N315 Syllabus Spring 2009 Canada4

N315 Syllabus Spring 2009 Canada4 - SAN FRANCISCO STATE...

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SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING Fall 2009 COURSE Nursing 315, Pharmacology CREDIT 3 units DAY/TIME/PLACE Tuesdays 8:10am -11am Canada Campus 21-100 FACULTY Allen J. Orsi, PhD, RN, CNS Office: Room 377, Burk Hall Voice: (415) 338-7658 Email: aorsi@sfsu.edu COURSE DESCRIPTION Principles of drug therapy across the lifespan with a focus on professional nursing responsibilities including patient/family teaching. Drugs used in major disease classifications; common drug interactions. PREREQUISITES Admission to nursing major and upper division standing. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester One Nursing courses. COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. Describe major drug classifications and their uses across the lifespan. 2. Identify major indications and contraindications to commonly prescribed medications 3. Demonstrate the ability to anticipate, plan for, and manage significant drug interactions 4. Identify areas for patients and family teaching associated with specific, commonly prescribed medications. 5. Identify economic, sociopolitical, legal, ethical, and regulatory guidelines that influence the healthcare system and nursing practice. 6. Recognize the role of the nurse in coordinating, managing, and evaluating care utilizing critical thinking, communication, negotiation, and delegation skills. 1
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Required Text : Lehne, R. A. (2010). Pharmacology for Nursing Care (7 th ed.). St. Louis: W. B. Saunders. Assessment Technologies Institute (2007). Pharmacology for Nursing Practice (4.1). Kansas City, MO: Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC. Recommended : Lehne, R. A. (2007). Study Guide for Pharmacology for Nursing Care (6 th ed). St. Louis: W. B Saunders. Final grades in N315 will be based on the following criteria: 1. Examinations There will be three examinations during the semester. Examinations will contribute to the final course grade as follows: Quizzes 10% Exam 1: 20% Exam 2: 25% Final Exam 30% ATI i. Practice exam 5% ii. Proctored exam 10% The Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) is part of a comprehensive nationally normed series of tests to prepare students to pass the NCLEX. 2. Attendance, Punctuality, Absence Class attendance is an expected part of this course. Students are expected to attend the entire class each week. Classroom work is one of the necessary and important means of learning and attaining the educational objectives of this course. 3. Weekly Class Preparation Students are expected to download/print course documents as listed below (documents are located on ilearn). Bring all topic-related materials to class each week. a. N315 Course Syllabus Weekly reading assignments and related class activities are clearly designated on the Class Schedule and are to be completed PRIOR to attending class each week. Completion of assigned readings will facilitate student participation in class discussions, activities, 2
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achievement on case studies and exams. Weekly lectures will not consistently integrate a total review of all assigned readings. Prior to attending class each week, students are to complete all assigned readings.
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