Admission to the BSN Honors Program
The College of Nursing Honors Program is highly competitive. Traditional undergraduate students may apply to the Honors Program at the end of their freshman year after being accepted into the Nursing major. Students must be accepted into the College of Nursing Honors Program upon admission into the major in order to continue with honors course work and to graduate with distinction. Once a student is admitted to the BSN program, the student must be accepted into the BSN Honors Research Program in order to gain or retain honors status. Students who have previously held Honors status at either a University or College level must be enrolled in the BSN Honors Research Program to retain Honors Status.
The Director of the College of Nursing Honors Program will notify applicants in writing regarding admission into the program prior to the start of autumn semester.
Requirements to Maintain Honors Status
Students enrolled in the College of Nursing Honors program are required to maintain a competitive Grade Point Average (GPA) and complete a sequence of honors coursework and research thesis.
College of Nursing faculty will monitor the academic progress of students enrolled in the College of Nursing Honors Program.
GPA Requirement: 3.4
College of Nursing Course Requirements: The College of Nursing offers a total of seven (7) honors level nursing courses. The courses range in credit hour from one to four credit hours (1-4). Nursing students begin taking these courses when they enter the major (sophomore year) and continue throughout the junior and senior years.
Graduation Program Requirement: Completion of a research thesis under the supervision of a faculty mentor.