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NAD 106 - Medication Principles for Nurses

Credit(s): 2
Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 2, 0

This course introduces general principles of medication administration including determination of dosage, preparation, safe administration, and documentation of multiple forms of drugs for patients across the lifespan. This course also focuses on the knowledge needed for the development of basic dosage and calculation skills necessary for safe administration of medications. This course also includes terminology and abbreviations required to interpret physician’s orders and to read medication labels. Instruction includes various systems of measurement. The student will demonstrate accurate dosage calculation; discuss the principles of safe medication administration; and identify the elements of accurate documentation of medication administration. Math proficiency is determined by examination. Laboratory experiences include the application of medication administration skills. Minimum grade of “C” is required in order to pass the course.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable. (1.2)

Offered: Fall
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program or Practical Nursing Program, ENG 101  & PSY 101 . Corequisites: NAD 105  or NUP 105 , NAD 108 , BIO 211  or BIO 111 ; Minimum grade C or better. All corequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better to progress in the program.
General Education: Not Applicable

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