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 focuses on providing 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, 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 an 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

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals minor requires COM 230 as a pre-requisite.

COM 260 Intermediate Healthcare Spanish I - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Fall Semester (beginning Fall 2014)
  • On campus course delivery
  • Meets two times each week during semester

COM 265 Intermediate Healthcare Spanish II - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Spring semester (beginning Spring 2015)
  • On campus course delivery
  • Meets two times each week during semester

COM 270 Healthcare Spanish Synthesis - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Summer semester
  • Online course delivery 

COM 360 Advanced Healthcare Spanish I - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Fall semester (beginning Fall 2015)
  • On campus course delivery
  • Meets two times each week during semester

COM 365 Advanced Healthcare Spanish II - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Spring semester (beginning Spring 2016)
  • On campus course delivery
  • Meets two times each week during semester

COM 370 Healthcare Spanish Community Engagement - 3 credit hours

  • Offered Summer semester
  • Online 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 pre-requisite)
  • New Students - please contact Admissions

Questions

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

Mary Lee Lusby
Dr. Mary Lee Lusby
Dean, Arts and Sciences
Marylee.Lusby@methodistcollege.edu
402.354.7058