Disciplinary Honors in Nursing

Director: Marilyn Frenn, PH.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, FTOS, FAAN

Disciplinary Honors in Nursing in the MU Undergraduate Bulletin

Curriculum Requirements

6 credit hours are required to complete Disciplinary Honors in Nursing and/or the Comprehensive Honors degree. The following courses are required:

  • Statistics Course (3 credits)
  • NURS 3956H - Honors Nursing Pracitcum 1 (1 credit)
  • NURS 4965H - Honors Nursing Practicum 2 (1 credit)
  • NURS 4997H - Honors Senior Capstone (1 credit)

Additional Requirements

Students must achieve a 3.200 cumulative GPA and a 3.500 cumulative Nursing GPA in order to complete Nursing Disciplinary Honors and the Comprehensive Honors degree. Students must earn a grade of C or better in a course for it to count toward the Comprehensive Honors degree.

Honors students are expected to actively engage in all activities of the program, including:

  • ‚ÄčParticipate in ongoing research activities with faculty mentor throughout the duration of the honors program.
  • Actively disseminate scholarly work through publication, publication, presentations and participation in local research conferences such as Building Bridges (Nursing research conference in Southeastern WI).
  • Attend all honors programs meetings.
  • Maintain honors designation, including minimum GPA requirements and adherence to the MUCN academic and professional code of conduct.

Eligibility and Application

Sophomores with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 are eligible to apply to the program; the Disciplinary Honors Program in Nursing Committee selects a limited number of applicants. The program is structured to be completed over the last four semesters of a student's academic career. Students must maintain a 2.000 cumulative GPA in order to complete Nursing Disciplinary Honors.

The application requires each applicant to submit a 300-500 word personal statement addressing why they would like to participate in Disciplinary Honors and what type of research they are interested in.