Undergraduate Research

Begin your journey of discovery

You don’t have to wait until you’re in graduate school to start your career as a nurse-researcher. At the Indiana University School of Nursing, you can start exploring your research interests as an undergraduate—and you’ll have the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty researchers whose work is advancing nursing education and practice worldwide.

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Research opportunities for undergraduates

If you’re a student in the traditional track of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, you have the option of conducting a research project through the School of Nursing’s honors program.

As a student in the honors program, you’ll work with a faculty sponsor to develop a proposal for a research study, conduct the study, and write an article about it for publication in a scholarly journal.

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Get started

If you’re interested in conducting a research project through the honors program, your first step is to contact one of the faculty sponsors, Assistant Professor Amy Hagedorn Wonder or Associate Professor Deanna Reising.

IU nursing student Rebecca Serfass and her mentor, Assistant Professor Amy Hagedorn Wonder

Meet the researcher

Rebecca Serfass, BSN ’17

As a student in the School of Nursing, Rebecca Serfass worked with Assistant Professor Amy Hagedorn Wonder to conduct research on evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge acquisition in nursing students. Rebecca was selected for a poster presentation as a “Rising Star of Research and Scholarship” at the 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection Conference, and her manuscript will be published in the journal Nursing Education Perspectives.

This has been one of the most beneficial experiences of my entire student career. It’s allowed me to pursue my love of research while providing an invaluable opportunity for personal growth and professional development.

Rebecca Serfass, BSN ’17