Metropolitan State University

NURS 306 : Essential Concepts of Pharmacology I

A. Course Description
Credits: 1
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course introduces the student to essential concepts of nursing management of drug therapy across the lifespan. Students will apply core drug knowledge, safety principles, and understanding of core patient variables within simulated and actual cases Competence Statement: Knows the introductory core drug knowledge well enough to safely apply the nursing process to simulated and actual scenarios.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2013 - 05/06/2014 05/07/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Describe the role of the nurse in safe medication management.
  2. Apply core drug knowledge to a medication regimen
  3. Analyze individual variables across the lifespan which influence patient outcomes related to drug therapy
  4. Describe the introductory principles of antimicrobial therapy
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisite: Admitted to EL-MSN program.