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NURS 610 Basic Medication Dosage Calculations for Nurses

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Registered Nursing

The courses NURS 211, 212, 221, 222, 225, 231, 232, 235, 241, 242, 245, 620, 815, 816, 817, 818, and 819 are open only to those students accepted in the Associate Degree Nursing Program (see Index: Nursing, A. S. Degree for admission requirements). A grade of C or higher is necessary for progression in the sequence. Upon graduation, the candidate receives an Associate in Science degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX).

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Designed to meet the needs of current and potential practitioners of nursing. The safe and accurate administration of medications to a client is an important and primary responsibility of the nurse. A step-by-step approach to medication dosage calculations by various routes of administration will be used. This course will help nurses in applying basic mathematical concepts to real world clinical situations. Dosage accuracy is emphasized in clinical scenarios that apply critical thinking skills.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 16-18
  • Homework hours/semester: 32-36
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or equivalent skill level as measured by satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU