Course Index

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NRS 559 PRACTICUM: MANAGEMENT, IMPROVEMENT, AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

Each student will choose a healthcare setting (acute care, long term care, etc.) to work 126 contact hours with a nurse executive/administrator who will serve as a preceptor. Throughout this course, the student will synthesize management and leadership principles into the nurse executive role. The student must identify a project or topic for improvement, develop a strategy for improvement, use evidence and theory to support the proposed improvement strategy, implement and evaluate the improvement strategy and share the findings and outcomes of the project.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: All program course work or by permission. Pre/Co requisites: NRS 594

NRS 592 CAPSTONE I

In this first course of the capstone sequence, students will synthesize concepts related to research, practice, education and leadership content as well as experiences learned throughout the master's programs of study. Groups of students will collaboratively begin a group-selected evidence-based project. Emphasis is placed on the process of identifying a nursing problem (PICO [T]), searching and critically appraising the literature with development of a summary matrix table.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: Pre- or Corequisites: NRS 523 & NRS 558 or by permission.

NRS 594 CAPSTONE II

In this second course of the capstone sequence, students will synthesize concepts related to research, practice, education and leadership content and experiences learned throughout the master's program of study. Groups of students will collaboratively complete the group-selected evidence-based project begun in NRS 592. Emphasis will be on the process of completing an evidence-based manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, a poster presentation suitable for delivery at a local, national or regional conference or a webinar presentation.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 592 Co requisites: NRS 524 & NRS 559 or by permission.

NRS 698 CURRICULUM PLANNING & EVALUATION

This course focuses on curriculum planning, design, implementation and evaluation. The concept of curriculum will be explored at the individual course level and at the program level. Best practices in education will be incorporated into curriculum design.  The influence of regulatory and accrediting bodies on the curriculum will be examined.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 694 TEACHING, LEARNING & INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

This course provides the foundation in educational principles for the advanced practice nurse. Learning theories and best practices provide the basis for analyzing the concept of learning in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Teaching strategies to facilitate student learning in the classroom, clinical, practice and online environment are examined. Legal, ethical and professional faculty responsibilities in higher education are explored.

  • 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

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 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 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 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