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Nursing Honors Program

The UAB School of Nursing Honors Program provides unique experiential learning opportunities in research where students are introduced to basic research concepts and provided the opportunity to complete defined research activities as part of a faculty research team.

Students have the opportunity to explore the role and career path of a nurse scientist. All undergraduate nursing students are eligible to apply for admission to the Nursing Honors Program.

Students who successfully complete the Nursing Honors Program will receive a certificate of acknowledgement at the UAB Honors Convocation and will graduate “With Honors in Nursing.” Students completing both the UAB Honors Program and the School of Nursing Honors Program will graduate “With University Honors in Nursing.”

The Nursing Honors Program is supported by an endowed fund established by Celia A. Wallace in 2005 to honor Kristen Celia and Gerald Leon Wallace, Jr.


  • Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for acceptance into the Nursing Honors Program:
    • A minimum 3.4 GPA in BSN foundation courses.
    • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for all coursework completed.


  • To remain in the Nursing Honors Program, students must:
    • Maintain a minimum overall UAB GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.25 GPA in nursing coursework.
    • Complete the required six credit hours of Nursing Honors Program Courses (NUR 450, NUR 451, and NUR 452).


  • To apply for the Nursing Honors Program, applicants must:
    • Complete and submit the Honors Program Application Form.
    • Write a one-page essay on how participation in the Honors Program will contribute to achievement of your future professional goals.
    • Complete an interview with an Honors Program Selection Committee.


Allison Jones

Allison Jones


Nursing Honors Program Director