2528 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8522
Fax: (808) 956-3257
Dean: Rosanne Harrigan
Interim 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 Hawaii 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-masters 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 39 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 curriculum stresses critical thinking, creative
problem-solving, and peer and multi-professional collaboration with
orientation in inquiry-based learning.
The Department of Dental Hygiene offers the bachelor
of science in dental hygiene.
The School of Nursing supports the mission of the
University of Hawaii 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
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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii
State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing. 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.
Degrees and Certificates
Bachelors Degrees: BS in dental hygiene, BS
Masters Degree: MS in nursing
Doctoral Degree: PhD in nursing
Certificate Programs: Post-Masters
Certificate in Nursing
The School of Nursing is divided into the departments
of dental hygiene and nursing. Information regarding the requirements
for the degrees and certificates offered by the school can be found in
the respective departmental sections.
The master of science in nursing program is designed
to prepare nurses for advanced practice nursing or clinical systems
management. The program allows for the selection of elective courses
that prepare the graduate for teaching, administration, or public
health- related positions. The masters program provides the
foundation for doctoral study.
Areas of Concentration
The areas of concentration for the master of science
in nursing are advanced practice nursing and clinical systems
management. The advanced practice nursing curriculum prepares the nurse
for advanced practice in adult, family, gerontology, community mental
health, womens health, and child health. The clinical systems
management curriculum provides the student with the content and
practical experience needed to succeed in an administrative position in
todays competitive marketplace.
The PhD in nursing 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.