NUR 1142

Introduction to Pharmacology (2)

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or STA 2023

Classification: Parallel

This course is a required course for students in the Associate Degree Nursing program. It introduces pharmacology concepts that are used in the care of clients of all ages. Students will learn dosage calculation, as well as factors that affect the absorption, metabolism, distribution, and excretion of drugs, actions of drugs, drug uses, adverse effects and interactions. Within a nursing process framework, students will study classifications of drugs affecting all body systems and learn nursing considerations for those groups of drugs and their prototypes.