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NUR2000 Medications: Theory and Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Nursing and Midwifery
Version produced : 21 July 2014


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BNUR

Other requisites

The external version of this course is not available for cross institutional study from other universities.

Recommended Prior Study: MAT1008 and NUR1140

Only Students in Plan 16768 (External Education) can enrol in the External offer of this course.


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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2013 External
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba