Course Index

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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

NRS 430 RN PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR

An introduction to nursing concepts of professional nursing practice will be the focus of this course (caring, change, culture, critical thinking, economics, and nursing process). This course will also help students to explore differences of BSN education and practice levels, professional issues, community-based education, and professional nursing roles.

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

NRS 445 NURSING THE GLOBAL SOCIETY

In this non-clinical course, students analyze current trends and issues within the profession of nursing.  Students critically examine health care issues that impact a changing global community.  Recommendations and solutions for practice are evaluated. Professional activism is explored.  Health care policy and legal/ethical concerns are scrutinized within the framework of global nursing practice.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one, -two and -three courses, COM 320

    Corequisites:    NRS 450

NRS 446 COLLABORATIVE NURSING LEADERSHIP IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY

This course analyzes leadership and management theories in relation to trends in nursing and healthcare. The concepts of change, power, collaboration, gender dynamics, and advocacy will be examined and applied to the practice of nursing. Health care policy, legal aspects, and economic factors are explored as they relate to client care and professional nursing practice. Using a global perspective, students will analyze, evaluate and create possible solutions to nursing and healthcare issues.

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