Course Index

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HUM 219 MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of medical laws, ethical principles and bioethics for the healthcare practitioner. The application of these fundamental principles will be applied using current medical-legal issues and bioethical dilemmas of today. The course is designed to improve the student’s ability to critically think and make sound decisions that are in alignment with professional ethics and values, integrity and judgment. The course will include such areas as confidentiality, privacy, consents, responsible practice, professionalism, bioethical dilemmas, and key legal aspects that influence the healthcare practitioner.

  • Credits: 3.0

HUM 213 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF ETHICS

This course introduces students to theories and practices of individual, communal and societal obligations. Moral inquiry in the course proceeds from a philosophical basis, with an emphasis on varied professional codes of ethics in healthcare disciplines. Students will explore codes of ethics and how they relate to traditional Western philosophies.

  • Credits: 3.0

HUM 210 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Introduction to Ethics introduces students to theories and practices of individual, communal and societal obligations.  Moral inquiry in the course proceeds from a philosophical basis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

HUM 205 REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

This course will engage students in reflective practice through the exploration of various models related to the skills of a reflective practitioner.  Students will explore theories of knowledge generation and then apply reflective processes to clinical experiences, thereby exploring their progress in the goals of the Educated Citizen.  Reflective practice theories and models may include: Donald Schon (reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action), Critical Incident Technique, Evidence-Based Practice, Fishbone Diagram/Ishikawa Diagram, and Critical Reflection (DEAL Model by Ash and Clayton).

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: HUM 150 or HUM 152

HUM 155 PORTFOLIO TRANSITION

This zero-credit course is designed for students who transfer from the accelerated nursing program to the traditional nursing program in their senior level. The purpose of this online course is to introduce students to the Educated Citizen Core Curriculum and NMC Portfolio requirements for traditional BSN students. Students will activate their electronic portfolios, submit writing samples, and begin documentation of the Educated Citizen outcomes so they are prepared for the final presentation to be given in SSC 465 Capstone: The Educated Citizen.

  • Credits: 0.0

HUM 152 PORTFOLIO INTRODUCTION

This course is designed for students who receive two transfer credits for HUM150: Critical Reasoning and Rhetoric.  Students will activate their electronic portfolios, submit writing samples, and begin documentation of the Educated Citizen outcomes.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Either entered NMC with a bachelor's degree or took a 3-credit public speaking course and a 3-credit critical thinking course

HUM 150 THE WORLD OF IDEAS: CRITICAL REASONING AND RHETORIC

There is a strong relationship between thinking clearly and expressing thoughts in formal writing and public speaking. Using the skills of logic and critical thinking, students will examine ideas, analyze and evaluate the arguments of others, and advocate for their own ideas. Students will be introduced to the NMC Portfolio process. HUM 150 is to be taken in the first semester, unless designated in the second semester by the program of study.

  • Credits: 3.0

HUM 220/255/270 WORLD OF IDEAS

*At least one of the two electives must be in the Arts or Human Connection.

See All Humanities Course Descriptions for specific course information.

  • Credits: 6.0

HUM 210/213 ETHICS COURSE

Students must choose to take either:

HUM 210   INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
Introduction to Ethics introduces students to theories and practices of individual, communal and societal obligations.  Moral inquiry in the course proceeds from a philosophical basis.

HUM 213   PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF ETHICS
This course introduces students to theories and practices of individual, communal and societal obligations. Moral inquiry in the course proceeds from a philosophical basis, with an emphasis on varied professional codes of ethics in healthcare disciplines. Students will explore codes of ethics and how they relate to traditional Western philosophies.

  • Credits: 3.0

HUM 150/152 CRITICAL REASONING & RHETORIC OR PORTFOLIO INTRODUCTION

If Critical Reasoning & Rhetoric credit is transferred, or if a bachelor's or graduate degree was previously earned by the student, then HUM 152 Portfolio Introduction (1 credit) needs to be take.

Critical Reasoning & Rhetoric

There is a strong relationship between thinking clearly and expressing thoughts in formal writing and public speaking.  Using the skills of logic and critical thinking, students will examine ideas, analyze and evaluate the arguments of others, and advocate for their own ideas.  Students will be introduced to the NMC Portfolio process.

Portfolio Introduction

This course is designed for students who receive two transfer credits for HUM150: Critical Reasoning and Rhetoric.  Students will activate their electronic portfolios, submit writing samples, and begin documentation of the Educated Citizen outcomes.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 3.0