"If you can dream it, you can be it."
NUHP Scholars embody the school’s mission, “Care to Change the World.” The Nursing Undergraduate Honors Program provides a forum for highly motivated students to enhance their Penn education and graduate having challenged their own boundaries to achieve greater social awareness and capacity to reflect on their roles as nurses to achieve change.
The Nursing Undergraduate Honors Program (NUHP) fosters development of the next generation of nurse achievers – scholars, leaders, and researchers – through intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, and outstanding achievement.
Our program provides a forum for highly motivated students to amplify their Penn education and graduate having challenged their own boundaries to achieve greater social awareness and capacity to reflect on their roles as nurses to achieve change.
Intellectual curiosity and academic risk taking promotes responsibility for a larger intellectual world and fosters journeys of becoming more than you imagined as a person and a nurse. NUHP Scholars prepare to question the status quo and contribute to changing community, society, and the world.
NUHP links honors students with faculty mentors who are among the leading scholars and researchers, providing role models who are accomplished scholars and leaders in the field.
NUHP Scholars complete a special curriculum of small discussion based and interdisciplinary seminars throughout their experience. For details, review the NUHP Courses list.
Each semester, the Nursing Undergraduate Honors Program sponsors Honors Seminars, in which faculty (in the Fall semester) and upperclassmen NUHP Scholars (in the Spring semester) present their research to the School of Nursing during a lunchtime round table.
University Recognition and Visibility
NUHP rewards student accomplishment through recognition and awards in the School of Nursing (SON) and across the Penn campus promoting visibility of the intellectual and scholarly capacity of the SON.