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Undergraduate Catalog | 2022-2023 
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Nursing, Honors Program

The School of Nursing academic honors program emphasizes scholarship and leadership activities, such as identifying key issues impacting the nursing profession at the microsystem level.

Admission Requirements

All students who meet the admission criteria for the School of Nursing (SON) Honors Program, and who are unconditionally admitted to the upper division major, are eligible to apply for admission to the School of Nursing Honors Program.  Through a competitive process, interested students may apply to the SON Honors Program during their first semester of upper division.  To be eligible for admission to the SON Honors Program, students must:

  • Receive unconditional admission to the upper division major
  • Have a nursing prerequisite minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Submit an application that includes a typed statement (500 words or less) which addresses the following:
    • What are your academic/career goals specifically related to nursing?
    • How will participation in the School of Nursing Honors Program impact your academic/career goals?
    • What key issues do you think are impacting the nursing profession?
    • What role do nurses play in shaping the future of healthcare?

Applications are reviewed by the SON Honors Committee.  Recommendations for admission are made to the SON Director and are based on academic achievement (GPA) and scoring of statement.  Students with questions related to the admission decision to the SON Honors Program may direct them to the SON Honors Committee.  Upon acceptance, the student must sign the Honors College Student Code form.

Certification Requirements

Course Requirements

Other Requirements

Students must complete the Application to Candidacy process with the Honors College in order to graduate with honors. 

To remain in the School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors program, students must meet SON progression criteria, receive no grade less than a B in all NURS courses and maintain a preferred GPA of 3.7 or above. 

All honors students must adhere to SON and Honors College policies and procedures.

Grade Requirements

  • Maintain a preferred GPA of 3.7 or above
  • Grades of B or above for all NURS courses
  • Grade of A in NURS 4203  honors section test of change project