This course follows and satisfies
the California State Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians Pharmacology requirements and regulations as listed under Article
4 Section 2516 (b)(2) of Eligibility of Licensure.
This course is designed to
introduce students to the nurse’s role and responsibilities of medication administration and the basic principles of
pharmacology. Presents introductory core concepts of pharmacology including drug regulations, classifications, schedules,
categories, delivery systems calculations, drug administration. Presents intermediate medical / surgical core concepts of
clinical pharmacology which includes major body systems, diseases / disorders, and methods drugs are used therapeutically
to treat them.
Upon completion, student will
develop a knowledge of:
(A) Commonly used drugs and their action
(B) Computation of Dosages
(C) Preparation of Medications
(D) Principles of Administration
A final grade of >70% is required to pass the course.