Medication Administration for Nurses
1 Credit Hours

This course provides a basic foundation of pharmacology concepts and math calculations for the adult and pediatric patient in the clinical setting. Syringe usage, injections and nonparenteral routes, reconstitution, and safe medication administration are emphasized. Drug classifications, nursing implications, and side effects of medications are introduced. Prerequisites: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR), Mandatory Reporter for child and adult abuse, completion of a 75-hour Nurse Aide class, on state of Iowa Nurse Aide Registry and BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab. Co-requisites: HSC-112 or HSC-113 Medical Terminology; PSY-121 Developmental Psychology; BIO-151 Nutrition; BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab; PNN-121 Clinical Practicum I, PNN-127 Fundamentals of Nursing in Health Care. NOTE: This course does not meet the requirements for certified nurse aides (CNA) to administer medications. A CNA may only administer medications under their scope of practice, after completing a medication course designed for CNAs and under the delegated authority of a nurse.