Honors in Major
Students are required to maintain an overall 3.40 grade-point average and a 3.75 in major course work.
Undergraduate students must successfully complete with a grade of B or better 12 credits of honor's coursework drawn from the following courses: NURS 612H, Care of the Adult with Acute Illness 2 (4 cr.); NURS 627WH, Clinical Judgment in Nursing (4 cr.); and NURS 705H, Contemporary Leadership within Health Care Systems (4 cr.). NURS 641H, Translating Research for Practice (4 cr.), is required and is included in the 12 credit rule.
RN-BP students must complete with a grade of B or better 12 credits drawn from the following required courses: NURS 641H (4 cr.), Translating Research for Practice; NURS 704, Public Health Nursing (4 cr.); and NURS 705WH, Contemporary Leadership within Health Care Systems (4 cr.). Students complete regular assignments of these courses and pursue additional assignments through independent work, readings, and meetings with assigned faculty.
Students must successfully complete with a grade of B or better NURS 794, Special Topics: Honors Seminar, (1 cr.) second semester junior year; NURS 797, Honors Thesis, (1 cr.) first semester senior year; and NURS 797, Honors Thesis, (4 cr.) second semester senior year. These courses, self-directed learning experiences related to the student’s interests, are designed to help students acquire advanced knowledge and skills to undertake research or scholarly projects. Students must submit a project description to a faculty adviser at the beginning of the senior year. Students present the results of this study at the Ann Manchester Kelley Nursing Inquiry Day attended by the department faculty, students, and other interested members of the nursing community.
Carol Williams-Barnard, RN, PhD