Nursing and Honors

The general education requirements for nursing students are the same as for other honors students. In order to easily complete them, it is recommended that nursing students take PSY101HON in the fall semester of their first year and REL101/1013HON in the spring of their first year.  In the attached schedule, there are seven courses marked with *H.  These represent the possibilities for taking general education honors courses within the NUR curriculum. (Note that for students who entered the honors program as incoming first-year students, REL101/103 MUST be taken as an HON course. This is designated by *HH in Spring 1 on the schedule.) 

For the Honors-enhanced-in-one's-major course (HEIOM), nursing students should enhance NUR474 in fall of their fourth year. This will permit NUR students to continue working on their thesis (begun previously in NUR450).

NUR450 – Research Process course (taken in the fall of the third year) will count as Honors Thesis I for NUR students. An Honors student must approach the instructor and make him or her aware that it is counting as the Honors Thesis I course. It is very likely that he or she will revise some of the requirements for that course for the NUR student.  NUR students taking NUR450 as HTI should inform the honors office so that the transcript can be properly adjusted to reflect HTI as having been taken.

NUR485 – Internship Capstone course (taken in the spring of the fourth year) will serve as the Honors Thesis II course. Again, NUR students taking NUR485 as HTII should inform the honors office so that the transcript can be properly adjusted to reflect HTI as having been taken.

The purpose of structuring the thesis in this way is to permit the student time to set up an experiment through HTI and carry it out during a placement. The HEIOM course permits the student to continue to work on the thesis during the time between HTI and HTII. This structure also permits the NUR student to take all other required NUR courses without having to take additional credits. 

Please reference the nursing four-year sample schedule for more information.