Course Descriptions

BSN Program  

The expected individual student learning outcomes are supportive of preparing students as entry-level nurse generalists.  Attainment of course objectives leads to acquisition of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills incorporated in the program outcomes and competencies.  

The baccalaureate curriculum builds on a foundation of the arts, sciences, and humanities.  The BSN curriculum is logically structured, increasing in difficulty and complexity at each level, as guided by the College's Conceptual Framework.  

Course Descriptions - Undergraduate

Professional Graduate Nursing and Graduate Courses

The MSN curriculum is based on a foundation of baccalaureate nursing knowledge.  The BSN degree is a prerequisite to entry into the MSN program.  Courses have prerequisites and co-requisites to assist students with attainment of expected course outcomes.  Core and specialty courses are developed and delivered in a sequence that builds knowledge, attitudes, and skills from simple to complex, with content and learning activities organized accordingly. 

The Master's curriculum includes three levels of courses: a graduate core, an advanced practice nursing (APN) core, and specialty course content derived from nursing specialty guidelines and standards. 

Post Master's certificate and PhD programs are also offered with a wide range of subspecializations.  Please see individual programs for details. 

Course Descriptions - Professional Graduate Nursing Programs

NRSG 600-614    MSN Core Courses

NRSG 615-634    MSN Adult Gerontology Courses

NRSG 635-649    MSN Family Courses

NRSG 650-659    MSN Leadership Courses

NRSG 660-669    MSN Psychology Courses

NRSG 670-685    MSN Pediatric and Women's Courses

NRSG 686-689    MSN General Courses

NRSG 690-699    MSN Educator Courses

NRSG 700-799    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Courses

Course Descriptions - Graduate Program

NRSG 800-999    Doctor of Philosophy Courses

Credit Hours

Course credit hour allocations are listed with the course descriptions. UNMC follows the federal credit hour definition. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement. The determination/assignment of credit hours reflects the educational content of the course and the time required for a typical student to achieve the College’s desired outcomes. See Credit Hour Definition policy.