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Undergraduate Research Program

Explore what it's like to be a nurse scientist

The Undergraduate Research Program provides students who are interested in research with an opportunity to become involved in various aspects of the research process, while gaining the knowledge, skills and values required for successful graduate study. 

Program participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the research process,
  • Develop their own research interest, and to
  • Disseminate findings via poster presentation at a regional conference or publication in a student journal
  • Receive a project stipend (up to $1,500)
  • Meet and interact with leaders in the nursing research profession
  • Engage with faculty in small group settings
  • Work with faculty to complete meaningful research/scholarship

Apply now:
You can apply if you are currently enrolled in, or have successfully completed, Nursing 220. Students should plan to be enrolled in the nursing program during the subsequent academic year, have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and have a strong interest in nursing research and scholarship.

Selected students:

  • Each student will receive a plan, developed by the faculty mentor, outlining the research project and the student’s planned role in the project. Students must sign the plan and return by the due date. 
  • The student is required to meet with the faculty mentor at the start of the fall semester to begin work on the project.
  • Once the student has signed the plan and met with the faculty member the project stipend will be disbursed into the student’s MSU account.
  • Student will be required to produce either a journal article about the project for a student journal or a scientific poster submitted for presentation at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF).