Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

NURS 346 - Patho-pharmacology I

3 Credits

(Fall, Spring)
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102, BIOL 311, BIOL 312, CHEM 107/110, NURS 202, NURS 206/207 with a grade of C or better.  Corequisite(s): NURS 320, 348/249 and SOWK 300 The integrated course builds on the concepts and principles presented in the general education Anatomy and Physiology as well as Microbiology courses. Students are introduced to the general and foundational concepts central to pathophysiology and pharmacology in nursing practice. Objective and subjective manifestations of common health problems resulting from the environmental, genetic, and stress related mal-adaptations are assessed and analyzed. Assessment findings, diagnostic testing, and interventions for specific health problems are discussed. Pharmacologic treatment for specific health problems are explored. Comprehension and application of basic relevant clinical assessments, clinical manifestations, and disease trajectories will provide a foundation for establishing physiological priorities for nursing care.