Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Minor

Spanish Minor

Quote about Spanish Minor


The Spanish for Healthcare Professionals minor is designed for bachelor degree-seeking healthcare students at Nebraska Methodist College.  The six-course, 18 credit hour curriculum provides students with the practical communication skills necessary for healthcare professionals working with Latino populations as well as a basic understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures in the U.S.

The minor in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals is a blended curriculum of on campus and online courses that are completed over two years.  The courses are offered sequentially to help students build upon their knowledge and experiences working with Spanish-speaking populations.  Students who successfully complete the minor are prepared to clearly communicate with Spanish-speaking patients to complete patient assessments, take patient histories and instruct or assure patients in a clinical setting for medical-related issues.  All courses require a minimum passing grade of "C" or better to successfully complete the minor.

Advantages of the Spanish for Healthcare Professionals minor:

  • Delivered over six semesters, the minor can be easily added to your bachelor program - just ask your advisor for assistance
  • You gain cultural insights, experience and increased confidence as you learn to interact with your Spanish-speaking patients
  • Employers value healthcare professionals with the verbal and writing skills and abilities to overcome language barriers and communicate clearly with patients in the workplace

Course Sequence

Prerequisite

COM 230 Language and Culture in Healthcare: Spanish*
*Students with strong Spanish skills or college transfer credit may be placed in an appropriate upper level course.

Courses in the Minor

COM 260 Intermediate Healthcare Spanish I - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Fall semester

COM 265 Intermediate Healthcare Spanish II - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Spring semester

COM 270 Healthcare Spanish Synthesis - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Summer semester
  • Hybrid course delivery 

COM 360 Advanced Healthcare Spanish I - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Fall semester

COM 365 Advanced Healthcare Spanish II - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Spring semester

COM 370 Healthcare Spanish Community Engagement - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Summer semester
  • Hybrid course delivery

How To Declare Your Minor

Current Students

Please contact your advisor for assistance in registering for the minor in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (COM 230 prerequisite).

To get started, complete the following form:

 

New Students

Please contact Admissions.

 

Placement Testing

Placement testing with college credit
Students with college credit may take a placement test to be placed in the appropriate level in the minor.

Placement testing for high school students
Heritage speaker students or those having strong prior Spanish academic coursework from high school may take a placement test to enroll in the minor.

Questions

For questions about the Spanish for Healthcare Professionals minor, contact:

Jeanine Kernen
Jeanine Kernen
Assistant Professor
jeanine.kernen@methodistcollege.edu
402.354.6517