Course Index

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

NRS 750 HEALTH CARE FINANCE

This course provides the basics of economic theory, market drivers and restraints, health care finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and health care entrepreneurism. The financial environment of health care and how it impacts the advanced nurse practice role is examined. The relationship between health care economics, health policy, program development, and clinical practice is explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 746 ROLE DEVELOPMENT OF APRN

This course examines the theoretical principles that guide practice of the Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN). Emphasis will be placed on the roles of the APRN which include clinician, clinical leader, and educator.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 742 NURSING RESEARCH

This course provides an in-depth study of the design and conduct of health care research with emphasis on identifying researchable clinical, educational, and health care delivery problems.  Analysis and interpretation of data from qualitative and quantitative research designs will be emphasized. Students will begin to investigate and develop their capstone question and complete a systematic literature review to support the capstone project.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SSC 730

NRS 738 THEORY FOUNDATION

The development and meaning of theories relevant to nursing practice will be examined. Theory development, evaluation, and application will be analyzed in relationship to the advancement of nursing practice through scientific and clinical inquiry, which leads to evidence-based practice.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 780 SPECIAL TOPICS

This clinical based course provides the opportunity to explore selected clinical problems related to advanced practice nursing in depth. This course is an independent study with elements of a clinical practicum that is developed in consultation with instructor. Topics will vary depending upon the interests of students and faculty.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 10.0

NRS 712 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT

This foundational course provides the theoretical and clinical assessment skills essential for advanced nursing practice. Comprehensive history taking and holistic assessment necessary to differentiate normal from abnormal findings and potential diagnosis will be emphasized. Case study analysis and application in the clinical setting provides the basis for interpretation of diagnostic findings for individuals and families in the ambulatory and acute care setting.

  • Credits: 3 credits/60 contact hours

NRS 706 SUMMER INTENSIVE

This course serves to verify foundational course proficiency in relation to advanced health assessment skills and incorporation of pharmacotherapeutic and pathophysiological principles. Simulation and case studies will serve as the basis for proficiency evaluation. Students must complete this course on campus. 

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 712, NRS 716, NRS 720

NRS 700 PROGRAM ORIENTATION

This course provides the doctoral program orientation for Nebraska Methodist College.  Emphasis will be placed on program delivery modalities, resource utilization, and scholarly writing.  Students must complete this course on campus.

  • Credits: 0.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission to DNP program. 

NRS 686 RURAL NURSING

This course analyzes the major concepts of public health and health determinants in rural communities. Theories and models of rural nursing will be examined to provide a broad understanding of the characteristics of health care in rural settings.  Concepts explored throughout the course enhance the competence of nurse leaders and educators to address the challenges and develop the opportunities of nursing in a rural setting.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 690 COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING

This course is designed to assist the advanced practice nurse in developing, implementing, and evaluating health programs at the individual level and the population or community level. Using public health theory as a basis, content will focus on targeting diverse populations, determinants of health problems and strategies to address these health problems.

  • Credits: 3.0