Jul 17, 2018  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019

NUR 253 Safety in Med Administration: Pharmacology for Nurses

Credits: (3)
This course focuses on safety issues involved in administering medications in a clinical setting. It covers drug classifications and the effects of that classification on the body systems. The student will be introduced to the basics of pharmacology and how the drugs work right down to the cellular level. This detailed information will make client assessments more meaningful. Case scenarios describing actual medication errors will follow each classification studied. In addition to drug classification, medical calculations, legal aspects, and safety issues will be presented. Time required for completion of this course is dependent on the individual learner; however, it is expected that students will spend at least 45 hours per credit hour in study and online activity. Prerequisite(s): Health care experience or current Nursing  student.