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About the Curriculum



About our Instructors:


The California Academy of Healthcare (CAH) has been operating the Pharmacology Certificate Program since 2002 - helping hard working allied healthcare workers (medical assistants, CNA's, EMTs) complete their Pharmacology requirements and starting a new career as a Licensed Nurse!!


Our curriuculum and instructors satisfies all current requirements that are regulated by the California State Board of Vocational Nurses and Psych Techs.


Our instructors have several years of teaching college level students in the basic sciences, healthcare and medical related fields.


Our instructors must hold masters or doctorate level education in the area of instruction. They must also be a licensed Registered Nurse with graduate education or a physician.


Course Description:

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

 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.

A final grade of >70% is required to pass the course.