NURSE: Nursing Undergraduate Research Summer Experience

This mentored 10-week summer research experience provides hands-on research experience for UB students who are interested in nursing careers with a strong emphasis in research.


Students will be placed with a UB School of Nursing faculty member to train with their research team. This experience also includes attending seminars with UB's Medical School summer research program, providing an opportunity for interprofessional collaboration.

Meaningful, collaborative research projects, designed in conjunction with a faculty mentor, will match each student's interests and abilities with the needs of the research group. This award is designed as a prelude to pursuing a nursing degree and offers exposure to high caliber research in order to assist students in deciding if an academic career in nursing is right for them. At the end of the program, students will be better positioned to pursue an academic degree in nursing if they wish to do so.

Students are placed based on research interests and availability.


  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
  • Completed at least one academic year (full-time equivalent) at UB
  • GPA: 3.5 or higher
  • Current UB School of Nursing undergraduate student or plans to apply for either the traditional or accelerated BS programs to become a registered nurse
  • Plans to undertake an advanced degree (DNP, PhD, MS in Leadership) in nursing science (in the not too distant future) at UB School of Nursing
  • Staying in Buffalo for the summer

Important Details

  • Program Dates - TBA PLUS a poster presentation on TBA [10 weeks]
  • Award - $2,500.00
  • Application Deadline - February 23, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification - March 30, 2018
  • Interviews may be required 

Apply for the 2018 NURSE Program

Please complete the following online application for the 2017 NURSE program. More information on this exciting opportunity will be forthcoming in the Spring semester.

For more information, contact:

Steven Lamkin

Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

101 B Wende Hall

Phone: 716-829-3972


Program Director:

Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA

Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Endowed Professor; Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship; Associate Professor

101 C Wende Hall

Phone: 716-829-2015