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Teaching Students to Administer Medications Safely

Koharchik, Linda, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE; Flavin, Phyllis Maria, DNP, MSN, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: January 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 1 - p 62–66
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000511573.73435.72
Teaching for Practice
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This article is one in a series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students and new graduates to apply knowledge in clinical settings. In this article, the authors discuss important methods in teaching nursing students to administer medications, and include best practices and strategies for student success, with a focus on safety.

Linda Koharchik is a clinical assistant professor and director of adjunct faculty and clinical affairs at Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA. Phyllis Maria Flavin is assistant professor of nursing at Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA. Contact author: Linda Koharchik, koharchikl@duq.edu. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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