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Active as of Fall Semester 2013

I. General Information

1. Course Title:

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PNUR 1134

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 2

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course develops the student’s awareness of basic pharmacological concepts.  It teaches the Practical Nursing students how to calculate medication dosages and perform conversions between measurement systems.  It covers drug laws and standards and safe medication administration.  Students learn about the actions of medications in the body, i.e. absorption, biotransformation, metabolism, and excretion.  The various classifications of medications are discussed along with how to use medication references.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PNUR 1134 - Pharmacology

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites
Admission to the Practical Nursing Program or Medical Assistant Program is required to register for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PNUR 1134 - Pharmacology

There are no corequisites for this course.