In this course, students will learn basic principles of pharmacology with a strong emphasis on medication safety along with drug dosage calculations. Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of major drug classifications are discussed using a pathophysiological approach and then applied to patient situations. Drug contraindications, drug interactions, adverse effects, nursing management, and patient education are also discussed and then applied to patient situations. Anatomy and physiology is a course pre-requisite. This is a required course in the WCC Nursing Programs but may also be taken for transfer by any pre-nursing or nursing student.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; BIO 111 minimum grade "B-"; BIO 212 minimum grade "C", may enroll concurrently; BIO 147 or BIO 237, minimum grade "C", may enroll concurrently in either course; MTH 160 minimum grade "C" or MTH 176 minimum grade "C" or a math course numbered 176 or higher with a minimum grade "C"
Class offerings by semester
Day Class (before 5 p.m.) Evening Class (after 5 p.m.) Online Class
Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.
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