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JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING ONLINE COURSE SYLLABUS JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE NURSING DEPARTMENT COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE NUMBER NUR 121 COURSE TITLE Pharmacology DEPARTMENT Nursing CREDITS Three credits CONTACT HOURS 16x3 = 48 Mike McGlynn, MSN, RN, FNP, MBA (517) 796-8485 Office JW 223 [email protected] Welcome to NUR 121, Pharmacology. This is a three credit course in beginning pharmacology for nursing students and other allied health students. It is also a good review for practicing nurses. Prerequisites for this course include 1) BIO 155 Anatomy and Physiology, or LPN 141 Body Structure and Function, or an equivalent Anatomy and Physiology class, and 2) MTH 110 or a basic algebra class. This course is offered entirely online, except for proctored midterm, math, and final exams (the math exam and midterm may be taken at the same time to reduce your trips). You may take these exams at Jackson Community College, or if you live outside of Jackson County you may work out a proctored location with your instructors. NUR 121 online is offered during the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. Course Description This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge needed to safely administer medications to clients with self-care needs. Content includes medicationaction, use, side effects, nursing implications, and client education for major drug groups. Performance Outcomes Provider of Care 1. Define the terms used in the study of pharmacology. 2. Identify and describe the principles of drug action including absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion; drug-receptor interactions and categories of adverse effects. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of common characteristics of drug classes: mechanisms of action, uses, side effects, examples of common drugs in each category and nursing responsibilities related to the administration of drugs in each class. 4. Demonstrate the use of the nursing process in drug therapy. 5. Demonstrate accuracy in calculating dosages of drugs and intravenous drip rates. 6. Describe a teaching plan for a patient learning to use a new medication. 7. Discuss the implications of self-care theory when working with patients on drug therapy. 8. Describe the alterations in drug effect on the elderly patient. Demonstrate ability to think critically during class and small group discussions. 9. Identify appropriate patient care resources on the world wide web. Manager of Care: Identify members of the health team who may collaborate with the nurse in providing self care for patients receiving medications. Member of Profession: Describe the legal and ethical responsibilities of the professional nurse when administering medications. Evaluate legitimate medication information on the World Wide Web. ASSOCIATE DEGREE OUTCOMES (ADOs): The course goals and objectives incorporate specific Associate Degree Outcomes (ADOs) established by the JCC Board of Trustees, administration, and faculty. These goals are in concert with four-year colleges, universities, and reflect input from the professional communities we serve. ADOs guarantee students achieve goals necessary for graduation credit, transferability, and professional skills needed in many certification programs. The ADOs and course objectives addressed in this class aid in developing the following skills/abilities: ADO 3 Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning. Basic Competencies Requirements - Ability to read an above average amount of technical material - Ability to compute simple algebraic problems - Ability to use metric system of measurement - Ability to use a computer and navigate the World Wide Web Course Requirements In order to successfully complete this course, you must complete the following requirements.1. Unit Content/Assignments These may include a: - Pre-Quiz that allows you to check your prior knowledge related to the unit topics. This is for your own review and has no due date or points assigned. It will show a zero in the course gradebook but the zero does not count in the point total. - Tutorial that will direct your reading and learning. Plan to use it to help you be successful! - Discussion group questions must be completed by the due date to receive credit according to the posted guidelines. No credit will be given after 11:55 PM EST of the due date. - Quiz over the unit. You must complete each quiz by its due date to receive credit. No credit will be given after 11:55 PM EST of the due date. 2. The mail in math quiz in Unit 3 Drug Measurement (Calculations) will be done with paper and pencil and sent by U.S. mail to your instructor (Mike McGlynn) at Jackson Community College, 2111 Emmons Road, Jackson, MI 49201. You will need to show all your work. Note: The postmark is used for the due date. You will receive half credit if it is received late or there is no name on it. This is because keeping up in this course is very important! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU MUST ALSO TAKE A PROCTORED MATH EXAM THAT MUST BE PASSED WITH A 90% GRADE. Therefore it is in your best interest to be sure you understand how to perform math calculations. You will take the proctored math exam at the same time as your midterm exam (see #4 below). Because it is so important to be able to calculate correctly, you must obtain at least a 90% on this exam – but don’t panic; you can try as many times as you like within three week intervals from the first attempt, before the end of the course to pass it. However, if you are well prepared and pass it on your first attempt, you will avoid repeat trips to your proctored site. Once you achieve your 90%, all your attempts will be averaged for your final math exam grade. If additional math retakes are necessary you must do the course math tutorial prior to taking the first retake or 10% will be deducted from the exam score. Retakes must be taken at 2-3 week intervals from prior attempts per instructor confirmation or 10% will be deducted from the exam score. Unit 3 has a math tutorial using Unit Analysis. We recommend that you use this method, although you may use any mathematically sound method for your math calculations. 3. Discussions. You will be assigned a small group during the first week of the course. After unit one, each unit will have a Discussion


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