Honors Program

Our honors program is a competitive, invitation-only program that immerses high-achieving undergraduate nursing students in cutting-edge scholarship. Once accepted, you’ll be paired with a faculty member who’s currently engaged in research or scholarly activities, working together until you graduate.


Through the nursing honors program, you’ll:

  • Be part of a scholarly learning community with a small group of peers, developing research that may transition to doctoral study in nursing.
  • Be mentored in nursing science research or scholarly activities with a SON faculty.
  • Enhance your leadership skills as you learn alongside the best.
  • Gain experience in presenting your senior honors project at research conferences and/or other public venues and working toward publishing your work.


CourseworkNumber of SemestersCredits
Sophomore seminar in the spring11.5 credits
Junior colloquia21.5 credits each
Senior projects23 credits each
Total Credits10.5 credits


Traditional bachelor’s students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher will receive an invitation to apply late in the fall semester of their sophomore year.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Wendy Budin at wendy.budin@rutgers.edu.