NUR2000 Medications: Theory and Practice
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BNUR
Recommended Prior Study: MAT1008 and NUR1140
This course is designed to ensure that nursing students understand the basis of how medications are prescribed, administered, absorbed, metabolized and excreted. The nurse's role in the implementation, administration and management of medications will be discussed from an evidence based perspective. The information is applied to nurses' practice in the therapeutic administration of drugs so that the student becomes proficient in medication administration in the simulated clinical environment within the context of a first year nursing student. The mathematical processes involved in medication calculations will be revised and assessed so that students will be able to calculate with a high level of accuracy. The importance of the nurse's role in the safe and proficient administration of medications will form the basis of this course.