2010-2011 Catalog 
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2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 163 - Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

Lecture - Lab - Credit Hours: 3-0-3
This course defines the relationship of the nursing process and drug therapy. Lifespan considerations related to pharmacology as well as legal, ethical, and cultural considerations will be discussed. The principles of pharmacotherapeutics along with the basics of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will be presented. The safe calculation and administration of medication orders will be presented. Major drug classifications will be presented with related nursing implications. Online description This online course offers students the opportunity to complete their work with a flexible schedule. The course will be structured to assist the student in completing the course requirements in 16 weeks. Eight weeks for the summer sessions. Theory classes will be available for two-week intervals. This will facilitate the student completing the assignment in a timely fashion. The student will read the assigned readings and power points, and complete and return all assignments to the instructor. Multiple modalities will be incorporated into this course, examples include but not limited to research via the Internet, discussion boards, and case studies.Prerequisite: BIO 250 .