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NURS 323 Nursing Pharmacology Concepts I 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the professional nursing student to the concepts of pharmacology and drug therapies, pharmacological-therapeutic classes of drugs, and important drug information resources. Knowledge of pharmacology provides the nurse with information to provide drug related patient care; optimizing beneficial effects of medications while minimizing adverse effects. The focus of the course is pharmacology basics and drugs affecting the cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, and endocrine systems. In addition, immune and biologic modifiers, chemotherapeutic agents, and psychotherapeutic drugs are presented. Legal, ethical, and cultural considerations in pharmacology as well as lifespan considerations with regard to pharmacotherapeutics and medication administration are addressed.

College/Department: College of Nursing Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 120 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 221 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 225 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 226 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 320

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