Prerequisites: 69:153 and 69:161 or permission of Instructor.

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. A practicum experience is part of the course that provides an opportunity to develop new skills in a clinical setting.

3 lecture hours per term,  one term

Successors: 69:252, 69:262.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 69:253 in the BU Course Transfer Database.