May 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

NRSG-100 Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Credits 2 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092; BIOL-151. NOTE: BIOL-152 is a recommended co-req. NRSG-100 must be completed before applying to the Nursing program, but no more than 5 years prior to application.
A theory course which builds on previously learned basic principles and concepts of medication administration. Prototypes major pharmaceutical classes and most widely used members of each class are covered. Therapeutic applications of medications and applicable nursing process are emphasized.

Course Outcomes
1. Using the nursing process, identify the nurse’s role in drug therapy. 2. Identify classes of commonly used drugs that affect individual body systems. 3. Describe the physiologic actions of drug prototype and commonly used drugs. 4. Describe common side effects, toxic reactions, contraindications and special considerations of drugs used in the diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of diseases and other disorders. 5. Identify drugs utilized in emergency conditions. 6. Describe the nurse’s role in the prevention and management of drug abuse and poisoning. 7. Describe the responsibilities of the nurse in medication administration. 8. Identify the classification prototype drugs used in the treatment, prevention of disease and maintenance of health. 9. Describe the physiological action and uses of prototype drugs in specific drug classifications. 10. Identify potential side effects of prototype drugs in specific drug classifications. 11. Identify adverse, allergic and toxic effects of prototype drugs in specific drug classifications. 12. Discuss patient education related to prototype drugs in specific drug classifications. 13. Describe the patient care for patients receiving prototype drugs in specific drug classifications, including administrative precautions and nursing implications.