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Research Honors Program for MSN: Entry into Nursing Practice Students

Students aspiring to learn more about nursing research have the opportunity to engage in research with experienced scientists on an ongoing research project. No previous experience in research in required.


  • Promote intellectual growth among a diverse group of highly motivated students who aspire to learn more about nursing research
  • Engage students in the ongoing research of SON faculty
  • Create an atmosphere that fosters an appreciation of research and its value to nursing

Admission Criteria

  • Successful completion of the first semester with GPA ≥ 3.75
  • Well-articulated essay addressing current interest and prior experience in research (if any)
  • Performance during in-person interview
  • Match with faculty research mentor
  • No participation in other structured enrichment programs such as the Fuld Program or Birth Companions.

Curriculum Requirements

  • Research Elective (1 credit per semester) - Topical seminars to broaden exposure to nursing research
  • Research practicum working on faculty mentor’s program of research for a minimum of 3 hours per week.
  • Completion of a mini-research project and report of the results in a moderated scientific poster session.


  • Full-time JHU faculty with ongoing research and expressed interest in participating in the program.


Tentative Timetable
Application DeadlineApril 10, 2017
In-person InterviewsApril 18-28, 2017
Notification of Successful Candidates (via email)May 15, 2017
Research ElectiveSummer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018
Research Project CompleteEnd of Summer 2018

For more information or to submit your application contact Dr. Jerilyn Allen.