Course Index

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

NRS 477 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 480 COMPLEXITY IN NURSING

This course focuses on the synthesis of humanistic/scientific principles and research in the care of the complex client across the lifespan, with special emphasis on the older adult. Students use critical thinking skills to examine professional nursing care in the areas of health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, illness/disease management, and rehabilitation. The course is concept driven to include holism, including spirituality, sexuality, end-of-life and economics. The role of the professional nurse as a case manager, in meeting the mutually identified needs of the client, is evaluated.

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

NRS 498 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 499 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 508 ISSUES IN ADVANCED NURSING ROLES

This course explores the health care delivery system with specific consideration of economic, political, social, cultural, global, and professional influences. Legal, ethical, and economic issues for current and projected health care needs are addressed. The skills necessary for application and synthesis of biophysical sciences, psychosocial sciences, the humanities, and the science of caring are enhanced. Skills in critical thinking, decision making, and organizational leadership are included.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission.

NRS 509 ADVANCED NURSING ROLES & PHENOMENA

This course facilitates the transition of the nurse into the advanced nursing role. The contributions of five ways of knowing to nursing praxis are examined, and students reflect on the use of these ways in their own practice. To broaden understanding of the concerns of nursing, students explore concept analysis. Students compare and contrast qualitative research traditions/methods as a means to describe phenomena. Students begin to develop their professional portfolio based on program outcomes.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: To be taken first semester or by permission

NRS 513 MEASUREMENT & STATISTICAL CONCEPTS FOR DATA INTERPRETATION

In this course, students apply nursing knowledge with theory and statistical methods to broaden understanding of nursing concepts and nursing outcomes. Measurement principles, descriptive statistics and relationships between variables are explored to better comprehend nursing and nursing phenomena. Using the framework of disparity and risk in a specific population, students apply content on variable association. Reports using statistics to compare groups and measure patient improvement over time are analyzed for implications for patient populations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 509 or by permission

NRS 516 TEACHING-LEARNING PRINCIPLES FOR NURSING EDUCATION

Teaching-learning principles and holistic adult education theories appropriate for college level students are examined.  Learning theory that emphasizes andragogy and its related concepts such as transformational learning, reflective learning and self-directed learning is included. Motivational and personality characteristics for the broader social system are discussed and evaluated as are specific considerations with regard to ethnic, cultural, and other diversity topics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission

NRS --- NON-CLINICAL ELECTIVE

Student's choice of non-clinical elective.

See all non-clinical elective course descriptions in the course index.

  • Credits: 2.0

NRS 517 CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF KNOWLEDGE FOR PRACTICE

The purpose of this course is understanding of research processes and interpretation of statistics to make accurate critical appraisals. Students apply the process of drawing conclusions, finding implications, and making recommendations based on an appraised study. The relative merits of studies are judged for answering a particular research question. Questions of the fit of evidence or theory within an identified agency or institutional setting are explored.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission.