What is it about?

Nursing students find it challenging to learn the various medications taught in school. To help our students, we assigned them to community and hospital pharmacy practice sites to learn about medicines from licensed pharmacists. This teaching approach will help nursing educators and students gain a better insight into medicines and help minimize medication errors.

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Why is it important?

This study highlights the importance of experiential learning of medicine by nursing students at pharmacy practice sites. This offers the opportunity to inform and support pharmacotherapeutics educators in designing strategies for more effective teaching of medications to nursing students. It also supports the addition of pharmacy placements to the nursing curriculum’ as it shows that nursing students can learn medications, skills, and teamwork from experiential pharmacy site posting. Combining classroom instruction with pharmacy experiential service learning might be an effective complement for teaching nursing pharmacology.


We want to encourage nursing pharmacotherapeutics lecturers to combine classroom instruction with pharmacy experiential service learning as an effective complement to teaching nursing pharmacology. It will certainly reduce the stress you and your students go through in teaching the complexities of medications within a short time.

Assistant Professor Danladi Chiroma Husaini
University of Belize

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This page is a summary of: Nursing students’ experiences of service-learning at community and hospital pharmacies in Belize: Pedagogical implications for nursing pharmacology, PLoS ONE, November 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0276656.
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