The Research Honors Program, begun in 2005 with an initial cohort that saw only eight students complete the program, today can’t keep students away.
The program has placed 44 new research honors students out of the class that entered the baccalaureate program in September 2013, almost a third of the class and the largest group enrolled in the enrichment program to date, says Jerilyn Allen, ScD, RN, associate dean for research and director of the program.
Research Honors Program members learn the entire research process—from writing the initial proposal, to conducting the research, to reporting the results. Over three semesters, students carry out a research project under the mentorship of a faculty member. The goal: to foster an appreciation of research and its value to the nursing profession.
“I continue to be amazed at the quality, enthusiasm, and sophistication of these students,” says Allen. “They encourage me about the future of our profession.”
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