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NAD 130 - Pharmacology for Nurses

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

This course is designed to establish a solid base of knowledge in nursing pharmacology. The nursing process will be utilized in discussing the basic pharmacological principles and drug classifications and their effects on the body. This course will explore pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, contraindications and interactions of selected drugs, emphasizing nursing implications, roles and responsibilities in patient care and safe drug administration. The focus is to examine selected prototype drugs used in the treatment of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness in diverse individuals across the lifespan with special consideration given to the physiological, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. 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: Spring
Prerequisite(s): NAD 105  or NUP 105 , NAD 106  or NAD 108 , BIO 211  or BIO 111 , or Licensed Practical Nurse with an active Illinois Nursing License. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. Take NAD 125  or NUP 125  and BIO 212  or Licensed Practical Nurse with an active Illinois Nursing License. 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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