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Nursing Honors Program

The Clemson University School of Nursing honors program is an opportunity for top achieving scholars to make the most of their time in the nursing program. The mission of this program is to advance evidence-based nursing practice through distinction in nursing education, leadership, research and knowledge dissemination. This program offers all the benefits of being a Calhoun Honors College student while participating in a first-rate undergraduate nursing program. There are many benefits of being a nursing honors student.

  • You engage in exciting research in an area of your choice with some of the best professors at Clemson available to serve as your mentor.
  • You can take advantage of priority registration within the School of Nursing so you can take classes with the instructors of your choice.
  • Honors students can choose either their unit or facility for their senior practicum.
  • Honors classes stimulate learning by utilizing small class sizes, individualized teaching and engaging lesson plans.
  • You will be distinguished from other undergraduate nursing students to help you as you apply for jobs or graduate schools.
  • You will be eligible for funding available to students in the Calhoun Honors College, including:
    • Conference Travel Fund
    • Departmental Honors Research Grants
    • Educational Enrichment Travel Grants
  • You will have the option to live in Holmes Hall, the honors living-learning community available to freshman.
Clemson University Nursing Honors Program

These are just some of the great opportunities made available to those who decide to join the honors college. The aim of our program is to be a nationally prominent nursing honors program that prepares graduates to be innovators in nursing education, practice and research. This preparation allows our students to transform the health of individuals worldwide. If you are interested in advancing your personal and professional goals and becoming involved with some of the best students and professors within the School of Nursing, then apply today.

Please note: The Clemson University School of Nursing honors Program accepts applications from students who are about to enter as incoming freshmen or students who are about to begin their junior year level of nursing classes. For more information or further questions please contact Dr. Nancy Meehan at

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Nancy K. Meehan
Associate Professor
439 Edwards
(864) 656-5508

Kristin Goodenow
Academic Advising Center
309 Edwards
(864) 656-5495