NURS 215 Introduction to Pharmacology

NURS 215 introduces the student to concepts and principles related to basic pharmacology relevant to nursing care and focuses on safe, effective drug therapy for stable, well-defined patient populations across the lifespan. The End of Program Student Learning Outcome (EPSLO) of planning as defined by the Department of Nursing will be emphasized in this course. Comprehensive application of the nursing process to pharmacologic intervention is integrated. Content emphasizes drug therapy as a means to protect, promote, optimize health, prevent illness and alleviate suffering. The importance of utilizing current, credible sources for drug information is stressed. The following aspects of drug therapy will be incorporated: physiological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, developmental and spiritual. Fall.