Available to select students entering the BSN Program track during the fall semester, the Honors Program provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students to develop into scholars and leaders inside and outside of the classroom.
Students accepted into the program will progress through the BSN Traditional Curriculum Plan (four semesters) and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 to remain in the program.
Summary / Overview
The School of Nursing Honors Program is a co-curricular opportunity for Fall entry BSN students who are interested in becoming scholars and leaders inside and outside of the classroom. Students can apply during their first semester. Accepted students will begin the program during the Spring term or second semester. Students will then participate in the BSN curriculum and engage with honors program faculty and leadership regularly while working on program-specific activities.
Students will be provided unique learning opportunities such as mentorship with nurse researchers
Attend events related to nursing scholarship and interprofessional practice
Engage with nurse and community leaders who lead change in health care
Each Honors student cohort, which will receive a scholarship that includes tuition and fees for the 2nd through 4th semesters of the BSN program while eligible and meeting the criteria for the program, will participate in learning activities to develop an understanding of research and quality improvement, promote leadership skills, enhance interprofessional communication, and foster critical thinking.
Students will be provided the opportunity to immerse in clinical practice, quality improvement, and research initiatives throughout the program. Students also will collaborate with peers, interprofessional groups, and nurse scholars throughout the program to maximize the opportunities to engage, learn and develop as scholars in the field.
Through these experiences, students will deepen their understanding of the nurse scholar and how this role can influence health care and patient outcomes.
Required: A minimum overall GPA of 3.5
Required: You must be accepted and enrolled in the BSN Traditional Program for the fall semester.
Rebeka Watson Campbell PhD, RN, CNE
Honors Program Coordinator