NAPNES Nursing Certifications

NAPNES LPN/LVN Pharmacology Certification


The NAPNES Certification in Pharmacology (NCP) has been successful for more than 30 years. The NCP has allowed LPNs/LVNs to measure their knowledge through successful exam completion and NAPNES offers a national, post-licensure credential that many employers require. Since the mid sixties, the NAPNES Certification in Pharmacology has been a mark of excellence and a certification above the minimum standards for licensure of LPNs/LVNs. Add the NCP designation to your portfolio!  Build and expand your employability.


This certification program introduces LPNs/LVNs to the principles of pharmacology and medication administration. Drug classifications, medication assessment, procedures for administration, and dosage calculations of medications and intravenous fluid rates are covered. Safety precautions, guidelines, and documentation are discussed. Drug classifications and their effect on the various body systems are presented in this certification program. Specific drugs in each classification are emphasized according to expected effects, side effects, allergic and adverse effects. Routes of drug administration and variables that influence drug action are covered throughout the certificationprogram. Medication calculations will be required to demonstrate knowledge of safe dosing parameters. Safety precautions which will assist with decreasing the incidence of errors in medication administration are stressed.


Medical math is an integral component of this certification program. 


NAPNES Approved for 45 CE Hours.

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