NU 105 Basic Nursing Concepts and Skills (9)
This course focuses both on identifying the basic needs of the person who is experiencing illness, and on assisting clients who require minimal adaptation to meet those needs. It introduces students to nursing history and nursing roles, utilizing the nursing process and basic nursing skills with an assessment of cultural and bio-psychosocial needs and therapeutic communication techniques. Once these skills are demonstrated satisfactorily in the lab, the student is able to apply these skills in a clinical setting. Prerequisites: EN 101, MA 132, PY 101, PY 201, BI 101, CH 124 or approval of the Nursing Department.. Concurrent enrollment: BI 251 or BI 252. English Placement Level: EN 202, Math Placement Level: MA 161.
NU 107 Medical-Surgical Nursing I (8)
This course provides an introduction to the theory and clinical concepts of caring for the client throughout the lifespan. The course utilizes the nursing process to assist medical-surgical clients requiring maximal adaptation to meet basic physiological and psychosocial needs. The course provides a brief review of basic client care skills and explores more complex skills. Once these skills are demonstrated satisfactorily in the lab, the student will be able to apply these skills in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: NU 105, or approval of the Nursing Department Chair. Concurrent enrollment: NU 114 English Level: EN 202. Math Level: MA 161.
NU 124 Pharmacology for Nurses and Clinical Math (4)
This course outlines the concepts used in the administration of medications. It includes the study of drug classifications, types, actions, contraindications, side effects, dosages, and nursing implications. This course also covers dosage calculations and measurement systems. Prerequisite: MA 132, EN 101, BI 101, BI 225, BI 251, BI 252, and CH 124. Concurrent enrollment: NU 105 or approval of the Nursing Department. English Level: EN 202. Math Level: MA 161.
NU 203 Maternal and Child Health Nursing (8)
This course prepares the student to provide basic nursing care to maternity and pediatric clients and their families in both hospital and clinic settings. The course covers concepts of growth and development of newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and the childbearing woman. Family development and care are included, as are health education and promotion. Upon completion of the ASN program and after passing the nursing licensure examination, nursing graduates will be prepared to occupy Registered Nurse (RN) positions in the CNMI. Prerequisites: NU5, NU 107, NU 114, EN 101, and MA 132. English Placement Level: EN 202. Math Placement Level: MA 161.
NU 207 Medical-Surgical Nursing II (8)
This course deals with the use of the nursing process to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the medical-surgical and psychiatric clients. The student obtains foundation knowledge and skills necessary to provide psychiatric nursing care to clients experiencing mental health problems. In addition, the student further develops the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to the medical-surgical client. After the student has satisfactorily demonstrated clinical skills in the laboratory, he/she will apply the knowledge in the clinical setting, both in the hospital and in the community. Prerequisites: A “C” grade or better in NU 114 and NU 203 or approval of the Nursing Department. English Placement Level: EN 202. Math Placement Level: MA 161.
NU 209 Nursing Issues and Trends (2)
This course explores legal and ethical issues, decision-making processes, trends in nursing practice, professional development, careers in nursing, and preparation for the job market. It also explores the leadership and research roles of the nurse in the health care team. Prerequisites: NU 203. Concurrent enrollment: NU 212 or by approval of the Nursing Department. English Placement Level: EN 202. Math Placement Level: MA 16
NU 212 Medical-Surgical Nursing III (8)
This course is the final nursing course for the Associate in Science degree in Nursing (ADN). While the course theory content focuses on advanced nursing skills and concepts required in caring for the medical-surgical client, the clinical component requires the demonstration of cumulative nursing skills from all the nursing courses. The course utilizes the nursing process, with emphasis on management and teaching of the complex medical-surgical client. In addition, leadership skills are developed to assist the student in transition from a student role to that of a graduate nurse. This course covers laboratory practice of advanced nursing/critical care skills. After satisfactory demonstration of those skills, the student will be able to apply them in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: A “C” grade or better in NU 207 or approval of the Nursing Department. Concurrent enrollment: NU 209 NU 212. English Placement Level: EN 202. Math Placement Level: MA 161