Honors in Discipline
The College of Nursing Honors-in-Discipline (HID) program includes a collection of academically-enhanced nursing courses, seminars and a research thesis directed by a College of Nursing faculty member. The research thesis focuses on an area of student-faculty collaborative interest and could result in a publishable manuscript or presentation at a professional meeting.
- A specially designed, in-depth, hands-on honors curriculum in nursing discipline
- An Honors-in-Discipline Coordinator for each program
- Participation in undergraduate research and creative activity in their field, including completion of the year-long Senior Honors Thesis project and opportunities to receive funding to present their research at academic conferences
- Opportunity to become eligible for Honors-in-Discipline scholarships
- Priority Registration
- 24/7 access to an HID computer lab, study room, and classroom in Yoakley Hall
- Participation in Honors College events
- Honors graduation, medallion, and transcript recognition
The Honors-in-Discipline Opportunity
- The College of Nursing Honors-in-Discipline program provides additional nursing education and research opportunities to academically talented students. The collaborative relationships with nursing faculty, the academically-enhanced nursing courses and small group seminars provide students with opportunities to develop a research study and present the findings during University and regional research forums. The HID program also provides a strong foundation for baccalaureate students who plan to pursue graduate education.
- Tennessee residents who participate in the College of Nursing HID program compete for a limited number of scholarships covering tuition and fees for the duration of the HID program (up to 8 semesters including APS support), contingent on maintaining program eligibility. These scholarships are awarded by the Honors College, not the College of Nursing.
- Out-of-state students who participate in the College of Nursing HID program are eligible to receive an out-of-state waiver, contingent on maintaining program eligibility.
- HID students who receive a scholarship must enroll for at least 15 credit hours per semester.
- HID scholarships have no work requirement.
The ETSU College of Nursing Undergraduate Program has determined that all applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the Honors-in-Discipline program and to remain in good standing:
- Enrollment in the first semester of nursing courses (Pre-Nursing courses are not considered Nursing courses)
- An overall college GPA of at least 3.2
How to Apply
Interested undergraduate nursing students must apply for the ETSU College of Nursing Honors-in-Discipline program by November 1 or March 1 each year. The application form is available here: HID Application.
Complete the application and either 1) print the application and deliver to Dr. Kim Sell's office, 2-211 Nicks Hall OR 2) e-mail the application by attaching and sending to firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Kim Sell, HID Coordinator at 423-439-4604 or email@example.com