Course Index

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  • Credits: 3.0


This 40-hour course provides classroom instruction and lab experience in the role, responsibilities and skills necessary to provide routine medications to clients, with a special emphasis on the aging client. The primary objectives of the course are to: recognize the 10 basic competencies needed in order to safely provide another person with his/her medications in accordance with the Nebraska Medication Aide Act; identify specific drug families, actions, side-effects and use this knowledge to treat or prevent disease; and recognize the responsibility of the medication aide in relation to PRN medication, providing medications by vaginal, rectal, tube or inhaled routes; and providing insulin by injection. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the competency examinations to qualify for placement on the state of Nebraska Medication Aide Registry. After placement on the registry, nursing assistants have the opportunity to work with clients of diverse ages in healthcare facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, schools, child care settings or even 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 active status on the Nebraska Nurse Aide registry; proof of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the HealthCare Provider; proof of required immunizations and completed physical; the completed Campus Health service Questionnaire.

  • Credits: 0.0

MBH 685 Strategic Management in Healthcare

To succeed in the future, managers must develop the resources and capabilities needed to gain and sustain advantage in competitive markets-traditional and emerging. The way in which organizational leaders attempt to develop a competitive advantage constitutes the essence of their strategy. This course introduces the concept of strategic management through readings, discussion and case analyses.   The emphasis is on the development and successful execution of management strategies in different healthcare settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 680 Business Law & Ethics in Health Care

This course is an introduction to the laws and ethics that affect health care decisions, relationships among professionals and patients, and the management aspects of health care delivery. The goal of the course is to equip future health care executives with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize legal and ethical issues that arise in health care practice, to be prepared to evaluate situations that may have legal or ethical implications, to know when to seek legal or ethics committee counsel, and to have an understanding of the implications of health care law on their own decision making.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 675 Managerial Statistics

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of statistics and the relevance to managerial decision making. The topics included in the course will assist in making evidence based decisions.  Topics include, but are not limited to basic data analysis, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing and regression.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 670 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 innovation.  The financial environment of health care and how it impacts health care delivery is examined.  The relationship between health care economics, health policy, program development, and clinical practice is explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 660 Health Care Policy

This course provides the foundation for analyzing the social and political forces that influence health care policy decisions.  The relationship between health policy, social justice, and the business of healthcare nursing practice will be explored.  Students will examine current health care policy and factors which influence policy development.  The importance of individual contribution to the health care policy making process will be investigated.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 630 Healthcare Economics

This course will enable learners to apply the tools of economics, finance and strategy to address challenges faced by healthcare providers.  Strategies for payers, manufacturers, and providers will be examined.  Topics will include the role of economics, cost effectiveness, market analysis, and financial projecting.  Case studies and current events will be integrated throughout to encourage discussions about healthcare economics and finance.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 620 Accounting for Decision Making

This course introduces the student to the financial reporting environment, financial statements, and analysis and interpretation. The course begins by viewing the financial accounting system as a language, and familiarizes students with the structure, usage, conventions, and the grammar of accounting as a business language. Examination of financial statements such as the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Cash Flows are how they are inter-related.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 600 Health Systems, Informatics, & Leadership

This course provides an overview of contemporary health care systems and organizations. Within this overview research, health policy, regulation, and law are examined from the perspective of how these factors shape health care organizations.  Available technology to interpret and organize health data is investigated in relation to health system productivity.  This course synthesizes leadership and systems theory into understanding the health care industry and program development to become a leader in patient-centered care and positive health outcomes. 

  • Credits: 3.0