Fall Semester 2020 Catalog




This course focuses upon understanding the effects of drugs on the living organism. The role of the federal government in regulating drugs, drug approval process, categories of controlled substances, and categories of providers legally authorized to prescribe drugs are presented. Concepts of drug action including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, and therapeutic classifications of drugs and their prototypes are discussed. The significance of the increasing use of herbal remedies is discussed. Students will be expected to apply the nursing process and critical thinking in the administration of prescribed medications, taking a medication history, and teaching patients about medications in a simulated setting. Students will learn to calculate drug dosages.