Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Anyone have a student that did the nursing program and honors program?

readthetealeavesreadthetealeaves Registered User Posts: 287 Junior Member
Looking for feedback from parents of a student that did a direct nursing program and honors program. Are they mutually exclusive? Was it fairly easy to do? Was he or she able to take the classes required of the honors program along with the nursing requirements? Was it too stressful the clinical years? Any info would be helpful thank you

Replies to: Anyone have a student that did the nursing program and honors program?

  • CharlieschCharliesch Registered User Posts: 2,063 Senior Member
    edited October 17
    Honors programs varies greatly from college to college. Some may have many requirements (including taking tougher classes), while other programs may just offer more options and alternatives. Some honors programs have many benefits, while others do not.

    I imagine you can leave an honors program if you don't like it.
  • Banker1Banker1 Registered User Posts: 697 Member
    My freshman nursing student D decided to join Honors Program at SDSU. The requirements of this program are additional courses and so far she is able to do them along with completing nursing requirements. She came in with 33 semester credits from AP/DE and has been able to use to get out of required classes. Freeing up her schedule allowed her to insert the honors courses. She can weigh if she wants to continue for next year when clinicals start or simply drop the Honors program. At some schools Honors programs may afford students better courses, professors or higher priority registration. At SDSU a nursing adviser ensures all nursing students are registered in the courses they need so no priority registration is needed. One benefit she liked is living in the honors dorm. As mentioned, each school will be different with benefits weighed independently.
  • readthetealeavesreadthetealeaves Registered User Posts: 287 Junior Member
    Thank you @Charliesch and @Banker1 for your input.

    @Banker1 Did she consider the Nursing LLC dorm SDSU and pick the honors dorm or just knew she wanted honors? Her 33 semester credits seemed to make it possible to do the inserting. Good to know
  • CharlieschCharliesch Registered User Posts: 2,063 Senior Member
    edited October 18
    At large public universities, many honors programs are valuable to get smaller classes during your freshman year. Some honors programs offer housing in the best dorms and some offer merit scholarships or money for international study programs. Living in an honors dorm may be good for a nursing student who wants a more serious environment, vs some freshman dorms can be loud and distracting.
  • Banker1Banker1 Registered User Posts: 697 Member
    @readthetealeaves She said she knew right away that she'd prefer not to live in the nursing community. Her reasoning was that she would be surrounded by nursing students in her later classes anyway. Yes the AP/DE classes she took are coming up huge. She said her AP Eng got her out of RWS, and her AP Psych replaced a Psych class. Also her DE Poli Sci got her out of 2 classes so she was happy with that. She wishes she had taken AP Stats and not AP Calc. At any rate she feels good about next semester's schedule.
  • readthetealeavesreadthetealeaves Registered User Posts: 287 Junior Member
    @Charliesch yes, I have found that and was looking for some personal reflections to help look at all those differing variables. BTW how did your daughter like York nursing? We are looking at that school as well. Thanks!
  • readthetealeavesreadthetealeaves Registered User Posts: 287 Junior Member
    @Banker good to know. Thank you!
  • CharlieschCharliesch Registered User Posts: 2,063 Senior Member
    edited October 20
    Read: Yes, my daughter graduated from York College of PA and was very happy with the nursing courses, the science courses and the clinicals. She was not always happy with all of the other courses, but the stuff that matters worked out well. Some of the other required classes were not that challenging (such as the math class that was required for nurses), but that made it easier to concentrate on the very challenging nursing and science classes.
  • readthetealeavesreadthetealeaves Registered User Posts: 287 Junior Member
    Thanks again. So glad to hear the nursing and the stuff that matters worked Charliesch
  • Momof3kidzMomof3kidz Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    I think this really depends on the school. My daughter chose not to do the honors program. The extra required classes were not interesting to her and would have prevented her from getting a minor in psychology with her nursing degree. The honors degree would have been nice but she felt the minor would help her in her career.
  • CharlieschCharliesch Registered User Posts: 2,063 Senior Member
    edited October 22
    York College also did a great job at test prep. My daughter passed the nursing certification test in record time, on the first try. My wife couldn't figure out why she was home so early. (Once you have answered sufficient numbers of questions correctly, the computer tells you to go home).
  • readthetealeavesreadthetealeaves Registered User Posts: 287 Junior Member
    @Momof3kidz that is what I was wondering about. Some schools honors programs have set classes that might not go with nursing and be hard to fit in -it is a lot to devote to an already rigorous major

    That is great to hear about York @Charliesch
Sign In or Register to comment.