Additional information about NURSE


Students will be placed with a UB School of Nursing faculty member to train with their research team. Training will take place in-person. This experience may include attending seminars with UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science 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 an entryway 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 a PhD degree in nursing science (in the not too distant future) at UB School of Nursing
  • Staying in Buffalo for the summer, with the understanding that the NURSE program does require a significant time commitment of approximately 30 hours per week of in-person or independent effort – please make sure that your schedule allows for fulfillment of program expectations.

Program Details


June 3, 2024 - August 9, 2024. Additionally, participants will be expected to present at the 2024 School of Nursing Research Day in Spring 2025. Please send an email indicating interest/intention to apply to as soon as possible but before March 29, 2024. Completed applications are due April 22, 2024.”



Interviews may be required.