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 1280 C/L, NUR 1141, BSC 2086C/L, PSY 2012, DEP 2004

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

All courses without the NUR prefix may be taken prior to entering the program. NUR courses must be taken in the semester that they are scheduled per the academic advising guide and admission schedule. Microbiology with Lab must be completed by the end of the semester listed on the academic advising guide. Humanities must be completed by the end of the semester listed on the academic advising guide. Students may not progress to the following semester unless all courses in the present semester have been completed with a “C” or higher.


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



Required textbooks/ course materials:

ATI Resources

Skidmore-Roth - Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, latest edition (print) ISBN: 9780323532839

(All previous course related textbooks)


Assignment/course outline:

The Nursing Process

  • Assessing the Medication History
  • Diagnosing
  • Planning: Expected Outcomes
  • Implementing: Administering a Medication
  • Evaluation

Area of Medication Discussion

  • Dermatologic
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Anti-infective/anti-inflammatory
  • Gastrointestinal/nutritional
  • Optic & ophthalmic
  • Neurological
  • Genitourinary
  • Reproductive
  • Cancer & Immune
  • Other areas as deemed necessary per instructor



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, N5

N2, N3, N5

N1, N3, N5


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



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Case studies, teaching project, selected reading, handouts, audio-visuals, homework, unit exams, comprehensive final exam.

Evaluation Methods: See First Day Handout


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