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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Rutgers School of Nursing allows high-achieving undergraduate nursing students to engage in cutting-edge programs of research and/or other scholarly activities through faculty mentored experiences. Each student accepted into the program will be paired with a faculty member currently engaged in research or scholarly activities.  The student will work with that faculty member until graduation.  

The Honors Program will encourage and support the beginning development of scholarship in nursing students and to identify and encourage exceptional and talented students to transition to doctoral study in nursing. Opportunities will be offered to study an area of interest in nursing in greater depth, to conduct research or scholarly activities with a mentor, and to enhance leadership skills. Features of the honors program include seminars, a mentored relationship with a nursing faculty member, and the completion of a senior honors project.

The overall objectives of the Undergraduate Nursing Honors Program are to provide an opportunity for students:

  1. to be part of a scholarly learning community with a small group of peers
  2. to be mentored in nursing science research or scholarly activities with a SON faculty  
  3. to gain experience in presenting their senior honors project at research conferences and/or other public venues and working toward publications of their work

The Honors Program is comprised of 5 semesters of course work for a total of 10.5 credits as follows:

  1. 1 sophomore seminar in the spring (1.5 credits);
  2. 2 junior colloquia (1.5 credits each);
  3. 2 senior projects (3 credits each)

(Traditional Baccalaureate Program Students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher will receive an invitation to apply late in the fall semester of the sophomore year)

If you have further questions please contact Dr. Wendy Budin:

Apply to the Honors Program (By Invitation Only)

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