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    Oct 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Major, BS in Nursing – Honors Concentration


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Nursing Honors Program

The University of Tennessee’s Nursing Honors Program (NHP) includes academically enhanced nursing seminars, courses, and a scholarly project.

The NHP is designed to create an intellectual adventure and enhance the educational experience of high-achieving undergraduate nursing majors. Collaborative relationships with nursing faculty, academically enhanced nursing courses, and small-group seminars provide students with opportunities to develop a scholarly project and disseminate the findings at university, regional, and national forums. The program provides a strong foundation for baccalaureate students planning to pursue graduate education. The NHP complements university-level honors programs such as the Haslam Scholars and Chancellor’s Honors Programs.

Benefits

  • Build relationships with nurse scientists in the College of Nursing and have the opportunity to begin a unique and individual area of scholarship.
  • Receive recognition on your transcript that you have completed the honors program.
  • Earn an honors medallion to be worn during commencement.
  • Prepared for graduate education.

If students are requiring additional coursework for the Haslam Scholars and Chancellor’s Honors Programs, N482 Population Health will be modified to meet those criteria.

Admission Requirements

An invitation to apply to the NHP will be sent to full-time sophomore BSN students in the top 10% of their class by the NHP coordinator. To apply to the program, invited students need to:

  • Complete the Nursing Honors Program application by April 1 of their sophomore year
  • Submit a short essay.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member or UT instructor

Note: All students in the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars program are automatically eligible for the NHP provided they are in good academic standing. They must notify the NHP coordinator by April 1 of their sophomore year of their intent to participate in the NHP.

Students accepted into the program must remain in good academic standing, with a GPA of at least 3.5, and complete all Nursing courses with a minimum grade of B- or higher.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Honors Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 101 * 4 2.0 cumulative GPA
1Chemistry Sequence* 4 Enrolled in at least 12 hours
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
MATH 125  3  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117  3  
Term 2
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 ENGL 102 * with a grade of C or better
1Chemistry Sequence* 4 Enrolled in at least 12 hours
ENGL 102  3  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 3
CFS 210  3 3.2 cumulative GPA to begin upper division nursing courses
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3 BCMB 230  or EEB 240  with a grade of C or better
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 Enrolled in at least 12 hours
4EEB 240   4  
MICR 210  3  
Term 4
4BCMB 230   5 3.2 cumulative GPA to begin upper division nursing courses
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 NURS 201  with a grade of C or better
NURS 201   2 Enrolled in at least 12 hours
NUTR 100  3 All lower-division requirements fulfilled
PHIL 252  3  
Term 5
NURS 313S , NURS 314 , NURS 319 , NURS 331 , NURS 352 , NURS 388R   16 NURS 313S , NURS 314 , NURS 319 , NURS 331 , NURS 352  and NURS 388R  with grades of B- or better
Term 6
NURS 321 , NURS 353 , NURS 362S , NURS 363 . May take NURS 405 . 12-14 NURS 321 , NURS 353 , NURS 362S , NURS 363 , NURS 378R , and NURS 388R  with grades of B- or better
NURS 378R  and NURS 388R   4  
Term 7
NURS 411 , NURS 412 NURS 461 NURS 462S , and NURS 488R . 14-16 NURS 405 , NURS 411 , NURS 412 , NURS 461 NURS 462S  and NURS 488R  with a grade of B- or better. Apply to graduate.
Term 8
NRSP 495 , NURS 454 , NURS 482 , NURS 483S , NURS 496   13 NRSP 495 , NURS 454 , NURS 482 , NURS 483S NURS 488R , and NURS 496  with grades of B- or better
TOTAL 123  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Select sequence from CHEM 100 *-CHEM 110 *, CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 *, or CHEM 128 *-CHEM 138 *.
2 Chosen from the University General Education list .
3 Any course not already required for the major.
4 Transfer students need a total of at least 8 credit hours in anatomy and physiology.

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