College of the Marshall Islands

P.O. Box 1258 Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands MH

+692 625-3394

Nursing & Allied Health

Welcome     

The Department of Nursing & Allied Health at the College of the Marshall Islands prepares students to provide basic nursing care in the Marshall Islands and the Micronesia region. The curriculum offers an Associate of Science degree in Nursing and a Certificate in Public Health.

 

The mission of the Nursing & Allied Health program at the College of the Marshall Islands provides quality, student-centered nursing education to Marshallese and Pacific Islands citizens who desire a career in the nursing profession and to fulfill the need for well trained nurses in the country. The goal of the program reflects the goal of the college to be a model nursing program for the Pacific region, providing state-of–the art technology in teaching, combined with innovative curriculum and programming to improve the welfare of our community through quality care nursing and to offer nursing students opportunities to transfer to institutions of higher learning.

 

Student enrolled in nursing clinic courses will be using the Simulation lab to practice their nursing skills prior to clinic practice in the hospital setting. The regular nursing lab is equipped with five hospital beds and regular mannequins for student practice. This lab is set up like a hospital ward with IV poles, suction, and oxygen outlets as well as other hospital furnishings. Students are required to practice their nursing skills in their free time and this lab is available for their practice sessions. The nursing lab is also available for students to view DVDs and video cassettes as part of their course requirements.  

 

The Public Health certificate program provide training that prepares public health workers and others to respond to emerging public health issues.  It is intended for current public health employees and high school graduates interested in obtaining knowledge about public health concepts to enhance their ability to successfully improve the health of their community.  The curriculum stresses creativity in designing and implementing public health progarms and projects which are scientifically proven and culturally acceptable.

 

Program Learning Outcomes: Nursing & Allied Health Program

  • Use the nursing process in the delivery of safe, cost-effective care to diverse clients in a variety of health care settings.

  • Provide evidence-based nursing care in health promotion, disease prevention, and health restoration to clients and their families.

  • Demonstrate civic, legal, ethical,and cultural responsibility as a professional nurse and citizen.
  • Be a role model in a personal decision making that leads to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Acquire skills to pursue personal and professional development. 

 

Certificate in Public Health Program Learning Outcomes  

Public Health Professionals promote wellness in individuals, families, communities, and the whole population by designing, implementing and evaluating evidence based health activities that prevent illness and disease, and promote healthy lifestyles.

 

Public Health Program Learning Outcomes

 

  • use evidence-based practices to promote community health
  • communicate public health concepts to target populations using appropriate techniques
  • analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate public health interventions
  • collaborate with multiple sectors to strengthen policies and improve practices
  • demonstrate ethical responsibility and cultural sensitivity as a health care professional

 

Course Offerings  

Allied Health 

 

AH 101 Essential Public Health Functions and Primary Care (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: English 090s or Placement in Credit English

Explores the Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF) including the concept, principles, and components of Primary Health Care (PHC). Includes the fundamental roles of PHC in improving the health of people in the Pacific Island communities. Health disparity reduction is emphasized.

AH 101 PDF

 

AH 103 Introduction to Information Systems for Health Managers (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: English 090's or Placement in Credit, English ICS 101

Introduces basic concept of health information systems management for health managers. Emphasizes the importance of accurate, relevant, timely, and complete data collection, analysis, and reporting for effective decision making in health care.

AH 103 PDF  

 

AH 104 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: ENG 80s or higher English placement

Introduction to health promotion and disease prevention practices. Discusses cultural, social, environmental, and economic issues and influences in disease process and prevention. Explores theories and best practices in health promotion and disease prevention.

AH 104 PDF  

 

AH 105 First Aid and CPR (3 Credits)

Prepares students to give first aid, including CPR, at the site of injury or sudden illness. Consideration will be given to such situations as falls, fires, explosions, poisonings, electrical accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and other accidents. Emphasis will be placed on safety measures to prevent injury as well as to prevent complications for the injured person.

AH 105 PDF   

 

AH 107 Community Health Education (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: English 090's or Placement in Credit, and ICS 101

Introduction to community health education techniques using practical skills in the area of oral communication, media writing, and the construction and utilization of audio-visual materials. Emphasis is given to the importance of using audience appropriate communication methods.

AH 107 PDF

 

AH 114 Nutrition (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in ENG 101

Presents basic nutrition concepts and their application in planning nutritional meals for persons of various age groups. Consideration is given to physiological, economic, psychological, geographic, and cultural factors of food acceptance and availability. Special and therapeutic diets and their rationale are studied.

AH 114 PDF  

 

AH 195 Personal Health and Wellness (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: ENG 080s level or Placement in higher level English

An introduction to the principles and practices positively affecting individual levels of wellness, hygiene, and physical fitness as related to self-care. Materials will be delivered through a seminar series from health and wellness professionals in the community. A 12 hour physical activity lab is also required.

AH 195 PDF  

 

AH 230 Public Health Internship (3 Credits)

Prerequisitie(s): C or better in ENG 101, ENG 105, ICS 101, AH 101 and AH 104

Provides the opportunity to integrate classroom learning and practice in a public health care setting and related work environment. Participants contribute to a community’s resources and learn to address a public health issue while developing personal and professional confidence and skills.

AH 230 PDF

   

AH 199/299 Special Topics

Courses ending in –99 are not described in the catalog. They represent courses taught as occasion demands and/or an instructor is available. In such cases, an approved course outline and syllabus are required.        

 

Nursing (NURS)

   

NURS 101 Math for Nurses (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ENG 90s or Placement in Credit English and MATH 90s or Placement in Credit Math

Introduces a variety of problem solving techniques that are useful for applications in nursing and allied health fields. Includes calculations of drug dosages and intravenous flow rates. Reviews basic arithmetic operations. Introduces the apothecary and metric systems of measurements, as well as conversions between the two systems, and basic statistics

NURS 101 PDF 

   

NURS 102 Medical Terminology and Abbreviations (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: ENG 90s or placement in Credit English

Introduces medical terms used in nursing and allied health fields. Origin of root words will be explored. Root word, prefixes, and suffixes of medical terms will be identified.

NURS 102 PDF

   

NURS 110 Fundamentals of Nursing (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: SCI 210, SCI 230

Provides an orientation to the profession of nursing and the conceptual framework of nursing practice. Nursing skills practice is provided by demonstration, return demonstration, and simulation in the nursing labs.

NURS 110 PDF

 

NURS 113 Pharmacology (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Math 90s or Placement in Credit, Math, SCI 210, SCI 230

Introduction to pharmacological agents, their sources, actions, uses, side effects, and metabolism within the body. Reviews system of measurement and dosage calculation. Includes nursing actions relative to safe drug administration and control.

NURS 113 PDF    

 

NURS 122 Nursing of Adults I (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: NURS 110 or concurrent with department approval

Focuses on illness in young and middle-aged adults. Includes normal and pathological functions of all body systems and structures, focusing on the acute, non-critical condition. Includes classroom instruction and clinical practicum.

NURS 122 PDF  

 

NURS 204 Communicable Diseases (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in NURS 122

Examines communicable diseases in depth. Explores the theories and best practices in disease prevention. Discussion of issues and influences of the health care system in disease process and prevention.

NURS 204 PDF    

 

NURS 222 Nursing of Adults II (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: C or better in NURS 122

Examines the care of adults, primarily the elderly, the critically ill, and those with compromised self-care ability. Focus is given to the changes of aging and diseases and the management of persons experiencing loss of one or more bodily functions. Key components of rehabilitation nursing are utilized.

NURS 222 PDF    

 

NURS 235 Family Health (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: NURS 110

Focus on family centered care of the pregnant woman from conception to delivery and the care of the child from neonate to adolescent. Includes the care of the high-risk mothers, infants and children with emphasis on the Micronesian culture. Reviews growth and developmental theories as a basis for care during health and illness.

NURS 235 PDF    

 

NURS 256 Community and Mental Health Nursing (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: NURS 122

Examines nursing care directed toward clients of all ages in a wide variety of settings. Includes health education, maintenance, restoration, coordination, management, and evaluation of care of individuals, families, and aggregates, including communities. Explores the theories of personality, human interaction and communication, normal and abnormal psychosocial adaptation, and the care and treatment of persons with maladaptive psychosocial behavior.

NURS 256 PDF    

 

NURS 260 Senior Nursing Seminar (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: NURS 122

Discusses specific nursing care and issues in greater depth. Integrates the nursing process in case study reviews focusing on the disease process. Introduces the nursing management process, trends, and issues in nursing.

NURS 260 PDF    

 

NURS 199/299 Special Topics Courses ending in –99 are not described in the Catalog. They represent courses taught as occasion demands and/or an instructor is available. In such cases, an approved course outline and syllabus are required.    

 

Faculty  & Staff

 

BOHANNY, Walton.

Nursing and Allied Health

M.S.N., National Taipei College of Nursing

B.S.N. Viterbo College, Wisconsin

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PETER, Florence.

Chair, Nursing and Allied Health

M.P.H., University of Hawaii

B.S.N., University of Guam

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SUMAOANG, Moses Facun.

Nursing and Allied Health

M.A., Educational Management, Rizal Memorial College, Philippines

B.S.N., Nursing, Mountain View College, Philippines

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TESHOME, Frehiwot. 

Nursing and Allied Health

D.P.H., Public Health Adventist, University of the Philippines

M.A., Public Health Adventist, University of the Philippines

B.S., Accounting, Mountain View College

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KOREAN, Rosina

Nursing and Allied Health

Clinical Nursing Coordinator

ASN - Donnely College, Kansas City, Kansas

RN-BSN in Nursing, Avila College, Kansas City Missouri

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ANDRIKE, Sali

Acting Coordinator for AHEC

B.S in Human Resources, University of Hawaii, Manoa

 

ANJOLOK, Julie

Simulation Lab Assistant

BSN. University of Maine at Fort Kent

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