Course Index

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MBH 660 Healthcare Policy

This course provides the foundation for analyzing the social and political forces that influence healthcare policy decisions.  The relationship between health policy, social justice, and the business of healthcare nursing practice will be explored.  Students will examine current healthcare policy and factors which influence policy development.  The importance of individual contribution to the healthcare policy making process will be investigated.

  • Credits: 3.0


This course combines computer-based methods to analyze health data with the tools used by healthcare leaders to retrieve, report and present data as part of an informed decision-making process. Topics covered include data warehousing, data mining, data visualization, and technology architecture. Case studies will help prepare students for delivering managerial presentations of their analysis and findings.

  • Credits: 3.0


Project management expertise is essential for the effective management of projects that successfully meet their objectives, delivered on time and within budget. This course combines project management principles with healthcare IT tools to improve the student's ability to provide strategic leadership, manage teams, focus resources, and generate impactful results with the greatest potential cost savings to improve the quality of care in the healthcare setting.

  • Credits: 3.0


The utilization of health information technology in society has increased the need to ensure privacy and security of patient health information. This course will review regulatory, legal, and ethical philosophies of informatics in healthcare. Topics will include the history and standards of HIPAA; the impact on system implementation, management, and evaluation; and the role of the informaticist in the protection of the patient.

  • Credits: 3.0


Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is a rapidly-expanding area of informatics practice and focuses on the consumer use of electronic information to guide healthcare outcomes. This course will cover the implementation of strategies and technologies that improve patients, families and the community access to healthcare; CHI applications, health literacy and trends, opportunities and future challenges.

  • Credits: 3.0


This course emphasizes the role of information systems in healthcare organizations and how information is used to improve healthcare processes, organizational performance, project management, and business strategy. Fundamental principles of data storage, processing, management, and reporting of health information will be discussed, as will the selection, implementation and evaluation of IT systems. Case topics will scan a broad range of contemporary issues including clinical decision support, telemedicine, disease surveillance and public health, research applications, and legal and ethical issues related to information technology.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 630 Healthcare Economics

This course will enable learners to apply the tools of economics, finance and strategy to address challenges faced by healthcare providers.  Strategies for payers, manufacturers, and providers will be examined.  Topics will include the role of economics, cost effectiveness, market analysis, and financial projecting.  Case studies and current events will be integrated throughout to encourage discussions about healthcare economics and finance.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 620 Accounting for Decision Making

This course introduces the student to the financial reporting environment, financial statements, and analysis and interpretation. The course begins by viewing the financial accounting system as a language, and familiarizes students with the structure, usage, conventions, and the grammar of accounting as a business language. Examination of financial statements such as the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Cash Flows are how they are inter-related.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 600 Health Systems, Informatics, & Leadership

This course provides an overview of contemporary healthcare systems and organizations. Within this overview research, health policy, regulation, and law are examined from the perspective of how these factors shape healthcare organizations.  Available technology to interpret and organize health data is investigated in relation to health system productivity.  This course synthesizes leadership and systems theory into understanding the healthcare industry and program development to become a leader in patient-centered care and positive health outcomes. 

  • Credits: 3.0


This 90-hour course provides classroom instruction and clinical experience in caring for all clients, with a special emphasis on the aging client. The primary objectives of the course are to identify the physical, emotional and psychosocial aspects of the aging process and learn how to assist each client to attain or maintain the optimal level of function and well being. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the competency examinations to qualify for placement on the state of Nebraska Nursing Assistant Registry. After placement on the registry, nursing assistants have the opportunity to work with clients of diverse ages in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation units, and client homes. Admissions criteria and fees are detailed in appropriate sections (Admissions, Fees) of this catalog. Class dates and times are varied. Preregistration, proof of required immunizations and completed physical, the completed Campus Health service Questionnaire, and payment is required one week before the first day of class. The tuition includes the textbook, handouts, NMC student services fees, and testing for placement on the State Registry.

  • Credits: 0.0