Pharmacology

Purpose of Assignment
This is an important exercise that gives you the valuable opportunity to look back and reflect on what you have learned in this course. Following this general review, you may then appreciate the impact of your new-found knowledge on your professionalism and your future as a practical nurse.
Course Competencies

Employ safe practices when preparing and administering medications.
Identify professional, legal, and ethical considerations that must be considered as they relate to pharmacology.
Identify principles involved in pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics and how they affect client response.
Compare the major classifications of drugs, including mechanism of action, recommended doses, and routes of administration, possible side effects, and nursing considerations.
Utilize available resources to reinforce client teaching related to medications.
Employ the use of effective professional communication to promote client safety.

Instructions for Completing the Reflection
In your reflection focus on at least 2 of the course competencies above and share how the competency affected you and how you can specifically apply the competency in your practical nursing vocation. Your paper should be about 2 pages.
Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.