Optional Independent Study Opportunities

Tamar Libicki (BSN, 2011) at the May 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium at Mary Gates Hall, UW Seattle

In addition to the Nursing courses and required non-Nursing electives required for the Nursing major, several other courses are available as optional elective credits. These courses are meant to offer the student an opportunity to pursue a particular interest in more depth. The optional electives available in recent years have been the following courses:

  • B NURS 498, Special Projects in Nursing
  • B NURS 499, Undergraduate Research.

B NURS 498 and 499 are available every quarter, for variable credit from 1-12 credit hours. To enroll in one of these courses, a student must design a project or research topic in collaboration with a nursing faculty member; the number of credits will be negotiated between student and instructor. Course guidelines and sample contracts are available.

Some students who do B NURS 498 projects over multiple quarters with a faculty member may decide to participate in an undergraduate research symposium, such as the Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW Seattle. The photo above is of Tamar Libicki (BSN, 6/2011) displaying her poster of her two-quarter project with Dr. Andrea Kovalesky called Fiber Arts in Contemporary Healthcare at the May 2011 UW Seattle Symposium.