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Online Nursing Courses - RNSG 407 - RN to BSN Online Completion Degree

Online Nursing Course - Pharmacotherapeutics - RNSG 407

4 Units

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Course Description:

This course provides the BSN student the opportunity to build on prior knowledge of pharmacology. Emphasis is place on examining various classifications of drugs and the effect the human body. Focus is placed on physiological reactions to medications, appropriate nursing roles and responsibilities in medication administration, monitoring effects, and evaluation of therapeutic effects . Web related activities, computer based written assignments.

Course Objectives:
  • Explain response of the human body to the administration of selected medications.
  • Identify nursing roles and responsibilities in drug therapy.
  • Discuss the physiological response of the body to the administration of selected medications.
  • Identify the nursing roles and responsibilities in drug therapy.
  • Identify and explain the major pharmacological effects, clinical indications, side effects, adverse reactions, contraindications, interactions of selected medications.
  • Apply the nursing process to the client receiving drug therapy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of nursing implications regarding medication administration to a culturally diverse population across the lifespan.

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