Honors Accelerated Nursing Program

The Accelerated Honors Program is designed for students who enter the Honors College with 30 or more completed credit hours. The program includes a primary emphasis upon the completion of major requirements and the production of a final distinction project in six or fewer semesters.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  1. Completion of one of the following Honors elements:
    1. All first-time in college students, regardless of class standing, must complete UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar (2 cr.). This course satisfies the University’s First-Year Foundations General Education requirement and must be completed during the first semester of study;
    2. Transfer students and MSU students admitted to the Honors College after completing GEP 101 First-Year Foundations must complete 1 General Honors course or 1 Honors Experiential Learning course of their choice. Courses are offered in up to twenty academic disciplines.
  2. Concurrent enrollment in the following combination of courses:

    NUR 442 Community Health (6 cr.) + UHC 300 Honors Service Learning (1 cr.)
  3. Concurrent enrollment in the following combination of courses:

    NUR 487 (3 cr.) + UHC 398 Honors Undergraduate Research (1 cr.)
  4. Students must complete an additional 12 credits of honors course work in the Nursing major, including a minimum of 3 credits of UHC 499 Honors Distinction Project. Students may propose appropriate combinations of courses as follows:
    1. NUR TBD + NUR 499 Special Topics in Nursing-HONR
    2. NUR TBD + UHC 398 Honors Undergraduate Research
    3. UHC 499 Honors Distinction Project (3-4 cr.)

Students must complete a course and distinction project proposal under the guidance of a faculty member in the Nursing school. The proposal must be approved by the School Head for the major and by the Director of the Honors College before a student may register for honors course sections. Distinction proposals must be approved prior to the beginning of a student’s senior year.

The Honors Distinction Project must be submitted to the Honors College on the final day of classes prior to a student’s graduation.

Students who complete all Accelerated Honors Program requirements and earn a final institutional GPA of 3.25 or higher are eligible to graduate from the Honors College after they satisfy all other University degree requirements. Final transcripts and diplomas will include the notation "Bachelor of Science (with possible grade point honors such as cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude) in the Honors College with Distinction in Nursing."

In order to remain in good standing in the program, a student must maintain a 3.25 cumulative institutional GPA or higher and enroll in 12 or more credit hours per semester. Members should normally carry no more than two honors classes in any one semester .Students who complete the Accelerated Honors Program maintain good standing in the Honors College by maintaining a 3.25 cumulative institutional GPA until graduation.

The Director of the Honors College will review the academic progress of all students at the end of each semester. Students who do not 3.25 cumulative institutional GPA will be given one semester to achieve that level, provided it is mathematically possible. Students who cannot achieve a 3.25 cumulative institutional GPA or who fail to reach a 3.25 for two consecutive semesters will be ineligible to continue in the program. Students who are removed from the program may apply for readmission after one semester if their academic performance satisfies program requirements. Students who are removed from the program a second time are not eligible for readmission.