2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 145 - Pharmacology for Nursing I

Description: Introduces principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics, including drug actions, utilizing the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing competencies and nursing process to explore pharmacologic aspects of patient care.  Examines national standards for safety in pharmacologic therapy.  Introduces dosage calculation.


Prerequisites: Admission to nursing program

Corequisite: NSG 140 , NSG 142 , NSG 143 , and NSG 144  

Credits: 1
Lecture: 1
Lab: 0

Course Content:

  1. Principles of nursing care related to drug actions
  2. Principles of nursing care related to cultural and pharmacogenetic considerations
  3. Principles of nursing care related to drug interactions
  4. Principles of nursing care related to lifespan (developmental considerations)
  5. Principles of nursing care related to interprofessional collaboration
  6. Principles of nursing care related to medication administration concepts
  7. Principles of nursing care related to dosage calculation

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Patient-Centered Care - Identify the principles related to medication administration that includes the patient as a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, age, and culturally appropriate safe and effective medication administration. (1-7)
  2. Teamwork and Collaboration - Describe own strengths, limitations, and values related to functioning effectively within nursing and inter-collaborative teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. (5)
  3. Evidence-Based Practice - Describe evidence-based practice to include the components of research, evidence, clinical expertise, and patient/family values. (1-7)
  4. Quality Improvement - Describe strategies and tools to monitor the outcomes of care in the practice setting related to the pharmacologic care of patients to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. (1-7)
  5. Safety - Relate strategies to minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance related to the pharmacologic care of patients. (1-7)
  6. Informatics - Explain why information and technology (IT) skills are needed to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision making. (1,3,5-7)

Required Assessment:
Assignments, Exams, Standardized Exams.