BSN Honors Options

Rising to Excellence

Earning the BSN-H Degree (University Honors College)

Choosing the BSN Scholars Track

Participating in the Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program

Earning the BSN Degree

By choosing to study at Pitt Nursing, you are on your way to the top of the nursing profession. We offer many ways to enhance your program of study, so that you can expand your skills, knowledge, and career opportunities. Employers are looking for those nurses who have gone above and beyond the traditional BSN program. These options permit students to experience research, participate in federally and foundation-funded research projects, and to work closely with the School of Nursing’s renowned faculty. Graduating students are even better positioned for the job market or to pursue graduate study at a world-class university.

 

Heather Rose describes her experiences with the Honors Program, and what she's gained by doing advanced courses.

 

 

 


Eleanor Turi, BSN '16, discusses what she learned from participating in honors work, and the research experience she gained at Pitt Nursing.

 

 

 

Want to be even more challenged by your degree program?  Learn more about the BSN-H degree program, offered jointly by the University Honors College and the School of Nursing. Includes completion of a research-based thesis, special campus-wide programming and learning opportunities, different housing options, and the BSN-H on the transcript and diplom

Want to undertake research projects, but not interested in completing a thesis? Then the School of Nursing’s Scholars Program might be a good fit for you. Students admitted to the Scholars Program get the chance to work closely with a faculty mentor on research activities ranging from proposal preparation to data collection to publications

The nursing field calls for professionals who understand how to validate and use the results of research in everyday practice. You can gain a deeper understanding of the research process by participating in the Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program.

BSN Honors FAQ

 

School of Nursing Scholars Program

University of Pittsburgh Honors College

Degree conferred

BSN

BSN-H*

Students may choose to participate in Honors College courses, but not earn the Honors degree

Admission Criteria

Must have a 3.5 GPA or better

Must have a 3.5 GPA or better

Coursework

Take honors courses; designated as honors courses on transcripts

Take honors courses; designated as honors courses on transcripts

Research

Undertake  mentored research

Undertake mentored research

Thesis

No thesis requirement but will complete an inquiry-based project

Thesis is required to earn the BSN-H degree

Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

Study with School of Nursing’s graduate faculty

Undertake research project, supervised by School of Nursing faculty

Focus on an area of individualized intellectual inquiry

Should you choose the thesis option (to earn the BSN-H), you will conduct research on a single topic suitable for the thesis.

Work one-on-one with faculty on research, publications, and conference presentations

Work one-on-one with faculty on research, publications, and conference presentations

Enroll for 6 credits in a focused research area

 

Special recognition in Pitt Nursing's graduation ceremony and program book

Special recognition in Pitt Nursing's graduation ceremony and program book

Participate in academically-enriched programming including seminars and lecture events hosted by the School of Nursing

Participate in academically-enriched programming including seminars and lecture events hosted by the Honors College

Special advising and a research mentor!

Special advising and a research mentor!

Upon successful completion, you are automatically nominated for membership in Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society

Upon successful completion, you are automatically nominated for membership in Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society