Associate Degree Nursing

Course Descriptions/Common Syllabi

This section contains descriptions of courses offered at Moberly Area Community College. Not all of the courses listed in this section are offered every semester. Information on where and when these courses are available may be found in each semester’s course schedule available on the Course Offerings page. Contact advising for more information.

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Associate Degree Nursing Courses with an NUR prefix are only taken by students in the traditional Associate Degree Nursing Program after they have been approved for admission. Courses with an NUA prefix are only taken by students in the Virtual Associate Degree Nursing Program (VADN) after they have been approved for admission. The ADN professional coursework (NUR and NUA courses) must be completed in sequence as outlined on the academic map. A grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all required courses.

NUR100  Medication Administration .5-1-1
Safe, effective nursing care requires basic knowledge of mathematics, as well as the ability to utilize numbers and measuring systems. Students will learn basic principles and methods for medication administration. This course reviews basic math operations before introducing more specific concepts. Topics covered are as follows: drug measures, medication labels, syringe utilization, insulin administration, medication administration systems, other dosage calculations, and documentation of medication administration. Pre- or corequisite: MTH140 or higher.

NUR102  Fundamentals of Nursing and Mental Health  5.5-8-8
The objective of this course is to help the student to develop a firm foundation for basic nursing practice through demonstration, direction, mentoring and support. In this first course, the student learns to use the nursing process and draws on basic scientific principles to organize, prioritize, and provide safe care. Additional focus is placed on interpersonal communication, cultural sensitivity and appropriate use of health care terminology. The student is introduced to ethical and legal concepts and is encouraged to begin to develop self-assessment and professional accountability. This course addresses the physiological and psychosocial integrity of the client with a specific focus on the psychosocial aspects. Self-assessment and self-awareness are encouraged to enhance self-development and foster therapeutic relationships with an emphasis on multicultural diversity. Communication skills are further developed using theories of interpersonal relationships as a foundation. Student communication evolves from basic to therapeutic. Students use the nursing process as a tool for critical thinking in organizing, prioritizing, and managing individual plans of care. Students are assisted to address ethical and legal dilemmas in their roles as client advocates. Pre- or Corequisites: BIO205 and PSY101

NUR109 Introduction to Mental Health Nursing 1.5-.5-2
This course addresses the physiological and psychosocial integrity of the client with a specific focus on the psychosocial aspects. Self-assessment and self-awareness are encouraged to enhance self-development and foster therapeutic relationships with an emphasis on multicultural diversity. Communication skills are further developed using theories of interpersonal relationships as a foundation. Student communication evolves from basic to therapeutic, Students use the nursing process as a tool for critical thinking in organizing, prioritizing, and managing individual plans of care. Corequisite: PSY101

NUA111
NUR111  Mental Health Nursing 3-4-4

This course addresses the physiological and psychosocial integrity of the client with a specific focus on the psychosocial aspects. Self-assessment and self-awareness are encouraged to enhance self-development and foster therapeutic relationships with an emphasis on multicultural diversity. Consideration is given to clients past and present patterns of behavior as they impact on alterations of mental well being. 138 MOBERLY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Communication skills are further developed using theories of interpersonal relationships as a foundation. Student communication evolves from basic to therapeutic. With assistance a student learns to provide a milieu that is both safe and therapeutic. Students use the nursing process as a tool for critical thinking in organizing, prioritizing, and managing individual plans of care. Students are assisted to address ethical and legal dilemmas in their roles as client advocates. ADN Program Prerequisite: PSY101.

NUA112 Adult Health Nursing I 4-8-6
The objective of this course is to assist the student to integrate prior knowledge and utilize more advanced scientific principles. Students will apply these principles to provide more complex care to adults in selected settings. The student will be assisted to utilize interpersonal communication skills and integrate cultural awareness into client care. Additional focus is placed on organizing and prioritizing care. Students are assisted to further develop self-assessment skills and professional accountability, and to address ethical and legal dilemmas in their roles as client advocates. VADN Prerequisite: BIO206

NUR113 Mental Health and Adult Health Nursing I  5.5-10-8
The objective of this course is to assist the student to integrate prior knowledge and utilize more advanced scientific principles. Students will apply these principles to provide more complex care to adults in selected settings. The student will be assisted to utilize interpersonal communication skills and integrate cultural awareness into client care. Additional focus is placed on organizing and prioritizing care. Students are assisted to further develop self-assessment skills and professional accountability, and to address ethical and legal dilemmas in their roles as client advocates. This course addresses the physiological and psychosocial integrity of the client with a specific focus on the psychosocial aspects. Consideration is given to clients past and present patterns of behavior as they impact on alterations of mental well-being. With assistance a student learns to provide a milieu that is both safe and therapeutic. Students use the nursing process as a tool for critical thinking in organizing, prioritizing, and managing individual plans of care. ADN Program Pre- or corequisite: BIO209 and PSY101.

NUA200  Professional Perspectives 3-0-3
This course focuses on making the transition from a licensed practical nurse to a registered professional nurse. Role development of the registered nurse as a provider and manager of care and a member of the professional nurse community are emphasized. Communication skills utilizing technology, providing supervision, advocacy, and collaboration will be expanded. Students will learn to consider ethical, legal, financial, and cultural issues while organizing, setting priorities, and delegating nursing care. Social and political influences on nursing practice and health care delivery will be explored.

NUA202  Maternal-Child Studies 3-4-4
This nursing course focuses on guiding students in applying the nursing process using tenets of critical thinking with childbearing/ childrearing families. Concepts of human development, family community systems, safe-protective care environment, therapeutic communication, health, education, and culturally-specific health care are emphasized and applied to clients in a variety of maternal-child settings. Ethical/legal issues pertaining to obstetric, gynecologic, and pediatric clients are explored. At this level, students provide increasingly complex care, moving toward more independent practice, and increasing professional accountability. Along with care in the clinical setting, emphasis is placed on collaboration with families and members of the healthcare team. Further emphasis is placed on guided professional development and self assessment.

NUA204
NUR204 Managing Intravenous Therapies .5-1-1 

The ability to perform intravenous therapy related skills, manage client issues related to intravenous therapy, and incorporate the values of safe, ethical practice is absolutely critical for the practicing registered nurse. In this course, associate degree nursing students will begin to acquire intravenous therapy skills in the lab and classroom. Topics include: ethical/legal issues associated with intravenous therapy, fluid and electrolyte balance, intravenous solutions and equipment, central venous access devices and care, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), blood products and administration, principles of infection control/asepsis, potential complications of intravenous therapy and prevention, and intravenous medication administration. This course is not intended as an IV therapy certification course but as a component of the associate degree nursing program. This course does not meet the requirements for the Missouri State Board of Nursing IV Therapy certification.

NUR206  Nursing Issues 3-0-3
This third semester course further develops the concepts of the associate degree professional nursing roles as a manager of care and a member within the discipline of nursing. Communication skills in the use of technology, providing supervision, advocacy, and in collaboration will be expanded. Organizing, setting priorities, and delegating while considering ethical/legal, financial, and cultural issues will be discussed. Social and political influences on nursing practice and health care delivery will be explored.

NUR214 Maternal Child Nursing 6-8-8
This course is designed to provide a basis for entry level competence in the nursing care of mothers, newborns, and children. The primary emphasis of the course is the nursing process in the child-bearing cycle of development and in the child-rearing cycle of development. Pre- or corequisite: PSY205.

NUA222 Mental Health and Adult Health Nursing II  8.5-14-12
This course considers the more complex and challenging dimensions of safe, effective, multicultural adult health care. The objective of this course is to move the student to an entry level of independent practice. Critical thinking and clinical judgment are refined to provide therapeutic interventions to groups of clients in a variety of settings. The physiological and psychosocial integrity of the client with a specific focus on the psychosocial aspects will be addressed. Consideration is given to clients’ past and present patterns of behavior as they impact on alterations of mental well-being. The breadth and depth of therapeutic communication is further expanded. Organizing, prioritizing, and collaborating skills increase while the student learns to delegate. Upon conclusion of this course, the student will independently demonstrate a level of accountability and integrity within an ethical legal framework that is in keeping with an entry level of practice. Students will independently practice self-assessment and commit to ongoing professional development.

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