Pharmacology II

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Course Description:
This course builds on the acquired knowledge of basic pharmacology and is designed to enhance comprehension and integrate application of knowledge into safe and effective medication administration. Emphasis is provided in areas such as: specific pharmacologic effects and category, cellular or mechanism of action, therapeutic response, major side effects and adverse effects, patient assessment needed prior to medication administration, patient education, and other special nursing implications. The course content is developed to increase the learners’ degree of understanding related to medications and to decrease the errors associated with the administration of medications. The learners have previously demonstrated competency in preparing and administering medications via all routes. The administration of medication is integrated throughout the curriculum with the study of disorders of specific body systems.


Course Details


NUR 1020C/L, NUR 1280C/L, NUR 1141, BSC 2086C/L

Co-requisites: NUR 1211C/L, MCB 2010C/L



Dr. Chastity R. Duke Ed.D, MSN, RN
850-718-2334, Office Q220


Required textbooks/ course materials:

  • ATI optimal package-contact Chipola Bookstore
  • Also required: Previously purchased Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 15th



Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Professional standards that guide the student learning outcomes include the following sources: Healthy People 2030, National Patient Safety Goals, and ACEN standards.

N1. Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication within a variety of health care contexts.

N2. Provide patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to a diverse patient population.

N3. Demonstrate clinical judgement in the delivery of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.

N4. Demonstrate use of information and technology for nursing care.

N5. Will demonstrate professional practice as defined by the State Board of Nursing Scope for Practice for the registered nurse.

Professional Standards:

Healthy People 2030

National Patient Safety Goals

ACEN Standards


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Relate knowledge of pharmacology; drug name, classifications, and action; adverse effects; drug dose calculations for infusion rates, titration, and compatibilities.

Create a plan to support safe delivery of various medications/products.

Integrate knowledge of pharmacology while participating in the care of patients with various disease processes.

Integrate the use of appropriate technology while planning, delivering, and evaluating pharmacologic care.

N2, N3, N5

N2, N3, N4

N2, N3, N5


Unit Tests, Quizzes, Cumulative Final , Portfolio, Homework, Case Study, Projects


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will:

  • Require homework and quizzing to help students engage with the course material.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Facilitate student in the navigation of online ATI Pharmacology Made Easy modules.
  • Evaluate the student using unit exams and a final exam.
  • Assign a teaching project (requiring a video presentation upload) focusing pharmacological treatment of specific disease processes.
  • Hold weekly opportunities for face-to-face/virtual office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time.
  • Be available to students via office telephone, Canvas email, and appointments as necessary and according duty schedule.

 The students will:

  • Engage in assigned readings and review of online content modules.
  • Complete all quizzes and assignments according to the posted course schedule.
  • Review and read all feedback provided by instructor for improvement purposes.
  • Compose and present (via video) the teaching project following the provided rubric.
  • Complete and submit all online unit exams and the final exam according to the course schedule.
  • Review and read all feedback provided by instructor for improvement purposes.
  • Communicate with instructor regarding needed clarification and questions.


Alternate Grading Scale

This course uses an alternate grading system that differs from the college-wide grading scale. The following scale indicates a student's standing in the course:
A – 90 – 100
B – 80 – 89
C – 75 – 79
D – 60 – 74
F – 59 or less

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