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NURS 610 –  Basic Med Dosage Calculations (CRN: 52575) at  College of San Mateo for Summer 2023

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NURS 610 Basic Medication Dosage Calculations for Nurses

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

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Department: Nursing

Number of Units: 1


Registered Nursing

The courses described are open only to those students who have been accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing Program. 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). Successful completion of this exam entitles the candidate to receive a registered nursing license.

The following courses are open to all students, (acceptance into the Nursing Program is not required). The courses below are supplemental or exploratory courses and are not required for the Nursing Associate in Science degree. Nursing 610 Basic Medication Dosage Calculations for Nurses, Nursing 615 Pharmacology for Nurses: Practical Applications, Nursing 630 Medical Terminology, Nursing 666 Career Exploration in Nursing.

NOTE: Nursing Program course lectures and skills labs are held on campus; clinicals are held off-campus at health care facilities.

A2 - Lecture and/or Discussion
Meeting Date: 07/18-07/19
Meeting Time: 8:10am-4:00pm
Days: T, W
Building: 05 Room: 0354
Instructor: Tanya Martha
Critical Dates for this Course Date
Last day to add class July 18, 2023
Last day to drop with a section refund July 18, 2023
Last day to drop without appearing on transcript July 18, 2023
Last day to withdraw with a W July 19, 2023
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass Grading Option
(If applicable to the course)
July 19, 2023
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