Nursing Dosage Calculations

NUR 153


Credits: 1

This student learns to prepare for dosage calculations used in the administration of medications. Beginning-level students acquire knowledge and develop proficiency in computing medication dosages. An emphasis is placed on mastering math skills necessary for administration systems and conversions between systems, solving ratio and proportion problems, and working with percentages. The student is introduced to reading oral and parenteral dosages. The basic principles of intravenous therapy are also discussed. It introduces students to techniques for accurately computing medication dosages which will be reinforced and tested in subsequent nursing courses. Online x 14 weeks; face-to-face orientation to the course web space. Corequisite: NUR 152.

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