Courses & Programs

Pharmacology I

COURSE CODE: PHM 171

CREDITS: 1

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 217, PSY 110. Corequisite: NUR/PNR 170, NUR/PNR 172, 1 Lecture Hour

Pharmacology is the study of the action of drugs and how certain disease states are affected by these chemical interventions. This course will introduce the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare provided while preparing and administering medications to patients with stable or well managed health issues. Students will identify medications administered to prevent illness and manage common stable health conditions. Common topics to be discussed will include, names of medication (Generic and Brand), classification of drugs, indications for use, contraindication for use, therapeutic dose range, adverse effects and nursing implications. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 217, PSY 110. Corequisite: NUR/PNR 170, NUR/PNR 172, 1 Lecture Hour