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NUR 106 - Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice

Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 2

Description: This introductory course outlines the basic concepts of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics. The process of clinical calculations is introduced, as well as the major drug classifications.

Corequisite(s): Take NUR 120  and NUR 138 .
Course Topics:
  • Dimensional analysis approach to solving dosage calculations
  • Legal aspects affecting drug administration and principles of pharmacology
  • Prototype drugs within specific classifications:
    • Chemotherapeutic Agents
    • Drugs acting on the Immune System
    • Drugs Acting on the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
    • Drugs Acting on the Autonomic Nervous System
    • Drugs Acting on the Endocrine system
    • Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System
    • Drugs Acting on the Renal System
    • Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
    • Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal System

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Calculator (No graphing calculators)
  • ATI materials for first semester students
  • Spartanburg Community College Associate Degree Nursing Student Handbook

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Recall principles of dimensional analysis to correctly calculate drug dosages.
  2. Identify classifications and indications of drugs used in treating specific medical/surgical conditions.
  3. Identify key compenents of pharmacodynamics (what a drug does to the body) and pharmacokinetics (what the body does to a drug) as they pertain to basic drug administration used in the medical/surgical setting.

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