This course will be an introduction to drug therapy with the study of specific drug classifications using the nursing process, with a focus on the general principles of pharmacology, therapeutic uses, toxicity, and mechanisms of action for each class of drugs. This course is designed to closely follow the body systems and corresponding health systems covered in N317, offered in the Fall as well as those covered in N339 in the Spring.

This course is a continuation of N344 and will continue to emphasize nursing care and application of the nursing process in the care of the adult experiencing selected pathophysiological processes affecting body regulatory systems.  Students will expand their use of critical thinking and the nursing process by providing nursing care, including nursing management skills to individuals in the hospital setting.  Clinical experiences will include acute care hospital settings.  Facilities utilized will include the Indian Health Service Hospital, Pine Ridge,  Hot Springs and Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City.  Spring Placement:  8 credits (6 theory credit hours, 2 clinical hours at a 3:1 ratio)  90 clinical hours a the first half of the semester.

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This course introduces students to essential concepts in the care of children and their families to promote, maintain, and restore health and balance to the pediatric client. Concepts influencing and impacting care are explored. These concepts are growth and development, communication, coping and adaptation, common health imbalances and the nursing process related to care of the child in both well and acute care settings. Included are subconcepts of nutrition and pharmacology. The child is viewed as a member of the family (tiwahe) as well as a member of the society/tribe (tiospaye) and is believed to be influenced by the culture and environment.