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BSN Honors Options

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.

Currently, we have two levels of engagement through which students can earn the BSN-H degree. You can either complete an enriched honors curriculum program, or you can complete an honors thesis.

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 diploma.

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.

OCC: Out of Classroom Curriculum (10 goal areas- Leadership Development, Career Preparation, Communication Skills, Global/Cultural Awareness, Pitt Pride, Service to Others, Sense of Self, Wellness, Appreciation of the Arts, Initiative and Drive) -

Experiential credit: research, independent study, study abroad, etc.

Deadline Pitt Honors Joint Degree - January 15 (priority consideration- November 1)

Questions:  Matt Schultz (manager of recruitment) or 412-624-4621