Introduction to general principles of drug therapy, including absorption; distribution, metabolism, and excretion, in order to understand how those principles are related to the use of pharmaco-therapeutics in patient care. Physiological effects of pharmaceutical agents and the use of those agents in the treatment of illness, injury, and disease. Current practices in the use of the nursing process as it relates to drug therapy in individuals across the lifespan will be stressed. Prereq: Admission to Nursing program.