Course Index

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

NRS 750 HEALTHCARE FINANCE

This course provides the basics of economic theory, market drivers and restraints, healthcare finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and healthcare innovation. The financial environment of healthcare and how it impacts healthcare providers and leaders is examined. The relationship between healthcare economics, health policy, program development and clinical practice is explored. (Cross-listed with EDD 750, MBH 670)

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 746 ROLE DEVELOPMENT OF APRN

This course examines the theoretical principles that guide practice of the Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN). Emphasis will be placed on the roles of the APRN which include clinician, clinical leader, and educator.

  • Credits: 2.0

NRS 742 RESEARCH

This course provides an in-depth study of the design and conduct of healthcare research with emphasis on identifying researchable clinical, educational, and healthcare 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. (Cross-listed with EDD 742)

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Graduate Statistics

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 720 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY

This course provides a foundation for in-depth analysis of clinical pharmacology. The pharmacotherapeutic effects and clinical uses of specific drug groups related to the care and management of patients in primary and acute care settings will be examined. Pharmacological principles, mechanisms of action, associated drug interactions, and patient education aspects of drug therapy are discussed as a basis for clinical judgments in primary and acute care. Problems inherent in drug therapy of specific patient populations, such as ethnic groups, children, pregnant or lactating women and elders are emphasized as is the genetic basis of pharmacotherapy. The ethical, legal and economic implications surrounding the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse's (APRN) role in prescribing and monitoring pharmacotherapies will also be studied. 

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 716 ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

This course is designed to present an orientation to disease as disordered physiology. It is intended to enable advanced practice registered nurse students to understand how and why the symptoms and signs of various conditions appear. In doing so, it recognizes the practitioner's need to understand the mechanism(s) underlying the disease and clinical manifestations of human responses to actual or potential health alterations across the lifespan. This course serves as one of the main components for clinical assessment, decision-making and management of patients. 

  • Credits: 4.0

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: 3.0 / 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. (Cross-listed with EDD 700)

  • Credits: 0.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission to DNP program. 

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. (Cross-listed with EDD 694)

  • Credits: 3.0