[Nursing pharmacology education and active-learning]

Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. 2022;157(2):104-109. doi: 10.1254/fpj.21100.
[Article in Japanese]


Comprehensive pharmacology education in nursing based on the "Patient-oriented Pharmacology" is effective against the improvement of quality of pharmacotherapy and patient satisfaction. Two active learning programs of practical pharmacotherapy for nursing students have been performed in School of Nursing, University of Miyazaki; (1) pharmacotherapy role-play for interprofessional education (IPE) and (2) practical excise for Kampo medicine. Pharmacotherapy role-play for IPE was performed as joint lecture both medical students and nursing students. This pharmacotherapy role-play is named Case & Communication based approach (C&C approach), since it is studied through communication between physicians, nurses and patients based on cases presented beforehand. In the practical excise for Kampo medicine, nursing students studied Kampo medicines and tried to taste 9 frequently used Kampo medicines. These active-learning programs in nursing pharmacology education may be effective for better understanding of pharmacotherapy and patient's feeling, and improvement of students' motivation as a nurse.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Students, Medical*