2528 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8522
Fax: (808) 956-3257
Dean: Rosanne Harrigan
Associate Dean: Bee Molina Kooker
The School of Nursing offers programs to prepare students for careers in nursing and dental hygiene primarily for the state of Hawai'i and the Pacific Basin.
The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the bachelor of science, master of science and PhD in nursing degrees and a post-master's certificate in nursing. The undergraduate nursing program provides two options: (a) the bachelor of science degree pathway, which admits students in the sophomore year in nursing, following completion of a minimum of 40 credit hours of the General Education Core requirements and nursing prerequisite courses in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and (b) the RN to BS pathway, which allows entry after completion of the AS degree or diploma in nursing.
The program leading to the master of science in nursing degree prepares the student for advanced practice nursing or clinical systems management. The program leading to the PhD in nursing prepares visionary scholars who are capable of conducting culturally appropriate clinical scholarship and teaching in nursing educational programs.
The Department of Dental Hygiene offers the bachelor of science in dental hygiene.
The School of Nursing supports the mission of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa: to provide an environment in which faculty and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will help ensure the survival of the present and future generations with improvement in the quality of life. The school is committed to the following:
1. Educating qualified men and women in the disciplines of nursing and dental hygiene;
2. Using learning approaches that are appropriate to the needs of students and facilitating achievement of health outcomes within the diverse communities of the state of Hawai'i and the Pacific Basin;
3. Advancing knowledge through research; and
4. Designing and implementing nursing and dental hygiene services.
The nursing program is accredited by the Hawai'i State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.* The nursing program has also received preliminary approval by the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The dental hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association.
*National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway - 33rd Floor, New York City, NY 10006. Phone: (800) 669-1656
Degrees and Certificates
Bachelor's Degrees: BS in dental hygiene, BS in nursing
Master's Degree: MS in nursing
Doctoral Degree: PhD in nursing
Certificate: Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing
2445 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8821
Fax: (808) 956-5707
C. Kuba, RDH, MEd (Chair)-dental hygiene
A. Akamine, RDH, BEd-dental hygiene
P. Fujimoto, RDH, DDS-oral pathology
D. Fukuda, RDH, MPH-dental hygiene
K. Katsura, RDH, BS-dental hygiene
J. Omori, RDH, MPH-dental hygiene
A. Ogawa, RDH, DMD-dental radiology
G. Richardson, RDH, MPH-dental hygiene
T. Tamai, RDH, MPH, JD-dental hygiene
C. Tom, DDS-periodontology
W. Wakai, RDH, DMD-dental materials
L. Wong, DDS-oral histology
L. Yamada, DDS-periodontology
Degree Offered: BS in dental hygiene
The Academic Program
Dental hygiene (DH) is the study of the integrated services rendered to patients by a licensed dental hygienist. Students majoring in dental hygiene can become licensed professionals who offer preventive, educational, and therapeutic services for the control of oral diseases and the promotion of optimum oral health.
The dental hygiene program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is the only one in the state. It offers the educational preparation required by dental hygienists to provide oral health care and education to the people of Hawai'i, the continental United States, and the Pacific.
Students completing the bachelor of science in dental hygiene qualify for admission to the national and state board dental hygiene examinations for licensure to practice dental hygiene under the supervision of dentists in dental offices and in public health and other dental hygiene settings.
The bachelor of science in dental hygiene maximizes the opportunity for students to continue their education. It offers professional training to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills, as well as a foundation for personal and professional development and opportunities for admission to graduate work.
The dental hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental
Students interested in the dental hygiene program are encouraged to arrange a counseling session with dental hygiene faculty members.