Course Code: NURS 152
Academic Year: 2021-2022
This course introduces the practical nursing student to pharmacological knowledge, providing a basis for understanding of the therapeutic use of drugs in health care. This course examines selected major drug classifications for the following systems - central nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and respiratory - and the pharmacological management of infectious processes. A drug commonly used from each classification provides a framework for continued study and integration of new information. There is an emphasis on the role of the practical nurse in pharmacotherapeutics.