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NUR 126 Principles and Application of Drug Dosage Calculations
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Introduction to medication administration concepts and intensive study and practice in calculating dosages and concentrations of solutions used in nursing.
Prerequisites: Nursing cohort student; BIO201; BIO202; eligible for ENG101 and MAT141; C.N.A. or L.P.N. licensure from the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
Corequisite: NUR121.


Prerequisites: Nursing cohort student; BIO201; BIO202; eligible for ENG101 and MAT141; C.N.A. or L.P.N. licensure from the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Corequisites: NUR121

Recommendations: Utilize the learning resource center to assist with needed math skills. Meet with your nursing faculty advisor during the course if you at least twice during the semester. Participate in a study group.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Apply the components of critical thinking to clinical decision making related to medication administration and correct dosage calculations.
2. (Application Level) Apply focused mathematical conversion processes in dosage administration and calculations including but not limited to ratio, proportions, calculation of pediatric and adult medication dosages, volume of medications, reconstitution of medications, IVPB calculations, rates of infusion, and focused mathematical conversion processes.
3. (Comprehension Level) List complications of medical errors from drug miscalculations and discuss medical error statistics.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Students will demonstrate competency in dosage conversion/calculation by accurately solving problems.
2. Students will demonstrate competency in dosage preparation.

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