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BSN Honors Program

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Honors Program provides the foundation for high-achieving undergraduate nursing majors to develop skills as scholars in developing nursing science, advancing research and preparing for graduate education. 

As a new initiative, the inaugural BSN honors class was selected from students entering the Fall 2020 Traditional BSN cohort from the Bryan-College Station campus. We envision this program expanding and becoming available to eligible students entering both the Traditional and Second- Degree BSN degree tracks.  

Once admitted into the BSN Honors Program, students are matched with a mentor to discover the research process as a prelicensure undergraduate and successfully complete a poster, presentation or publication related to their research work under the guidance of their mentor prior to graduation. 

  • Pre-nursing cumulative GPA of 3.75
  • Strong academic skills as evidenced by minimum grades of B in all science and math prerequisite courses
  • Strong writing skills demonstrated in response to Honors prompt
  • Evidence of service to those in need

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

  • Take Honors seminars in addition to standard pre-licensure curriculum to explore a research topic of interest to the individual student (18 credit hours)
  • Attend all Honors program meetings and seminars.
  • Produce an honors project demonstrating research skills in nursing or health sciences under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
  • Actively disseminate scholarly work through publication or presentations.
  • Maintain Honors designation, including minimum GPA of 3.5, adhere to the Texas A&M University Core and Honor Code and follow the Nurse’s Code of Professional Conduct.

  • Work directly with a faculty mentor on meaningful health science research.
  • Develop emerging scholar skills in inquiry, academic writing and knowledge dissemination.
  • Engage with other scholars in small group seminars.
  • Attend professional meetings and presentations by renowned researchers.

Students who successfully complete the Nursing Honors Program will be recognized in the following ways:

  • Denotation on official university transcript.
  • Texas A&M University honors medallion.
  • Listed in the School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony program.
  • Formal recognition with an honors cord at the School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony.
  • Invited to attend Texas A&M University Honors Recognition Ceremony (Spring semester).
  • All students successfully fulfilling Honors Program requirements will be invited to join Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

BSN Honors Program Application

The application cycle is now closed.


Contact our program coorditnator:

Angela Mulcahy-Spence, PhD, RN, CMSRN, CHSE

Clinical Associate Professor
BSN Honors Program Coordinator
BSN Program Coordinator