Co-Curricular Opportunities for BSN Students

The Joan and Stanford Alexander Fellowship in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Pacesetter BSN students are invited to apply in their J2 semester for participation in a one-semester, two credit hour fellowship in their S1 semester. Five selected fellows will be awarded $2,500 each. Fellowship recipients will be able to demonstrate delivery of competent care for People with Disabilities – across the life span. The program includes:

  • Ninety (90) hours of clinical and enrichment activities fulfilled as independent study.
  • Fellows rotate through various primary, acute and community care sites while working with interdisciplinary professionals. 
  • Fellows will participate in multidisciplinary rounds and weekly conference activities.
  • Fellows will present clinical case studies during debriefing conferences.
  • Full-time student
  • 3.5 GPA
  • J2 in good standing at time of application
  • No withdrawals
  • Participation in a panel interview

For program details, see: Aims and Objectives (.pdf)

A program flyer is available here (.pdf)

Application deadline will be announced through an email generated by Student Affairs.

To apply today, complete and submit this Fellowship Application.

Questions? Contact program coordinator Allison P. Edwards, DrPH, MS, RN, CNE, 713-500-2133.

Ambassador Program

Led by senior faculty members, the Ambassador Program offers extracurricular mentorship and leadership development activities to selected senior BSN students in the Fall and Spring semesters who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. In addition to their course work, the Ambassadors spend the year prior to graduation mentored by faculty in order to learn and develop skills to help make them more successful in the workforce and to prepare them for leadership opportunities. Ambassadors are entitled to wear green recognition cords with their regalia at Commencement. To learn more about the program or to apply, contact Dr. Linda Brown.