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of immunologic agents and other drugs affecting the immune system.
  • Apply the nursing process to the administration of alternative agents, complementary medications and homeopathic medications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with medication dosage calculations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency on select standardized computer assessments.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 08/31/2020

 104145701Pharmacology for NursesRMT3Austin H7/32/0Open$62.00T  03:15 PM-06:55 PM WEBWEB
 104145717Pharmacology for NursesRMT3Austin H7/32/0Open$62.00R  03:15 PM-06:55 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/11/2021

 104115711Pharmacology for NursesMC3Austin H27/32/0Open$62.00R  01:00 PM-04:38 PM BTC255
 104115733Pharmacology for NursesMC3Austin H25/32/0Open$62.00R  08:00 AM-11:42 AM BTC255

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday