Course Index

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

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

BSN PROGRAM CLINCIAL SITES

The following facilities are used for major clinical experiences in the BSN program:

  • Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Douglas County Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Methodist Women's Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Salvation Army - Renaissance Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Alegent Health System, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jenny Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, IA
  • VA Medical Center

  • Credits: 3.00

PHB 001 PHLEBOTOMY

This course consists of 60 hours of classroom instruction at NMC and five (8-hour) days for three weeks (120 hours) of clinical experience in a full-service clinical laboratory. The clinical practicum schedule is determined by the clinical site supervisor. A Medical Terminology course is recommended, but not required. Upon successful completion of the phlebotomy program, students are eligible to take the national certification examination to become certified phlebotomy technicians [PBT(ASCP)] through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

  • Credits: 1.800000000000000e+002

PTA 280 PTA SEMINAR

This course covers topics used to help the entry-level PTA pass the national exam, gain employment, increase knowledge of licensing requirements and develop within the field of Physical Therapy.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all technical & clinical coursework to this point in the curriculum.

PTA 277 PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Physical Therapist Assistant 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 Physical Therapist Assistant 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

PTA 260 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV

This course follows PTA 240 and provides continued clinical application and practice of physical therapy procedures in a clinical setting different from PTA 240.  Knowledge from previous arts and sciences and PTA courses is applied under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Instructor. Students apply communication skills learned throughout the program in the presentation of a formal in-service at the clinical site.

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all technical & clinical coursework to this point in the curriculum.

PTA 240 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III

This course includes clinical observation, application, and practice of physical therapy procedures under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Instructor.  Knowledge from coursework to date is applied in the clinical setting. Students explore evidence-based practice and produce a formal paper on treatment for a patient seen in the clinical setting. 

  • Credits: 5.0
  • Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all technical & clinical coursework to this point in the curriculum.

PTA 230 MEDICAL ETHICS, LAW & HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION**

This course includes classroom instruction, group discussion and case studies in legal and ethical issues affecting the practice of physical therapy.  In addition, various administrative topics, for example; patient confidentiality, proper documentation for demonstration of skilled services as well as how documentation drives compliance and reimbursement will also be covered. The importance of professionalism, professional communication, both written and verbal, will also be stressed throughout this course.

**This course begins one week earlier than the traditional spring term.

  • Credits: 3.0