Honors programs: Current perspectives for implementation

Fidelindo Lim, Noreen Nelson, Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, Ann Margaret Navarra, Larry Z. Slater

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The changing demographics of the nursing workforce, including large numbers of impending retirements, highlight the need for innovative programs to attract the next generation of nursing leaders, educators, and researchers. Nursing honors programs provide an enhanced educational experience for high-achieving and highly motivated students, developing them as future nursing leaders. This review describes the current perspectives, characteristics, and values of nursing honors programs, opportunities for implementation, and recommendations for integration within nursing education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-102
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Educator
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016


  • Academic achievement
  • Honors education
  • Nursing curriculum
  • Nursing honors program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN


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