Pharmacology for Nursing

This course introduces pharmacology for nursing students. Topics include the profession’s legal & ethical framework as it relates to drug legislation and ethical use of drug therapy; how drug therapy impacts health; pertinent information relating to drug therapy; assessment needs of the patient; adverse effects of medications; gender, ethnic, and cultural influences impacting drug therapy; the importance of patient education; roles of the healthcare team; the importance of medication administration in the treatment plan; and the potential impact of medication costs on patient health.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Other Material Types:
Assessment Tool, Assignment, Drill and Practice, Online Course Module, Presentation, Quiz/Test, Syllabus
Roane State Community College
Funding Source:
pharmacology, drug therapy, medications, medication administration, nursing, healthcare, nurses, patient care, dosage calculation, pharmalogic, patient education

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
TN Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Assurance Organization:
Healthcare Editorial Board
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Other Rubric

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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