School of Nursing
Founders Hall

Sue Costello
tel: 610-499-4211

Mary Baumberger-Henry, PhD, RN
Faculty Advisor, Honors Program
tel: 610-499-4217

Honors Program

The School of Nursing Honors Program provides academically talented and highly motivated nursing students with meaningful learning experiences that will prepare them to continuously learn, apply, and create new knowledge throughout their lifetimes.

Students spend class time cultivating critical thinking, learning skill in self-expression, and performing independent analysis of material. The program caters to students who are looking for a challenge and seek greater depth in their educational experiences above the basic requirements for the nursing degree.

The School of Nursing Honors Program provides opportunities for in-depth study and professional development, nurtures development as a nurse leader and/or educator, and prepares students for graduate school.

Learning Opportunities

Nursing honors students can:

  • Work with faculty in conducting research;
  • Mentor lowerclassmen;
  • Cultivate leadership through community service and involvement; and
  • Interact with faculty in small group settings

Designed for academically talented nursing students, the School of Nursing Honors Program complements the university's Honors Program in General Education (HPGE). Participation may be in addition to or independent of the university program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 3.2 cumulative GPA at the end of sophomore year;
  • 3.5 GPA in nursing major; and
  • Demonstration of critical thinking and communication skills, creativity, self direction, perseverance, and integrity.

To maintain status in the SONHP, the student must:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA;
  • Successfully complete all nursing courses with a B or better;
  • Actively participate in Honors activities, including meetings; and
  • Uphold professional nursing standards and the pursuit of excellence.