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Course Details

Instructor(s): Poynter, Mara

Winter 2022
Department: NRS
Credits: 3.00
Status: Open (9 out of 24 seats)
Meeting Type: Hybird
Note: $400.00 Class fee

Course Schedules:
Day & Time Date(s) Location
WR 1:00PM-2:30PM  1/3/2022-3/18/2022  Tech-Lab Building 104 

Course Description:
Course introduces the theoretical background that enables students to provide safe and effective care related to drugs and natural products to persons throughout the lifespan. It includes the foundational concepts of principles of pharmacology, nonopioid analgesics, and antibiotics, as well as additional classes of drugs. Students will learn to make selected clinical decisions in the context of nursing regarding using current, reliable sources of information, understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, developmental physiologic considerations, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of drug therapy, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding safe and effective use of drugs and natural products, intervening to increase therapeutic benefits and reduce potential negative effects, and communicating appropriately with other health professionals regarding drug therapy. Drugs are studied by therapeutic or pharmacological class using an organized framework. Prerequisites: Anatomy & Physiology Sequence, and Microbiology

Course Requisites:
Course prerequisite: Take BIOL231
Course prerequisite: Take BIOL232
Course prerequisite: Take BIOL233
Course prerequisite: Take BIOL234

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