Additional information about NURSE


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 the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science 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 the 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 (with the understanding that the NURSE program does require a significant time commitment of approximately 35 hours per week of in-person or independent effort – please make sure that your schedule allows for fulfillment of program expectations)

Program Details


Anticipated June 1, 2020 - August 7, 2020 (10 weeks). Dates will be finalized in early 2020. Additionally, participants will be expected to present at the 2021 School of Nursing Research Day on April 17, 2021.


$2,500 (One-half paid upon the start of the program and one-half paid upon meeting successful midway-point program milestones.)

Application Deadline

February 28, 2020

Acceptance Notification

March 30, 2020

Interviews may be required.