Nursing Program | University of Guam (2024)

Course

Course Title

Credits

Term Offered

EN110 FRESHMAN COMPOSITION +

This is a basic college composition course. Emphasis is on constructing grammatical sentences in standard written English, on developing unified paragraphs employing appropriate principles of organization, on developing papers employing appropriate principles of organization, and upon improving skills in critical reading of non-fiction prose. EN110 must be completed with a grade of "C" or better before taking EN111. Grades are A, B, C, D, F, I or NC. Prerequisites: Completion of EN109 or test out.

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
EN111 WRITING FOR RESEARCH +

In this course, students are introduced to the conversation model of scholarship and to the work of composing academic research from topic development to final edit. This course emphasizes the development and advancement of information literacy skills for the purpose of acquiring knowledge of and cultivating a practice for conducting academic research and composing research-related documents such as annotated bibliographies and research manuscripts. Throughout the course, students learn to skillfully navigate information systems to access both print and electronic sources of information related to their research endeavor, with special attention on ethical and legal use of information in their academic research processes and research products. Prerequisite: EN110 with a grade ''C'' or better. REVISED AS APPROVED 042116

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
MA151 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS +

This course presents statistical method as applied to the description and display of data, and to drawing conclusions from statistical data, and introduces the basic probability theory needed to understand use the techniques of elementary statistics. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MA085b or MA089, completed within the previous 3 semesters, or placement.

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
BI124 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I +

This is the first part of a two-semester course in the study of the structure and function of the human body. This part will examine the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems from the level of cells, to tissues, to organs, to the whole organism. Homeostatic control mechanisms in the healthy human for these systems will be stressed. The course includes 3 hours of lecture each week. The lab, BI 124L should be taken concurrently. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in both EN110 and MA110 (or higher). Corequisite: BI124L.

3 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
BI124L HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY +

BI124L is the laboratory portion of BI124 and MUST be taken concurrently. The course consists of one three-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in both EN110 and MA110 (or higher). Corequisite: BI124.

1 credit hour FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
BI125 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II +

This is the second part of a two-semester course in the study of the structure and functions of the systems of the human body. In this part, aspects of the nervous, circulatory, immune, digestive, reproductive, and excretory systems are investigated. The course consists of three hours of lecture weekly. The lab, BI125L, MUST be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: BI124, BI124L and prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in both EN110 and MA110 (or higher). Corequisite: BI125L.

3 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
BI125L HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIO II LABORATORY +

BI125L is the laboratory portion of BI125 and MUST be taken concurrently. The course consists of one three-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: BI124, BI124L and Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in both EN110 and MA110 (or higher). Corequisite: BI125.

1 credit hour SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
BI225 BASIC MICROBIOLOGY +

This course is a survey of the characteristics and significance of microorganisms from environmental, industrial, and medical perspectives. It includes two 2-hour laboratories and 3 hours of lecture weekly. Prerequisites: CH100, CHl00L, CH101, CH101L (note: For Biology Majors: CH102, CH102L and CH103, CH103L) AND Grades of C or better in BI157, BI157L and BI158, BI158L or BI124, BI124L and BI125, BI125L. Corequisite: BI225L.

3 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
BI225L BASIC MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY +

BI225L is the laboratory portion of BI225 and MUST be taken concurrently. The course consists of two 2-hour laboratories and 3 hours of lecture weekly. Prerequisites: CH100, CHl00L, CH101, CH101L (note: For Biology Majors: CH102, CH102L and CH103, CH103L) AND Grades of C or better in BI157, BI157L and BI158, BI158L or BI124, BI124L and BI125, BI125L. Corequisite: BI225.

1 credit hour FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
CH100 INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY +

This is a one-semester course for students preparing for technical training in natural sciences or laboratory work. The course covers the elementary principles of inorganic chemistry emphasizing nomenclature, stoichiometry, and solution chemistry. It includes three hours of lecture weekly. The lab, CH100L, MUST be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: Completion of MA085 a-b or MA089. Corequisite: CH100L.

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
CH100L INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY +

CH100L is the laboratory portion of CH100 and MUST be taken concurrently. The course consists of one three-hour laboratory period per week. Corequisite: CH100.

1 credit hour FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
CH101 INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY +

This course covers basic concepts in organic chemistry and is tailored for students preparing for technical training in the natural sciences. The course covers the chemical and physical properties of simple carbon compounds and its applications. Corequisite: CH101l. Prerequisite: CH100 and CH100L, or consent of instructor.

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
CH101L INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY +

CH101L is the laboratory component of CH101 and must be taken concurrently. The course consists of one three-hour laboratory period per week. Corequisite: CH101 Prerequisite: CH100 and CH100L.

1 credit hour FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
AN101 INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY +

This course is an introduction to anthropology: the comparative study of human beings. The basic principles of archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and physical anthropology are explored as they relate to the study of human beings, and to each other as sub disciplines of anthropology.

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
PY101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY +

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of psychology, to methods for research in psychology, and to key finding from its subfields. Topics include the biological bases of behavior sensation and perception, consciousness and altered states, learning, human memory, problem-solving, motivation and emotion, development across the life span, personality, stress and coping, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, and social behavior.

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
CO210 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION +

This course introduces students to public speaking and person-to-person communication, as well as to group and intercultural communication. Students learn about basic speech preparation and delivery, as well as effective communication skills suited to the people with whom they interact in a variety of everyday contexts. Oral presentations may include demonstrative, informative, and/or persuasive speeches of 6-8 minutes in length. Prerequisites: EN110 placement.

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
ED201 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT +

This course covers the lifespan of human growth and development with special emphasis on the formative years of the child and the role of parents, caregivers and teachers. Through online and/or on-site observations, developmental patterns are studied in the physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains. Prerequisite: PY-101.

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS
AL185 HUMAN NUTRITION +

This course introduces the basic principles of human nutrition, including nutrients, food sources for nutrients, and the national recommendations for a healthy diet. Applied nutrition and the study of current nutrition issues in health, the environment, and the Pacific region are critically reviewed.

3 credit hours FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

EN-110,/111, MA-151, BI-124/L, BI-125/L, CH-100/L, CH-101/L, AN-101, PY-101, CO-210, AL-185 courses count for both General Education and Required Support Courses.

Course

Course Title

Credits

Term Offered

NU200B COMMUNICATION AND METAL HEALTH CONCEPTS +

This course introduces students to basic nursing concepts and the nursing process as applied to the individual client. Students learn the role necessary to attain and maintain health. Prerequisites: California Reading Test at 12th Grade Level or Greater, AN101 BI124-124L, BI125- 125L, CH100-100L, CH101-101L, CO210, EN111, PY101, MA151 acceptance to the pre-nursing level, and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU214, BI225, BI225L and ED201.

3 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU202B FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING +

This course introduces students to basic nursing concepts and the nursing process as applied to the care of individual clients. Students learn the role of the nurse as provider of care and basic skills necessary to attain and maintain health. Prerequisites: NU200B, NU214, BI225-I225L, ED201 and consent of instructor. Corequisites: NU203B, NU204B, NU205B NU207B and AL185.

4 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU203B FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICUM +

This course applies the nursing process to the care of individual clients. Students demonstrate the role of provider of care and apply basic skills necessary to attain and maintain health in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: NU200B, NU214, BI225-225L, ED201 and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU202B, NU204B, NU205B and NU207B and consent of instructor.

4 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU204B HEALTH ASSESSMENT +

This course focuses on assessment, which is the first step of the nursing process. Students learn and practice skills and techniques to assess physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and developmental variables in well clients across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NU200B, NU214 ED201, BI225-225L or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU202B, NU203B, NU205B and NU207B.

2 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU205B HEALTH ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM +

This course focuses on the laboratory and practicum component of NU204B. Students apply assessment techniques within the laboratory or clinical settings. This course is taken concurrently with NU204B or with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: NU200B, NU214 ED201, BI225-225L or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU202B, NU203B, NU204B and NU207B.

1 credit hour SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU207B PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING +

This course presents the basic concepts of medication usage, dosage computations, and medication administration skills. The use of the nursing process when administering medications is presented. Prerequisites: BI225-225L, ED201, NU200B, NU214 and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU202B, NU203B, NU204B and NU205B.

2 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU214 DOSAGE CALCULATION +

This course focuses on methods of calculating dosages for various drug forms and routes of administration, verifying accuracy of calculations and determining applicability of calculated dosages to route of administration and modes of delivering medications. Prerequisites: EN111, MA151 and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU200B, BI225-225L, and ED201.

1 credit hour FALL/SPRING/AS REQUIRED
NU302B ADULT HEALTH NURSING +

This course focuses on interventions that restore and maintain health in the adult client system. The physiologic alterations discussed include physiological, sociocultural, spiritual, and developmental functions. This course will focus on medical-surgical nursing, specifically the care of the client with diseases of the respiratory, cardiac, hematology, renal, and musculoskeletal systems, and the client experiencing chronic illness, peri-operative nursing, and cancer. Prerequisites: AL185, NU202B, NU203B, NU204B, NU205B, NU207B, and consent of instructor. Corequisites: NU303B and NU310 or consent of instructor.

6 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU303B ADULT HEALTH PRACTICUM I +

This course provides opportunities for the student to focus on the client with diseases presented in NU302B. Students provide care for the adult client system in an acute care setting. Prerequisites: AL185 NU202B, NU203B, NU204B, NU205B, NU207B, and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU302B and NU310.

4 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU304B FAMILY HEALTH NURSING +

This course focuses on contemporary concepts and theories about families. Students will apply the nursing process in the study of primary interventions and health promotion with continued consideration of secondary and tertiary interventions. Emphasis is on child bearing and child rearing families. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU310. Corequisites: NU305B or consent of instructor.

6 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU305B FAMILY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM +

This course focuses on the application of contemporary concepts and theories about families. Students apply the nursing process in provision of primary nursing interventions. Clinical experiences are in a variety of community and/or acute care settings with childrearing families. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU310. Corequisites: NU304B, or consent of instructor.

4 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU310 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY +

This course explores the basic physiologic mechanism of disease across the lifespan. Major pathophysiology concepts, with emphasis on assessment and analysis, pertinent to clients with an illness are presented. The focus of this course will be chronic illness, cancer, and diseases of the respiratory, cardiac, hematologic, renal, and musculoskeletal systems. Prerequisites: for Generic Program: NU202B, NU203B, NU204B, NU205B, NU207B. SSBSN: Completion of basic nursing program, 6-8 Chemistry credits with lab, 6-8 Anatomy and physiology credits with lab, Microbiology with lab, AN101, PY101, EN111, ED201, CO210 or permission of instructor.

3 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU403 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM +

This course focuses on application of the nursing process to address community health and psychiatric mental health. Emphasis is on primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention in institutional and community settings. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU304B, NU305B, NU310 or NU324S, and NU325S or instructor permission. Corequisites: NU308, NU309, NU412, NU416 or instructor permission.

3 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU408 PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING +

This course focuses on the use of the nursing process to foster mental health with individuals, families and groups exhibiting maladaptive behavior. Emphasis is on secondary and tertiary intervention in institutional and community settings using therapeutic communication, group therapy, and other modalities in collaboration with other care providers. Prerequisites: NU-302B, NU-303B, NU-304B, NU-305B or NU-324S, NU-325S or instructor permission. Corequisites: NU-409, NU-412, NU-403, NU-416 or instructor permission.

3 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU409 PSYCHIATRIC NURSING PRACTICUM +

This course focuses on application of the nursing process to address community health and psychiatric mental health. Emphasis is on primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention in institutional and community settings. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU304B, NU305B, or NU324S, NU325S or instructor permission. Corequisites: NU308, NU412, NU403, NU416 or instructor permission.

2 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU412 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING +

This course presents principles of community health nursing. The focus is on primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions for client systems including individuals, families, aggregates and communities. Health care policy issues and political strategies are also addressed. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU304B, NU305B, NU310, or NU324S and NU325S, or instructor permission. Corequisite: NU308, NU309, NU403, NU416, or instructor permission.

3 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU415 INDEPENDENT NURSING PRACTICUM +

This course provides practice in a specialty area of the student's choice. The student functions in the role of a beginning practitioner with supervision and guidance faculty and an expert nurse preceptor. Prerequisites: NU403, NU412, NU416. Corequisite: NU418, NU419, NU420.

3 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU416 RESEARCH IN NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES +

This course focuses on the research process and the use of research in nursing. The roles of the consumer of research, critical thinker, and leader in professional nursing are integrated through the use of the research process. Prerequisite: HS405. Corequisite: MA387 and MA387L.

3 credit hours FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU418 LEADERSHIP IN NURSING +

This course focuses on the nurse's role as leader and manager of client care within an organizational structure. Students and faculty will discuss the application of leadership and management theory in the practice setting. Prerequisites: NU403, NU412 and NU416. Nurses in practice/leadership positions can take this course without being enrolled in the nursing program. Corequisites: NU415, NU419, NU420.

3 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU419 LEADERSHIP IN NURSING PRACTICUM +

This practicum course provides an opportunity for the student to apply leadership and management theory in a selected practice situation. Prerequisites: NU412, NU403, and NU416. Nurses in practice/leadership positions can take this course without being enrolled in the nursing program. Corequisite: NU418, NU420, NU415.

1 credit hour SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
NU420 TRENDS IN NURSING +

This course includes a comprehensive study of the major historical, social, political, and educational changes that have influenced the practice of nursing, nursing education, and health care. The focus of this course is on the ethical and legal problems affecting nursing care. Building from this overview, the students are prepared to meet the challenge of the rapidly changing environment in which nurse's practice. Prerequisites: NU403, NU412, and NU416. Corequisites: NU415, NU418, NU419.

2 credit hours SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS
Nursing Program | University of Guam (2024)

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