69:253 Fundamentals of Psychiatric Nursing III [Kopitz]

Prerequisite: Admission to B.Sc.P.N. program.
Corequisite: 69:153.

This course is designed to prepare the psychiatric nursing student to safely and correctly administer therapeutic drugs by a variety of routes. This course examines the sources and types of medications, the forms in which they are available, the action and movement of drugs in the body, the legal responsibilities in administration, the techniques of administration, and the psychiatric nurses' role in safe and effective pharmacotherapy.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.