This course examines nursing medication management of complex patients across the life span. Emphasis is placed on understanding the route, dosage, purpose, and mechanism of action for medications used to treat inflammation, infectious diseases, pain, pulmonary, and cardiovascular disorders. The professional nursing roles involving patient safety, patient monitoring, patient teaching, and legal and ethical considerations are further explored. Nurse medication management in the roles of Manager of Care, Coordinator of Care, and provider of care are further developed. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN degree program.
Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2016