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Pharmacology Resources for Nursing Students at all levels of practice


Pharmacology is an important part of nursing practice as it deals with the safe administration of medications. This guide offers resources that will help further your understanding of pharmacology from a basic level to advanced practice.  

Pharmacology Resources in the Library

Drug Handbooks

The following drug handbooks provide information on specific drugs, including dosing and safety considerations. 

Library Medication Databases

The following library databases allow you to look up information about medications used in practice, including dosage and safety information.  

Find general information on pharmacology topics in these eBooks from the library.

Other Pharmacology Resources


FDA: Food & Drug Administration

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture

NLM: National Library of Medicine

Nursing Education Videos on Drug Administration

There are videos available from the library on medication administration and drug safety. Follow the instructions below to find the videos.

Nursing Reference Center Skills Videos

​1. Enter the database through the link above.

2. Type this phrase into the search field: medication administration.

Search for medication administration videos in Nursing Reference Center Plus

3. Under Publication Type, select Show More.

4. In the Publication Type box, select Video.

Select video as publication type in Nursing Reference Center Plus

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