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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NURSING COURSE SYLLABUS FALL 2009 COURSE NUMBER NUR 3145 - Section #7739 COURSE TITLE Pharmacology for Nursing CREDITS 3 PLACEMENT BSN Program – All tracks PREREQUISITE Admission to College of Nursing COREQUISITE NUR 3129: Comprehensive Pathophysiology for Nursing FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE OFFICE HOURS Stefanie Coffey, DNP, MBA, FNP-BC [email protected] Sarah Espin, MSNEd, RN, CCRN [email protected] HPNP 3224 VA office: E441-1 HPNP 3224 VA office: E443-1 Coffey- 376-1611 x-7577 (VA) 352-409-5105 (cell) Espin- 376-1611 ext.6295 (VA) VA Office E441-1: Friday 1100-1300 UF Office HPNP 3224 Email for appt. VA Office E443-1 Thursday 0900-1100 UF Office HPNP 3224 Email for appt. DEPARTMENT CHAIR Maxine Hinze, PhD, RN, CNL [email protected] HPNP 3230 273-6394 Tuesday 1000-1200 COURSE SCHEDULE Day Time Room Friday 1300-1605 HPNP G-101 COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces the student to the role of pharmacotherapeutic agents in the treatment of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness in clients from diverse cultures and environments. Emphasis is placed on theories and principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics which provide a foundation for critical thinking, the application of research findings, and the utilization of the nursing process in the use of pharmacotherapeutic agents. The focus is on assessment, client education, and evaluation of client outcomes. NUR 3145-Fall 2009-Coffey/Espin-Final Copy
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COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Describe the general principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics. 2. Describe nursing care implications, including client assessment, education, and evaluation of desired client outcomes for selected pharmacotherapeutic agents. 3. Describe the research-based principles of medication administration. 4. Perform all calculations necessary for safe and effective medication administration. 5. Describe the actual and potential effects of selected pharmacotherapeutic agents on the affective, biological, and cognitive subsystems of individuals from diverse cultures and environments. 6. State the legal parameters and ethical nursing implications of therapy with selected pharmacotherapeutic agents. 7. COURSE SCHEDULE ATTENDANCE Students are expected to be present for all classes, other learning experiences and examinations. Students who have extraordinary circumstances preventing attendance should explain these circumstances to the course instructor prior to the scheduled class as soon as possible. Instructors will make an effort to accommodate reasonable requests. There will be NO make-up exams. Missed exam or quiz percentage will be added to the final exam percentage. E-LEARNING
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