*M. Boland, DrPH (Dean)—nursing workforce, health policy
Emeritus FacultyB. Kooker, DrPH—nursing administration
J. Lum, PhD—pediatrics
R. Ryburn, DrPH—pediatrics, complementary care
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
K. Alexander, MSN—patient safety, performance improvement
Degrees and Certificate Offered: BS in nursing, MS in nursing, DNP, PhD in nursing and Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing
The Academic Program
The Department of Nursing's undergraduate program provides the bachelor of science degree pathway, which admits students directly from high school and following completion of general education and nursing prerequisite courses in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
The master of science (MS) in nursing degree program prepares the student for advanced practice as a nurse practitioner in family, adult-gerontology, and child health; clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric-mental health and adult health; nursing executive practice; and advanced public health. A Masters Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) admits students with bachelors degrees in non-nursing areas. The master's program provides the foundation for doctoral study.
The Department of Nursing offers the Post-Master's Certificate for nurses who already have a master's degree in nursing but wish to acquire expertise in another specialty.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed as a professional (practice) doctorate integrating evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership to prepare experts in specialized advanced nursing practice. The PhD in nursing prepares nursing scholars with particular strength in culturally appropriate clinical research aimed at improving the health of people in diverse societies and to teach in nursing education programs, especially those with minority student populations.
A variety of technologies are used in distance education including videoconferencing, HITS, web-based methods, or a combination of technologies. The DNP and PhD degree programs are offered online (web-based) with face-to-face intensive sessions once a year.
For further information, contact the school's Office of Student Services at (808) 956-8939 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All policies and procedures that apply to UH Manoa students apply to students enrolled in distance learning opportunities.
Student and Faculty Awards
Each graduating class recognizes an outstanding faculty educator and graduating students who have made significant contributions in service, research, leadership, and professionalism. Academic excellence is also recognized by an award to the student with the highest grade point average.
The nursing programs are accredited by the Hawai'i State Board of Nursing, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education1.
1 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120, phone: (202) 887-6791
Criminal Background Checks And Drug Testing
Hospitals and other clinical agencies require a criminal background check and drug testing of students in order to meet their hospital accreditation (JCAHO) requirements. The Department of Nursing will not be collecting this information. It is the student's responsibility to provide this information to the clinical facilities, if requested.
The following statement has been issued by the UH Legal Council:
"It is the responsibility of the student to satisfactorily complete affiliated hospital background checks and drug testing requirements in accordance with procedures and timelines as prescribed by the affiliated hospital. Nursing students are required to complete UH prescribed academic requirements that involve clinical practice in a UH-affiliated hospital setting with no substitution allowable. Failure of a student to complete the prescribed UH nursing clinical practice in a UH-affiliated hospital shall be deemed as not satisfying nursing academic program requirements."
If the requirements set forth by the hospital are not met by the individual student, the university is not responsible to provide a substitute clinical facility or clinical experience. Therefore, refusal of a hospital or clinical facility to allow a student in their clinical facility due to negative information will result in the student not being allowed to continue in the nursing program.
Office of Student Services
Potential applicants are highly encouraged to attend an informational session at least one semester prior to the semester for which they intend to apply to the program. All current nursing students are invited to meet with the pre-nursing advisor regarding their progress toward the admission and degree.
Preparation for Graduation
Students are advised to check with the academic advisor to make sure that all requirements are met at least two semesters before the scheduled graduation date.
An application for graduation form is completed and signed by the student and the advisor. The advisor submits the signed Application for Degree form to the UH Manoa Office of the Registrar by the third week of the graduation semester. Then the student goes on-line to their MyUH portal account to pay the graduation fee.
Diplomas for graduate and undergraduate students can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar, Queen Lili'uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 010, 10 weeks after graduation. A request to mail the diploma may be filed at the Office of the Registrar.
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
Upon graduation from the bachelor of science program, the school certifies and submits the names of graduating students to the Hawai'i Board of Nursing, which qualifies them to take the NCLEX-RN exam. The school's Office of Student Services is available to assist with the application process. Application forms are available at www.state.hi.us/dcca/pvl. There are no specific filing deadlines.
Students who wish to take nursing licensing boards in another state must contact that state's board of nursing directly. Addresses of state boards of nursing are available from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing via the web at www.ncsbn.org/contactbon.htm.
For career and leadership development, it is important for students to become active in student and professional organizations. There are several student organizations at UH Manoa.
Student Nurses Organization
All undergraduate nursing students can participate in the Student Nurses Organization (SNO). The organization provides an opportunity for students to develop professional identity and leadership skills. Students express their interests and opinions in an open forum. This student organization makes recommendations regarding policies to the various committees within the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. The Student Nurses Organization is responsible for the coordination of various activities for nursing students. It also offers an opportunity for students to socialize with each other and create mentoring relationships.
National Student Nurses’ Association
The National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) acts as the voice of nursing students on the national level. NSNA contributes to nursing education in order to provide the highest-quality health care. It helps nursing students keep in touch with fundamental and current professional interests and become active, responsible, and professional nurses. NSNA is part of the American Nurses' Association; the Hawai'i Student Nurses' Association is the local chapter of the NSNA.
Sigma Theta Tau
Sigma Theta Tau is the international honor society in nursing that promotes excellence in academic scholarship, research, and clinical nursing. Students must be nominated to become a member. The Gamma Psi Chapter is the UH Manoa chapter of the honor society.
High School Direct Entry into Nursing Program
This Baccalaureate Nursing program pathway provides for direct admission to nursing. It includes 1 year of pre-nursing courses followed by 3 years of nursing and core classes. Students who complete the degree are eligible to take the RN licensure examination (NCLEX-RN).
During their first year, students will join an intensive learning community designed for the HS-DEN program. This will ensure registration in pre-nursing classes and will provide the opportunity to network with the nursing program.
Upon successful completion of the first year course work, students will begin taking the required nursing courses (as detailed under BS in Nursing Hawaii Statewide Nursing Consortium) along with remaining general education graduation requirements.
The program admits high school students who are eligible for admission to UH Manoa in addition to meeting the UH Manoa Nursing requirements noted below.
Submit a completed UH System application for the Manoa campus and declare NURSING as your major. For more information, please visit the SONDH website at www.nursing.hawaii.edu.
Application deadline for the High School Direct Entry into Nursing program is January 2 for fall semester. The UH System application must be complete and received by the Office of Student Services no later than the deadline. It is highly recommended that the UH System Application be submitted 4-6 weeks prior to the SONDH deadline in order to allow ample processing time in the Office of Admission. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Pre-nursing students enroll in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences to complete General Education and pre-nursing requirements. Completion of these requirements provides the foundation for professional nursing requirements. After satisfactory completion of the pre-nursing requirements, students are eligible for admission to the Department of Nursing. Upon admission to the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, students register for the professional nursing courses, which focus on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of professional nursing.
To qualify for admission to the Department of Nursing, applicants must complete the following pre-nursing requirements by the established deadlines:
Applicants are strongly advised to attend one of the informational sessions at the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene before submitting an application to the program. For more information, please visit the SONDH website at www.nursing.hawaii.edu.
At the time of application, non-UH applicants must submit a transcript or unofficial student schedule demonstrating their current registration in any outstanding prerequisite courses.
Deadlines for application vary per program. All documents, including the UH System application, must be received by the Office of Student Services no later than the deadline. It is highly recommended that the UH System Application be submitted 4-6 weeks prior to the SONDH deadline in order to allow ample processing time in the Office of Admissions.
Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. For more information regarding program specific deadlines, please visit our website at www.nursing.hawaii.edu.
Upon entrance into the program, students must have the following:
*The BLS/Healthcare Provider CPR curriculum includes training for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; Adult, Child, and Infant Bag-Mask Technique; 2 Rescuer CPR, Rescue Breathing; Adult and Child AED protocols; and foreign object blockage removal for Adults, Children, and Infants.
Students with prerequisite deficiencies may not register for or attend clinical courses.
Students must satisfy the requirements set forth by the clinical agencies; students with deficiencies may not attend clinical courses. Every year, students will need to renew their health clearance for TB. Students will also need to recertify for BLS CPR and renew their tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis clearance as required.
Nursing students are expected to participate in clinical experiences in many community agencies at variously scheduled times. Therefore, students must make time and transportation arrangements to accommodate an irregular academic schedule.
All undergraduate students accepted as majors in the nursing program may register for nursing courses. Students must attain a grade of at least C (not C-) in all courses in the program to continue registration for the following semester.
Students may be dismissed from the program for failing to maintain academic and clinical experience standards of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. Students wishing to return to the program must file a petition to continue with the Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee (see the Student Handbook).
BS in Nursing (Traditional Curriculum, applies to students admitted prior to fall 2010)
The bachelor of science in nursing degree prepares beginning-level generalist professional nurses to deliver care to individuals in a variety of health-care settings, meet the state requirements for eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination—Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), and obtain a sound basis for graduate study in nursing.
After satisfactory completion of the pre-nursing requirements, students are eligible to apply for admission to the Department of Nursing. Upon admission, students register for the professional nursing courses. The curriculum focuses on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of professional nursing.
To qualify for a BS in nursing, all undergraduate students must complete curriculum requirements with a grade of C (not C-) or higher and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. All students must also complete the UH Manoa General Education requirements as noted in the Catalog.
Required Nursing Courses
Nursing Electives (at least one is offered each semester)
BS in Nursing (Hawai‘i Statewide Nursing Consortium Curriculum, effective Fall 2010)
The Department of Nursing implemented the Hawai'i Statewide Nursing Consortium curriculum in Fall 2010. Students preparing to enter this nursing program must complete the Admission Requirements listed above. For further information, contact the Office of Student Services at (808) 956-8939 or visit our website at www.nursing.hawaii.edu.
The deadline for completed application is January 5 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester.
Required Nursing Courses
Required Nursing Electives (at least one is offered each semester)
For information on a Bachelor Degree Program Sheet, go to www.manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/programsheets/.
Executive RN to BS in Nursing (for registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing)
The Executive RN to BS program is designed to provide an efficient bridge to the baccalaureate for the RN with an associate degree. The program builds upon initial nursing preparation with course work to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide an increased understanding of the cultural, economic, and social issues that affect the delivery of safe, quality patient care.
The program is designed for learners who thrive in a setting with guided independent study, professional application, and a collegial relationship with faculty and peer students. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer, taking online courses while balancing work and family responsibilities. With the BS degree, the student is prepared for graduate education and continued career development.
Admission to the program requires completion of 47 credits of lower division prerequisite coursework. Upon admission, each student will receive a personalized review of completed coursework to create an individualized progression plan for completion. Up to 39 credits is provided for coursework completed in the associate degree and other general elective course work. A total of 120 credits are required for the baccalaureate degree.
Thirty-four (34) credits of upper division nursing coursework with a grade of C (not C-) is required for the program. The upper division nursing coursework includes two "bridge courses" that must be completed before advancing to clinical coursework.
To be admitted, applicants must complete the following requirements by the established deadlines:
Required Upper Division Nursing Courses
Nursing Bridge Courses
400-Level Nursing Courses
*An experiential portfolio option is available to students who believe they meet the outcomes of specific courses through prior learning and/or professional nursing experience. Through the portfolio process, you may be able to meet course requirements by documenting evidence of your nursing skills and experience.
The primary care option in advanced practice nursing prepares students to be nurse practitioners in adult, family, gerontology, or pediatric nursing. Special emphasis is placed on the delivery of care to vulnerable populations in a changing health system.
Specialty tracks are available to prepare students in the advanced practice nursing roles as primary care providers. Students may enroll in the Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, or the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of care to vulnerable populations in a changing health system.
Specialty advisors from the graduate faculty will assist the student in developing an individualized program of study and in monitoring progress toward program completion. Part-time study and Post-master's certificates are available.
The total number of required credits varies depending on clinical specialty. The program consists of graduate core courses, advance practice nursing courses, and specialty nurse practitioner courses with supervised clinical experiences. All specialty tracks require a minimum of a four semester clinical experience sequence. The number of clinical hours required ranges from 540 to 720 hours depending on the specialty. A thesis option (6 credits) is available. Graduates of the nurse practitioner tracks are eligible to take the national certification exam in the area of specialty.
Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
The Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Program prepares registered nurses for advanced practice in a wide variety of clinical practice areas. Generally, the practice is focused in a clinical area that may be identified in terms of a setting, diseases, or medical subspecialty (e.g. diabetes, oncology, critical care).
CNSs are expert clinicians that work in a wide variety of health care settings. In addition to providing advanced patient care, the CNS improves patient outcomes through research, education, consultation, and program management. Students who enroll in this 42 credit program progress either part-time or full-time, and will meet the standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Students will be required to complete 540 hours of clinical practicum in order to meet the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies.
Advanced Public Health Nursing
The Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN) Program is a distance based masters in nursing degree, which targets registered nurses who wish to practice in Hawai'i, the U.S. Associated Pacific Islands or among communities with under-served populations (in the U.S. as well as abroad). Coursework is completed via online learning and fieldwork that is conducted in the student's own local community. The APHN program focuses on population health, wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention. The students learn critical population health skills such as community and population assessment; complex project/program management; health services research and health policy analysis. The aim of the program is to educate the future leaders for community and public health nursing in Hawai'i and the Pacific Region. The coursework pathway is 36 credits, and designed to be completed in six semesters of part-time study over two years, (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring, and summer). At the conclusion of the program, the graduates are awarded a master's of science (MS) in nursing and are eligible to take the American Nursing Credential Center (ANCC) national examination for advanced public health nursing. Upon successful completion of the exam, the Advanced Public Health Nurse, Board Certified (APHN-BC) credential is awarded. An option for APHN and FNP or PNP program is offered. This combined program focuses on individual and population health.
Nursing Executive Leadership
The Nursing Executive Leadership program provides registered nurses with the knowledge and skill to lead complex integrated healthcare delivery systems. This executive format hybrid program combines face-to-face learning with established on-line learning technology. The 18 month program admits students in the fall and is delivered in a cohort model designed for adult learners. Community based healthcare leaders, from a variety of settings, partner with academic faculty to assure integration of competency development. The program emphasizes leadership skills, healthcare economics, and finance. Courses build towards development of a professional portfolio and graduates will be prepared for American Association of Nurse Executives (AONE) or ANCC certification.
Nursing Executive Leadership/MBA
The Master of Science in Nursing Executive Leadership/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA) is a dual degree program jointly sponsored by the School of Nursing and Shidler College of Business. It provides extensive professional preparation in both nursing executive leadership and business. It is offered in an integrated curriculum. The dual degree program consists of 57 credits offered in either a full-time (with completion in 3 years) or part-time schedule. The MBA program is taught in a combination of face-to-face classes offered in the evenings and on-line. Class schedules are tailored for working students. The Nursing Executive Leadership component is offered in the executive format combining face-to-face classes with distance learning.
RN to MS Program (with non-nursing baccalaureate)
The RN to MS Program (with non-nursing baccalaureate) targets registered nurses (RNs) who are graduates of an NLN accredited associate degree or diploma program and have a baccalaureate degree in an area other than nursing. The following baccalaureate nursing courses or equivalent are required in the master's program: Research (NUR 363); Community Health (NUR 450); and Management/Leadership (NUR 460). The admission progression and graduation requirements are the same as for options within the master's program.
Applicants to the RN to MS with a non-nursing baccalaureate should have evidence of baccalaureate level knowledge in each of the three areas noted above (research, community health, management/leadership) that may have been obtained through formal course work, professional training programs, and/or professional or life experience. An experiential portfolio will demonstrate either coursework or experience in the required areas and may include, but may not be limited to: transcripts for previous college coursework; resume; course syllabi which outline course descriptions and learning objectives; professional training programs' coursework that includes learning objectives; a one to two page essay which explains professional or life experience endeavors that demonstrate competence in the area(s) to be evaluated.
To be admitted, applicants must meet the requirements of both the Graduate Division and the Graduate Student Affairs Committee of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene and other degree programs as appropriate (e.g., MS/MBA). Requirements for the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene include the following:
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Department of Nursing
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For more information regarding the Graduate Division admission requirements call (808) 956-8544.
Two separate application forms must be completed: the Graduate Division application form and the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene application form. The Graduate Division application form and, official transcripts, must be sent directly to:
The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene application form is available in the Office of Student Services, Webster 201 or online at www.nursing.hawaii.edu. The completed form and all other admission materials must be sent directly to:
Applications to dual degree programs (for example, MS/MBA) also require completed application to the additional college/program (ex., Shidler College of Business/MBA). Completed applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Graduate Division Admissions Office; completed applications are forwarded to the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene 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 January 2. It is strongly recommended that all documents be submitted by December 1 to allow time for processing by the Graduate Division. Rolling admissions will be utilized by various program directors.
Materials must be received, not postmarked, by the date above. Applications and/or supporting documents (e.g. recommendation letters, etc) received after the application period will NOT be accepted.
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 to pursue clinical course work in a second nursing specialty.
Upon entrance into the program, the student must have the following:
Students must satisfy the requirements set forth by the clinical agencies; students with deficiencies may not attend clinical courses. Students should expect to renew their health clearance for TB annually. Students will need to renew their health clearance for TB. Students will also need to renew their BLS CPR and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis clearance as needed.
Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN)
The Master's Entry Program in Nursing is designed for adult learners with no prior nursing experience or education and who have a baccalaureate degree or higher in a field other than nursing. The purpose of this alternative entry program is to equip students with entry-level professional nurse competencies as a foundation for advanced practice roles.
The program consists of an intensive pre-licensure year structured as three continuous semesters transitioning into one of the specialty nursing pathways. The length of time necessary to graduate at the Master's level is dependent upon the specialty area selected by the learner.
The first year curriculum is based on a competency model appropriate for graduate level adult learners. Active learning strategies are emphasized including clinical experience, simulation based learning, and evidence-based practice to inform the actions of the nurse. A substantial amount of the curriculum is clinical practicum in community and hospital/health care settings where students are actively engaged in nursing care under the supervision and guidance of faculty.
To be admitted, applicants must meet the following Requirements for Entry:
Two separate application forms must be completed: the Graduate Division application form and the Department of Nursing Master's Entry Program in Nursing application. The Graduate Division application form, and official transcripts, must be sent directly to:
The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene application form is available in the Office of Student Services, Webster201 or online at www.nursing.hawaii.edu. The completed form and all other admission materials must be sent directly to:
Department of Nursing (DON)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree
Building on the master's program curriculum, the DNP is designed as a professional (practice) doctorate integrating evidence based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership to prepare experts in specialized advanced nursing practice. The DNP is targeted to nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and complements the UH Manoa research-focused PhD in Nursing program. Intended for working professionals, the curriculum is designed as a part-time, two-year program, including summer coursework and intensives.
Each DNP student will have two advisors: (1) an academic advisor from the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; and (2) an external advisor from the site of the student's capstone project. The program requires 30 credits of post-master's course work, plus 1000 post-baccalaureate hours of academically-supervised practicum. The hybrid blended distance technology delivered core courses with face-to-face summer intensives are designed to develop leaders in clinical and executive positions who are capable of translating emerging science and developing policy to improve patient and population-based care. The capstone or practicum project has a strong applied focus, with the expectation that students will conduct scholarly projects relevant to their practice. Electives comprise six credits and will be selected by the student to complement their capstone project.
DNP graduates will be prepared for a variety of nursing practice roles. Foundational competencies that are core to all advanced nursing practice roles will be integral to the curriculum and are required by the American Association of College's of Nursing: (1) Scientific Underpinnings for Practice; (2) Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking; (3) Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice; (4) Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care; (5) Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care; (6) Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes; (7) Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation's Health; and (8) Advanced Nursing Practice (The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, 2006; www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/position/DNPEssentials.pdf).
Applicants must meet the requirements of both the Graduate Division and graduate admissions committee of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. To meet the minimum qualifications for consideration, applicants must have the following:
Requirements for Clinical Scholarship
Two separate application forms and procedures must be completed: (1) the Graduate Division application; and (2) the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene's DNP program application form.
The online Graduate Division application form is available at apply.hawaii.edu. The additional required Statement of Objectives form is available at manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/files/forms/sobj.pdf). Hard-copies of Graduate Division-required documents and official transcripts must be sent directly:
The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene DNP program application form and procedure is available at www.nursing.hawaii.edu/dnp_admission and must be mailed to the school. All School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene materials must be sent in hard-copy form directly to:
Completed applications are first screened by the Graduate Division Admissions Office. Only applications of students who meet UH Manoa's minimum requirements are forwarded to the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene 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 by the Graduate Division Admissions Office by Jan. 2.
The PhD online nursing program prepares scholars who are capable of conducting culturally appropriate scholarship to improve the health of a diverse society and teaching in nursing educational programs, especially those with minority student populations. Courses are offered via internet and communication is facilitated through e-mail and student listserves and other software programs.
Academic advisors are selected from the graduate faculty based on students' area of research interest and fit with faculty. The program requires 45 credits of post-master's course work plus a dissertation. Two core areas make up the program of study: (1) Knowledge Development and Scholarship, and (2) Nursing Education. Electives and support courses make up the remainder of the course work. The PhD program requires a minimum of three years of part-time study plus completion of the dissertation.
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 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 research scholarship sequence, students develop skills in methods, design, and measurement in both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The knowledge development and scholarship courses (26 credits) are NURS 739 Advanced Nursing Science, NURS 741 Quantitative Methods and Measure, NURS 751 Concept Development and Analysis, NURS 767 Culturally Competent Research Methods, NURS 777 Nursing Research Practicum, NURS 752 and NURS 753, two advanced statistics courses to meet the specific research focus of the student, and NURS 699 Directed Study or Research.
Electives and support courses, such as NURS 650 Complementary and Traditional Care, NURS 680 Cultural Competency in Nursing Education, NURS 721 Instrument Development and Evaluation in Research, comprise an additional 12 credits for a total of 45 credits of course work.
Applicants must meet the requirements of both the Graduate Division and graduate admissions committee of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. Requirements for the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene include the following:
Requirements for Clinical Scholarship
Two separate application forms must be completed: the Graduate Division application and the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene PhD program application form. The Graduate Division application form and official transcripts must be sent directly to:
An on-line application is available through www.manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate.
The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene PhD program application form is available in the Office of Student Services, Webster 201. In addition, applications can be downloaded from the web at www.nursing.hawaii.edu and mailed to the school. The completed form and all other admission materials must be sent directly to:
Completed applications are first screened by the Graduate Division Admissions Office. Only applications of students who meet UH Manoa's minimum requirements are forwarded to the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene 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 January 2. It is strongly recommended that all documents be submitted by January 2 to allow time for processing by the Graduate Division.
Hawai'i State Center for Nursing
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The Hawai'i State Center for Nursing (HSCFN) was established by the Hawai'i State Legislature "to address nursing workforce issues" (Act 173) and with a goal of assuring that the State of Hawai'i has the nursing resources necessary to meet the health care needs of its people. The HSCFN is a dynamic and respected champion for the nursing profession and a source of reliable information on existing and emerging trends in nursing. Through strategic thinking, collaboration, and the pursuit of synergistic solutions, the HSCFN has become a recognized leader in workforce planning, nursing research, and professional practice.
The core values of HSCFN focus upon excellence, accessibility, collaboration, innovation, education, and cultural diversity, and the functions of the center include:
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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