This course examines the principles of pharmacology required to administer medications in a safe and professional manner. Medication administration requires the application of the nursing process for clinical decision-making. The various routes of medication administration are introduced. Complementary, Indigenous, alternative remedies, and polypharmacy across the lifespan are explored. The learners will gain an understanding of pharmacology and medication administration across the lifespan. Also included are the topics of substance abuse and addiction.
Course code: NURS 2105
Length: 60 hours
Course outline: viewhttps://www.vcc.ca/deptUploads/course-outlines/NURS-2105.pdf
PrerequisitesAdmission to the Access to Practical Nursing Program
CorequisitesNURS 2101 - Professional Communication A; NURS 2102 - Professional Practice A; NURS 2103 - Health Promotion A; NURS 2104 - Variations in Health A; NURS 2106 - Integrated Nursing Practice A
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.