Course Index

Questions about courses, descriptions or credit hours should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

NAP 001 NURSE AIDE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

This 90-hour course provides classroom instruction and clinical experience in caring for all clients, with a special emphasis on the aging client. The primary objectives of the course are to identify the physical, emotional and psychosocial aspects of the aging process and learn how to assist each client to attain or maintain the optimal level of function and well being. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the competency examinations to qualify for placement on the state of Nebraska Nursing Assistant Registry. After placement on the registry, nursing assistants have the opportunity to work with clients of diverse ages in health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation units, and client homes. Admissions criteria and fees are detailed in appropriate sections (Admissions, Fees) of this catalog. Class dates and times are varied. Preregistration, proof of required immunizations and completed physical, the completed Campus Health service Questionnaire, and payment is required one week before the first day of class. The tuition includes the textbook, handouts, NMC student services fees, and testing for placement on the State Registry.

  • Credits: 0.0

BSN PROGRAM CLINCIAL SITES

The following facilities are used for major clinical experiences in the BSN program:

  • Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Douglas County Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Methodist Women's Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Salvation Army - Renaissance Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Alegent Health System, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jenny Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, IA
  • VA Medical Center

  • Credits: 3.00

NRS 100 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING

This introductory course provides a foundation for community-based nursing. Students examine the fundamental concepts and skills used in the delivery of professional nursing care with culturally diverse adult clients. Environmental considerations and the basic concepts of community, partnerships and visits with clients in various settings are introduced. The wellness continuum is expanded and professionalism in nursing, interpersonal communication, change, nursing process, critical thinking and caring are addressed.

  • Credits: 2.5
  • Prerequisites:

    SCI 225, satisfactory math competency or SCI 025, SCI 103, COM 101

    Pre/Corequisites: SCI 226, SCI 280, SSC 101, HUM 150, COM 230/245

    Co-requisites:  NRS 100C

NRS 100C COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING CLINICAL PRACTICUM

This clinical practicum offers students opportunities to provide nursing care with adult clients to promote and maintain health.  Experiences focus on providing students beginning nursing-process skills for the delivery of care with a community-based perspective.  Students incorporate interpersonal communication techniques while interacting with adult clients, members of the health care team and community partners.

  • Credits: 1.5
  • Prerequisites:

    Co-requisites: NRS 100

NRS 176 LPN BRIDGE COURSE

This transition course is designed to enable the licensed practical nurse to achieve advanced placement in the BSN curriculum.  Emphasis is placed on the theoretical and philosophical frameworks necessary to assume the role of a second level nursing student.  Interpersonal communication techniques, caring, change theory, developmental theory, nursing process and the role of the professional nurse in community-based nursing are explored. Nursing skills are reviewed.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Advanced standing (LPN)

NRS 177 NURSING BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Nursing Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Nursing Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

NRS 199 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Academic Dean of Nursing

NRS 198 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department.

  • Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Academic Dean of Nursing

NRS 202/202L HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

This course familiarizes students with normal and abnormal health assessment of clients across the lifespan. The course utilizes Gordon's structural framework as the primary means to organize assessment data and prioritizing nursing diagnoses. Students will identify and utilize the principles of diagnostic reasoning and critical thinking to practice the application of health assessment findings to nursing practice. Students will apply the skills of interview, inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation throughout the course as guided by evidence-based practice (EBP). Students will analyze data collected during a complete health assessment. The health assessment data collected consists of a complete health history and physical assessment including laboratory values, the client's level of wellness, environment, health practices and goals, and psychosocial (including domestic violence), mental, nutritional and transcultural considerations. The student will work to correlate the health assessment data while differentiating the major trends in growth and development and the attainment of developmental milestones comparing the differences of the well, acutely ill, and chronically ill clients across the lifespan.

**For Accelerated BSN students: class extrends over the whole semester, rather than 8 weeks.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 100

NRS 220 COMMUNITY-BASED CARE WITH ADULTS

This course focuses on nursing care using a culturally sensitive framework with adult clients along the continuum of well being.  Students employ caring and professional communication to promote change.  Critical thinking and the nursing process are used in collaborative relationships with clients and community partners. Students are introduced to the economic impact on health.  The concepts of legal/ethical accountability and prioritization are applied to professional community-based nursing practice.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one courses except HUM __: World of Ideas

    Pre/Corequisites: NRS 202/202L, SCI 230, SCI 315