NUR 1100 Foundations of Medication Administration

This course covers the foundations of medication administration required for the student nurse to calculate medication dosages and administer medications in the health care setting safely and accurately. The course includes a review of basic math principles. Systems, conversions, and methods of drug calculations are learned. Dosage formulas introduced include: basic formula and dimensional analysis to allow students to implement the methodology of preference. Foundational concepts such as interpreting drug labels, drug orders, accessing medication, and documenting medication administration will be covered. Dosage formulas will be applied to calculating oral, injectable, and intravenous drugs, as well as calculations for pediatric clients.




This course is part of a Limited Admissions Program; registration in this course requires admission to the program and concurrent enrollment in NUR 1200 -Must be taken at the same time as this course.