NURS 499

Special Topics in Nursing

1-6 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This independent study is designed for transfer students whose course or courses from another college or university fulfills some but not all of the requirements of a Metropolitan State undergraduate nursing course. The student and faculty evaluator negotiate the number of credits to be completed and the specific course objectives and requirements to be satisfied. Through guided study, the student completes these requirements.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply research findings from nursing and public health in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating population-based care.
  • Deliver public health nursing interventions to selected client aggregates that are culturally congruent with client expectation and preferences.
  • Demonstrate communication skills that evidence unconditional acceptance, nurturance, support and facilitation when delivering nursing interventions to systems, communities, and individuals and families.
  • Demonstrate ethical, legal, and professional accountability in public health and community nursing practice.