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The Honors College offers a specialized Honors upper-level curriculum for College of Nursing students. This curriculum guides students through high-level research in the science of nursing.

Benefits of an Honors Nursing Diploma

  • An opportunity to work within a tightly-knit community of high-achieving nursing students
  • Excellent preparation to pursue graduate work in nursing
  • The ability to become a leader and contribute to research that changes nursing practice

The UAH Honors Nursing Program helps students to...

  • Develop an original research study on a topic about which student is passionate.   
  • Carry out research under the direction of a faculty member
  • Create oral presentations, posters, and publications to disseminate research findings
  • Write grant applications and potentially receive funding for research study

Honors Nursing Curriculum

Honors students in Nursing have the option of completing the full 24 hour Honors Diploma or a 12 hour Honors Certificate.

The specialized Honors Nursing courses are:

NUR 307 prepares students to select a research topic, develop a research question, and secure a relationship with a nurse researcher who will serve as a research adviser. This course is taught in a seminar format.

NUR 415 develops research methodology, helps students collect data, and leads students to engage in preliminary data analysis. Students will have close access to expert researchers in the field.

NUR 407 guides students through data collection, data analysis, development or results, and thesis completion. Dissemination of results in a public setting is a priority goal for students taking this course.  

Early Promotion into UAH Nursing Program (EPNP)

EPNP guarantees a slot in upper-division nursing courses to highly-qualified nursing students who enter UAH as freshmen and declare nursing as their major. To keep this guaranteed slot, students must take all lower-division nursing courses and meet certain requirements listed on the College of Nursing website. 

Because EPNP students are also eligible to enroll in the UAH Honors College, it is expected that students will apply for and enroll in the Honors College as well. 

See the College of Nursing website for more information.


Honors Capstone Nursing Guide