Honors Research Program

NOTE: The CON Honors Research Program has been paused for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Please check this page for future updates.

Learn more about a career as a nurse scientist

This is an exciting opportunity for any student interested in learning more about research and the role of a nurse scientist.


This innovative program offers students one-on-one time with dedicated faculty members who have proven success in nursing research. Students are mentored through the research process while conducting their own independent study. They participate in a variety of professional development and learning activities to further explore the role of a PhD prepared nurse scientist. In addition, students are given opportunities to interact with a diverse group of health professions students across colleges at UNMC, present their work at national conferences, earn a stipend for their work, and receive special recognition at graduation.

Program details

Major Points of Consideration

Program Overview


Credit Load: 4 total

Application Requirements & Procedures

Admission Requirements

Application Procedures

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If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact Dr. Breanna Hetland at 402-559-5460 or breanna.hetland@unmc.edu.  If you would like more about this program from previous students, click here.

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