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Pharmacology I I (NUR-389)

Semester: Spring 2024
Number: 0302-389-200
Instructor: Janet Raman
Days: Monday 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - NEX 154
Credits: 2

For majors only
Mandatory Co-Reqs: 0302-397, 0302-384, 0302-394, &0302-399

Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Christina Peterson for Fall 2017*
Jacqueline Johnston for Spring 2021*
Jacqueline Johnston for Fall 2022*
Pamela Mason for Spring 2024*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


Second part of an in depth study of the nursing management of patients receiving drug therapy. Students will gain knowledge necessary to administer safe and effective medication therapy for a variety of disease states. Biological, psychological, social, cultural, legal and ethical considerations during drug therapy will be explored.

Learning Goals:   Upon completion of this course, the student will:1. Incorporate pharmacological concepts into an individualized holistic nursing care plan.2. Identify pertinent data to review prior to medication administration.3. Identify factors related to evaluation of patients’ responses to medication.4. Integrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the action of drugs at the cellular level.5. Develop a nursing care plan that integrates patient teachings and nursing considerations related to drug therapy.6. Formulate expected outcomes based on knowledge of drug therapy and patient history.7. Develop a plan to educate patients on drug therapy to promote patient autonomy.8. Discuss cultural factors that may influence a patient’s response to medications.9. Develop an appreciation for the impact of cultural factors in the care of patients using pharmacologic agents.10. Integrate evidence based data regarding drug therapy.11. Compare and contrast sources of information on drug therapy.12. Utilize hand held data retrieval devices (PDA /Smartphone) to ensure safe medication administration.13. Utilize web based technology to ensure medication safety and assess for drug interactions.14. Utilize information systems to assist in developing a plan for patient teaching.15. Identify nurses’ role in administration of drug therapy.16. Discuss ethical and legal obligations related to medication administration.17. Discuss importance of providing pertinent and accurate information regarding drug therapy to patients and families.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.


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