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ADNG 1100


Credits: 2

Description: This course provides the foundational pharmacological concepts and skill demonstration of medication administration. Medications that are involved in the modification or therapeutics of body systems are emphasized. Pharmacology principles include: major pharmacologic classifications; mediation effects, side effects, adverse reactions, and age-specific modifications; essential components of physician orders; nursing role related to safe medication administration. Prerequisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): BIOL2254, CHEM1100, ENGL1111

Credit Breakdown: 2/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.



  1. Provide effective communication to patient and healthcare team members throughout medication administration procedure(s).
  2. Discuss the expected effects and potential adverse effects of medication within pharmacologic categories.
  3. State the principles of safe medication administration from healthcare provider order to administration.
  4. Demonstrate safe administration of oral and parenteral medication.
  5. Utilize available resources, written and electronic, to administer medications safely.
  6. Demonstrate successful completion of a dosage calculation skill.
  7. Analyze factors (i.e. age, diagnosis, medical pharmacokinetics) affecting patient response to medication.

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with the Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2013-07-10
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