Course Index

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NRS 366 WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES

This course focuses on application of theory to the care of women during all facets of their life.  Theory presented includes the physical, psychosocial, ethical, and spiritual issues that affect most women at varying developmental stages.  Students synthesize the theoretical concepts of change, communication, multiculturalism, carative factors and impact of these in the community/world while analyzing holistic care of women.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 240

NRS 367 VIOLENCE IN SOCIETY

This course examines the concept of violence as it relates to the client on the intrapersonal, interpersonal and societal levels.  Students explore violence-related issues across many settings and develop an awareness of legal and community responses based on critical thinking strategies and research findings.  Students analyze the role of the professional nurse and the use of therapeutic communication, advocacy skills, carative factors and change theory in response to the increase of violence in society.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 240

NRS 368 GENETICS FOR NURSING PRACTICE

This course examines basic human genetics, including the role of genetics and genomics in the health of individuals and families. Students explore the function of genetics and genomics, including genetic transmission and the impact of genetics on selected health conditions. Students analyze the present and future role of the professional nurse regarding genetics including risk assessment; referrals; ethical, sociopolitical and legal concerns; and psychological consideration of clients.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 240

NRS 369 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

This non-clinical nursing elective provides an opportunity for nursing students to be recognized for the leadership and management skills developed through participation in National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) programs and governance activities.  Through this course, students self-reflect on the competencies needed by future nurse leaders and managers.  Students examine the leadership of a nurse in policy and professional activism.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 240

    Corequisites:  Active member of the Methodist Student Nurses Association (MSNA), holding a leadership position at NMC, state or national level of the Student Nurses Association or permission by instructor.

NRS 371 BIO-PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVES OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

This course examines the concept of intimate partner violence as it relates to biological and psychosocial issues. Students explore intimate partner violence and related issues, analyzing both historical and contemporary situations. By having the exposure to a variety of community responses, students develop a sense of professional responsibility and legal/ethical accountability to intimate partner violence. Students analyze the role of the professional nurse and the use of evidence based practices to develop an understanding of assessment, documentation, advocacy and referral for survivors of intimate partner violence.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 240

NRS 381 IMMERSION EXPERIENCE

Nebraska Methodist College mission statement promotes educational experiences that are offered to students for their professional and personal development.  Through focus study, analysis, and social action, these experiences may positively influence the health and well-being of the community.  This immersion course is an intensive community-based learning experience.  Faculty and community leaders will serve as co-facilitators to assist students in building bridges of understanding and knowing one-another in a meaningful way.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 240

NRS 377 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 399 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.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Academic Dean of Nursing

NRS 398 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 402 NURSING ASSESSMENT FOR RN'S

This course discusses theory and concepts of holistic health assessment across the lifespan. Advancement of skills in history taking, health assessment, and health promotion using concepts of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, genetics/genomics, quality and safety to provide caring, culturally-competent professional nursing care are emphasized. Students will collaborate with a preceptor to perform health assessments in a clinical setting.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Placement: Admission to the RN to BSN Program or RN to MSN Program