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NUR115 - Pharmacology for Practical Nurses

This course introduces and expands upon the standards of practice relating to the principles of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The student is introduced to general as well as specific principles of pharmacology and medication administration while integrating pharmacological terminology, mathematics, and calculations. The various methods of preparing and administering medications are explored, and numerous drug groups (including over-the-counter, vitamins, and minerals) are presented and contrasted. Emphasis is placed on the legal aspects, personal responsibility, accountability, and professional ethics associated with medication administration. The course stresses the importance of the role of the LPN in safe and efficient medication administration including the value of communication and documentation.

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  • Credit Hours: 3

    Lab Hours: 16

    Lecture Hours: 48