Learn more about our residency options by making a selection below.
The purpose of the Teaching Residency is to enhance the expertise of students in the role of educator. Because students enter the program with differing prior experiences in the role of educator, the Teaching Residency is tailored to students’ individual learning needs. At the minimum, it is expected that students with no or minimal prior teaching experience will graduate with a beginning level of expertise in course planning, course evaluation, dealing with difficult student situations, test construction, paper assignment construction and grading, content delivery methods, and other aspects of the faculty teaching role. Students entering with more extensive teaching experience tailor their teaching residencies to enhance their expertise in these various areas.
The Teaching Residency is one semester in length and may be completed in any semester prior to graduation. The Teaching Residency (NURS 8900) is awarded 1 course unit (1.0 CU) of academic credit. It is graded Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) and is not counted toward the GPA. Students who receive a grade of “Unsatisfactory” will need to remediate the residency.
The Teaching Residency must include activities that exceed the routine work of a teaching assistant (TA). Activities that may occur during the Teaching Residency include:
- Serving as a TA with an additional focused project or role.
- Working with faculty on faculty teaching projects with a particular focused project or role
- Participating in curricular initiatives within the School of Nursing
- Taking additional coursework in teaching
- Participating in University programs for TAs through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
The purpose of the Research Residency is to enhance socialization to the role of the researcher. The Research Residency is one semester in length and may be completed in any semester prior to graduation. The Research Residency (NURS 8970) is awarded 1 course unit (1.0 CU) of academic credit. It is graded Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) and is not counted toward the GPA. Students who receive a grade of “Unsatisfactory” will need to remediate the residency.
Activities that may occur during the one semester Research Residency should include at least two of the following:
- Serving as a Research Assistant (RA) with a particular focused project
- Being a fellow on a T32 grant with a particular focused project or attendance at a series of research seminars (schedule to be submitted)
- Preparing an individual NRSA with focused mentoring by a Standing Faculty member
- Working with faculty on faculty research, including data-based publications, with focused duties and responsibilities.
- Attending Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research Seminars (schedule of topics to be submitted)
- Attending Faculty Seminar Series (schedule of topics to be submitted)
- Attending seminars throughout the University that are research-based (schedule of topics to be submitted)
- Participating in the review and critique of proposals during research center meetings (details of proposals reviewed to be submitted)