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Prelicensure Undergraduate Honors Program

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Departmental Honors

The Old Dominion School of Nursing is offering departmental honors to highly motivated and qualified students. The Honors curriculum in the School of Nursing reflects the school's commitment to scholarship, leadership, clinical practice and community service.


Students who are interested in receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing "With Honors" degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.5
  2. An application to the Nursing Honors Committee
  3. Completion of two required departmental courses: Research Honors, NURS 387 and Leadership Honors, NURS 487W.
  4. Completion of one capstone course (Nursing 491: Role Transition).The student will design a project in addition to the usual course requirements that will support Honors designation.
  5. Completion of a Community Service project. The student will discuss the topic with his/her Nursing Honors mentor.

Requirements for continuation in the program include completing the above courses and assignments and maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above throughout the program. Students are also expected to maintain a professional code of conduct at all times.

If you are interested in applying to the Nursing Honors Program, you must submit your application to the Nursing Honors Committee prior to enrolling in Nursing Research. A completed application and attached copy of your most recent transcript are required.(An "unofficial" copy of your transcript is acceptable.)Selections will be determined by the Nursing Honors Committee and announced via written notification/e-mail.