Course Index

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

NAP 001 NURSE AIDE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

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

NRS --- NON-CLINICAL ELECTIVE

Student's choice of non-clinical elective.

See all non-clinical elective course descriptions in the course index.

  • Credits: 2.0

NRS 100 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING

This introductory course provides a foundation for community-based nursing. Students examine the fundamental concepts and skills used in the delivery of professional nursing care with culturally diverse adult clients. Environmental considerations and the basic concepts of community, partnerships and visits with clients in various settings are introduced. The wellness continuum is expanded and professionalism in nursing, interpersonal communication, change, nursing process, critical thinking and caring are addressed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    BIO 225, satisfactory math competency or MAT 025, CHE 100, COM 101

    Pre/Corequisites: BIO 226, BIO 280, PSY 101, HUM 150, COM 230/245

    Corequisites:  NRS 100C, NRS 202, NRS 202L

NRS 100C COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING CLINICAL PRACTICUM

This clinical practicum offers students opportunities to provide nursing care with adult clients to promote and maintain health.  Experiences focus on providing students beginning nursing-process skills for the delivery of care with a community-based perspective.  Students incorporate interpersonal communication techniques while interacting with adult clients, members of the healthcare team and community partners.

  • Credits: 2
  • Prerequisites:

    Co-requisites: NRS 100, NRS 202, NRS 202L

NRS 101 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING

This introductory course provides a foundation for community-based nursing. Students examine the fundamental concepts and skills used in the delivery of professional nursing care with culturally diverse adult clients. Environmental considerations and the basic concepts of community, partnerships and visits with clients in various settings are introduced. The wellness continuum is expanded and professionalism in nursing, interpersonal communication, change, nursing process, critical thinking and caring are addressed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    BIO 225, satisfactory math competency or MAT 025, CHE 100, COM 101

    Pre/Corequisites: SCI 116, BIO 226, BIO 280, PSY 101, HUM 150, COM 230/245

    Co-requisites:  NRS 101C, NRS 202, NRS 202L

NRS 101C COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING CLINICAL PRACTICUM

This clinical practicum offers students opportunities to provide nursing care with adult clients to promote and maintain health.  Experiences focus on providing students beginning nursing-process skills for the delivery of care with a community-based perspective.  Students incorporate interpersonal communication techniques while interacting with adult clients, members of the healthcare team and community partners.

  • Credits: 2
  • Prerequisites:

    Co-requisites: NRS 101, NRS 202, NRS 202L

NRS 176 LPN TRANSITION COURSE

This transition course is designed to enable the licensed practical nurse to achieve advanced placement in the BSN curriculum.  Emphasis is placed on the theoretical and philosophical frameworks necessary to assume the role of a second level nursing student.  Interpersonal communication techniques, caring, change theory, developmental theory, nursing process and the role of the professional nurse in community-based nursing are explored. Nursing skills are reviewed.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Advanced standing (LPN)

NRS 177 NURSING BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Nursing 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 Nursing 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

NRS 198 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department.

  • Credits: 0 - 6.0
  • Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Academic Dean of Nursing

NRS 199 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Credits: 0 - 6.0
  • Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Academic Dean of Nursing