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:
Commonly used drugs and their action
Computation of Dosages
Preparation of Medications
Principles of Administration
course follows and satisfies the California State Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians Pharmacology requirements
as listed under Article 4 Section 2516 (b)(2) of Eligibility of Licensure.
A final grade of >70% is required to pass the course.