NU-224 : Pharmacology in Nursing II

A presentation of key content areas to conceptualize the important components of nursing pharmacology related to pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, and physiology. The focus is on the major drug groups in terms of: indications, mechanism of action, drug effects, and contraindications. The principles of altered pharmacodynamics relative to age and ethnicity are included. Specific nursing responsibilities related to drug administration are emphasized, including medication calculations. 3 credits PREREQUISITES: BIO 207, BIO 227, NU 2161, NU 2162 and NU 223. COREQUISITES: BIO 208, NU 2171 and NU 2172.