Nursing 450

NURS 450: Current Issues in Nursing

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (1-3)

Explores current problems in nursing, health care and health care delivery. Depending upon the topic, this course may be used to meet requirements for the minor in Women’s Studies.


Detailed Description of Content of The Course

The objectives and content of this course are derived from the School of Nursing's philosophy and conceptual framework and facilitate achievement of the School of Nursing's objectives. Current research and advancement in nursing theory and clinical practice also determine course content.

Topical Outline:

Determined by course objectives


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Teaching strategies to be determined by the faculty member conducting the course.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Goals and objectives are variable, depending upon the focus of the particular topic.


Assessment Measures

May include:

  • Tests; Exam; Quiz
  • Paper
  • Project, Individual or Group
  • Care Plan
  • Oral Presentations
  • Class Participation


Other Course Information


Review and Approval

November 8, 2012

April 1998 Refined Assessment Janet Hardy Boettcher, Measures Director
September 2001 Reviewed Course Janet Hardy Boettcher, Director