Course Index

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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 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 clinical 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, SCI 716, SCI 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

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 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 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. Pre- or Corequisites: NRS 524, NRS 559 or NRS 569 or by permission.