Students are introduced to pharmacology and medication administration specific to Canada. Students review calculations, drug classifications, drug actions, side effects, adverse reactions and the skills necessary for the safe administration of medications in complex care settings. Students explore theory and skill practice for the administration of oral, parenteral, and topical medications. Students evaluate the legal, ethical and moral role of the nurse in medication administration.
Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.