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GENERAL INFORMATION
ACADEMIC UNITS
COURSES
PERSONNEL
REFERENCE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Message From the President 2
The University of Hawai'i 5
Calendar 6-7
Undergraduate Education 8-
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UHM General Education Core and Graduation Requirements 23-
27
Graduate Education 28-
45
Student Life 46-
58
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid 59-
69
Degrees and Certificates 70-
71

ACADEMIC UNITS

Architecture 72-
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Arts & Sciences, AMST-IT 77-
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Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
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Business Administration 176-
185
Education
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207
Engineering 208-
216
Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies 217-
225
Health Sciences and Social Welfare 226
Interdisciplinary Programs 227-
233
Law 234-
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Medicine 237-
255
Nursing 256-
266
Ocean and Earth Science and Technology 267-
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Outreach College 285-
288
Public Health 289-
292
ROTC Programs 293-
294
Social Work
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297
Travel Industry Management 298-
303
Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 304-
324
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units  478-
483

COURSES

Overview 325
A - E 326-
379
F - N 379-
427
O - Z 427-
477

PERSONNEL

Administration 484-
485
Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
Faculty 486-
510
Emeriti Faculty 511-
517
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units Staff 518-
527

REFERENCE

Appendix 528-
532
Glossary 533-
535
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School of Nursing
Admission Requirements

To be admitted, applicants must meet the requirements of both the Graduate Division and the graduate student affairs committee of the School of Nursing. Requirements for the School of Nursing include the following:

1. A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from an NLN or CCNE-accredited program;

2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate nursing courses;

3. Statistics course;

4. A basic research course or equivalent; and 

5. Interview with a specialty adviser. 

6. For international students, TOEFL scores must be 580 or above. 

Documentation Requirements 

1. A curriculum vitae or résumé;

2. Two completed reference forms (one from a former faculty member and one from an agency supervisor); and 

3. A sample of professional writing or a well written one- or two-page paper discussing an issue relating to nursing, health, or clinical practice.

Admission to Clinical Courses 

1. Current Hawai'i licensure to practice professional nursing; 

2. A current CPR certificate from an approved American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (health provider level BLS course);

3. Liability and malpractice insurance with a minimum coverage of $1 million per incident, $3 million aggregate (coverage is purchased through the school); 

4. Immunizations and other procedures and tests as required by clinical agencies; and 

5. Health insurance

Admission Procedures

Two separate application forms must be completed: the Graduate Division application form and the School of Nursing application form. The Graduate Division application form and, official transcripts, must be sent directly to:

Graduate Division Admissions Office
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2540 Maile Way, Spalding 353B
Honolulu, HI 96822

The School of Nursing application form is available in the Office of Student Services, Webster 201. The completed form and all other admission materials must be sent directly to:

School of Nursing
Office of Student Services
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster 201
Honolulu, HI 96822

Completed applications are first screened by the Graduate Division Admissions Office; only applications of students who meet the minimum requirements are forwarded to the School of Nursing for comprehensive review by the school's graduate faculty. The school then makes a recommendation to the Graduate Division to either admit the student or deny admission. 

Applications are accepted for the fall semester only. The application forms and supporting documents must be received at the designated offices by March 1. Students are admitted to a particular specialty area within the school for the following fall semester.

Post-Master's Certificate

After completing an MS degree program, students may select to enroll in the post-master's certificate option. This certificate permits students with an MS in nursing or an MPH with a major in nursing to pursue clinical course work in a second nursing specialty.

PhD Degree

The PhD in nursing program prepares scholars who are capable of conducting culturally appropriate clinical scholarship to improve the health of a diverse society and teaching in nursing educational programs, especially those with minority student populations. 

Academic advisers will be selected from the graduate faculty based on students' area of research interest. The program requires 46 credits of post-master's course work plus a dissertation. Two core areas make up the program of study: (1) Knowledge Development and Clinical Scholarship and (2) Nursing Education. Electives and support courses make up the remainder of the course work. The PhD program requires a minimum of two years of full-time study plus one year to complete the dissertation. Part-time study is also available. The part-time pathway will be individualized based on how quickly the student is able to progress. 

The nursing education component of the program prepares students to teach in nursing programs with a diverse student body. The nursing education courses (8 credits) are NURS 745 Creative Learning Strategies for Adults, NURS 747 Curriculum Development, and NURS 748 Supervised Practicum in Teaching.

The knowledge development and clinical scholarship component of the program prepares students to conduct culturally appropriate research in nursing. Substantive nursing content is acquired through the disciplinary knowledge sequence of courses. In the clinical scholarship sequence, students develop skills in methods, design, and measurement in both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The knowledge development and clinical scholarship courses (26 credits) are NURS 739 Advanced Nursing Science, NURS 741 Quantitative Methods & Measures, NURS 742 Qualitative Methods & Measures, NURS 751 Evidence Based Nursing Practice I, NURS 761 Evidence Based Nursing Practice II, NURS 777 Nursing Research Practicum I, NURS 778 Research Practicum II, and two advanced statistics courses to meet the specific research focus of the student. 

Electives and support courses, such as NURS 650 Complementary and Traditional Care, comprise an additional 12 credits for a total of 46 credits of course work. 

The master's course in nursing sequencing and core courses have been designed to allow seamless progression from MS to PhD. Since BS graduates already meet the MS curriculum requirements, graduates of the UHM School of Nursing should also have a seamless progression from the BS to the PhD. 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the requirements of both the Graduate Division and graduate admissions committee of the School of Nursing. Requirements for the School of Nursing include the following:

1) BS or MS from an NLN or CCNE accredited program;
2) GPA of 3.0 or above; 
3) Interview with the graduate faculty; and
4) Positive recommendation from the graduate student affairs committee.
5) For international students, TOEFL scores must be 580 or above. 

Documentation Requirements
1) Curriculum vitae or résumé;
2) Three references; and
3) A scholarly paper.

Requirements for Clinical Scholarship
1) Current Hawai'i RN or APRN license;
2) Current CPR certificate from an approved American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support;
3) Liability and malpractice insurance;
4) Immunizations and other procedures;
5) Health insurance.

Application Procedures

Two separate application forms must be completed: the Graduate Division application and the School of Nursing application form. The Graduate Division application form and official transcripts must be sent directly to: 

Graduate Division Admissions Office
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2540 Maile Way, Spalding 353B
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822

The School of Nursing application form is available in the Office of Student Services, Webster 201. The completed form and all other admission materials must be sent directly to: 

School of Nursing 
Office of Student Services
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster 201
Honolulu, HI 96822

Completed applications are first screened by the Graduate Division Admissions Office. Only applications of students who meet the minimum requirements are forwarded to the School of Nursing for comprehensive review by the school's graduate faculty. The school then makes a recommendation to the Graduate Division to either admit the student or deny admission

Applications are accepted for the fall semester only. The application forms and supporting documents must be received at the designated office by March 1.


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