Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 442

1105 Pharmacology for Nurses
(begins Fall, 2009)
Pharmacology for Nurses provides a basic foundation of knowledge necessary
for the safe administration of medications in nursing practice. The course
encompasses drug classifications, actions, therapeutic dosages, side effects and
patient education of selected medications. The importance of safety,
interdisciplinary collaboration, informatics, evidence-based practice and accurate
calculation of appropriate dosages in various measurement systems are
stressed. The course focuses on patient centered nursing care and quality
improvement for pharmacology.
Prerequisites: Admission to Nursing Program.
Pre-Corequisite: BIOL 2111K with a grade of C or better.
Offered: Every semester.
1111 Adult Health I
The course emphasizes quality and safety in nursing education core
competencies, as it relates to the provision of patient centered care to people
experiencing respiratory, circulatory, renal, digestive, endocrine, musculoskeletal,
and neurological alterations. Teamwork, informatics, quality improvement, and
evidenced based practice are essential components in the course. Development
of personal responsibility and ethical behavior is acquired through supervised lab
performance and clinical experiences with selected patients.
Prerequisites: BIOL 2111K and NURS 1101 with grades of “C” or better.
Corequisite: BIOL 2112K.
Offered: Every semester.
1112 Adult Health II
Adult nursing II places emphasis on the adult learner’s development of increasing
knowledge and personal responsibility and ethical behavior in the care of adult
patients. Common health care alterations which are chronic in nature and that
may require surgical intervention are emphasized. Course content focuses on
evidence based practice, patient centered care, informatics, teamwork, and
quality improvement. Supervised clinical experiences provide adult learners with
opportunities to refine safe, ethical nursing practice.
Prerequisite: NURS 1111, NURS 1105, and BIOL 2112K with a grade of “C” or
Corequisite: NURS 2113.
Offered: Every semester.
1301 Fundamentals of Nursing (Health Care Professional Bridge)
This course provides a fundamental foundation for the profession of nursing.
The adult learner will be exposed to patient centered care model, teamwork,
evidence-based practice and informatics with an emphasis on quality
improvement. Principles of medication calculation and safe administration are
emphasized. Development of personal responsibility and ethical behavior related
to the profession of basic nursing skills will be acquired through supervised lab
performance and selected clinical rotations.
Prerequisites: Admission to Health Care Professional Bridge and BIOL 2111K.
Corequisite: NURS 2313.
Offered: Fall B Term annually.
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