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NURS 329 Nursing Pharmacology Concepts II 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce the professional nursing student to the concepts of pharmacology and drug therapies, pharmacologic-therapeutic classes of drugs, and important drug information resources. Pharmacological knowledge goes beyond medication preparation and administration and involves knowledge of the mechanism of action, drug effects, therapeutic uses, side effects, and adverse effects. The focus of the course will be on pharmacology basics and drugs affecting the gastrointestinal, immunological, neurological, musculoskeletal, and dermatological systems. Legal, ethical, and cultural considerations in pharmacology, herbal, botanical and nutritional supplements, and lifespan perspectives for medication administration will also be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 323 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 320 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 321

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