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Nursing

Webster 446
2528 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8523
Fax: (808) 956-5296

Web: www.nursing.hawaii.edu

Faculty

*Graduate Faculty

*M. Boland, DrPH (Dean)—nursing workforce, health policy
S. Ziehm, DNP (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs)—psychiatric mental health, academic program evaluation
*C. Ceria-Ulep, PhD (Department Chair)—adult health, administration
*M. Shannon, PhD (Graduate Chair)—family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, women's health, HIV/AIDS, vulnerable populations, stress and aging
M. Aczon-Armstrong, PhD—adult health, nursing administration, psychiatric mental health
C. Albright, PhD—cancer prevention and control, obesity control
E. Ben-Sefer, PhD—maternal child
N. Braginsky, PhD—family nurse practitioner
P. Brooks, MS—international health, family health
*J. Casken, PhD—administration, public health
R. Caswell, MSN—medical/surgical nursing
P. Clements, MS—medical/surgical nursing
*E. Codier, PhD—adult health, emotional intelligence in nursing
V. Date, BSN—learning center
M. Deutsch, MS—maternal-child health, quality management
L. Dubbs, MSN—nursing administration
C. Fox, MS—maternal-child health
P. Gandall-Yamamoto, MS—family nurse practitioner
C. Gazmen, MS—adult health, clinical nurse specialist
P. Gendreau, MS—medical/surgical nursing
K. Green, MS—maternal-child health
M. Guerriero, MSN—mental health
F. Hale, MS—maternal-child health, nursing education, psychiatric mental health
A. Hanberg, PhD—simulation learning
M. Hanson, MS—medical/surgical nursing, nursing administration
M. Hargadon, MSN—adult health
M. Hayashi, MS—medical/surgical nursing, maternal-child health
T. Higa, MS—adult health
M. Guerriero, MSN—mental health
F. Hale, MS—maternal-child health, nursing education, psychiatric mental health
M. Hargadon, MSN—adult health
T. Higa, MS—adult health
D. Ing, MSN—pediatric nurse practitioner
R. Jarman, PhD—higher education administration and student services
*M. Kataoka-Yahiro, DrPH—parent-child, family caregiving
M. Koury, PhD—educational planning and management
*S. LeVasseur, PhD—PhD Director
*C. Linhares, PhD— maternal child health, certified midwife
*D. Mark, PhD—evidenced-base practice, critical care
S. Marshall, MS—oncology, administration
K. Matsuyama, MS—adult health
J. McDonald, MS—medical/surgical nursing
N. McGuckin, MPH—community health, administration
*J. Miller, EdD—maternal child health
S. Miller, MS—pediatrics
*G. Mikkalson, MSN—nurse midwife, women's health
N. Minton, MA—cultural enrichment, clinical psychology
J. Misola, PhD—adult health, nursing administration
*J. Mobley, PhD—statistics, psychology
P. Morrison, MS, RN—adult health, nursing education
S. Murray, MS—clinical nurse specialist
M. Napihaa, MS—pediatrics
A. Neves, MS—psychiatric mental health
J. Niemczura, MSN—adult health
J. Nishikawa, DNP—family nurse practitioner
T. Parsons, MS—nursing administration
*K. Qureshi DNSc—emergency nursing, disaster preparedness, community health
J. Range, MSN—adult health
*K. Richardson, PhD—maternal-child
V. Saunders, MSN—gerontological nurse practitioner
*J. Shoultz, DrPH—community health, adult health
S. Sinclair, PhD—pediatrics
*K. Sullivan, PhD—psychiatric mental health
*A. Sy, DrPH—public health
*K. Tessier, PhD—pediatrics
C. E. Thompson, MS—adult health
*A. Tse, PhD—pediatrics
*J. Uyehara, MSN—maternal health
*J. Vogler, DrPH—parent-child, psych mental health
R. Wada, MD—pediatric hematology, oncology
*C. Wang, PhD—adult health
*L. Wong, PhD—adult health

Emeritus Faculty

B. Kooker, DrPH—nursing administration
J. Lum, PhD—pediatrics
R. Ryburn, DrPH—pediatrics, complementary care

Adjunct Clinical Faculty

C. Adrian, MD—OB/GYN
K. Alexander, MSN—patient safety, performance improvement
J. Amberg, MSN, CNM, MPH—women's health
M. J. Amundson, PhD—psychiatric mental health-children and adolescents
B. Ananda-Stout, MSN—psychiatric/mental health, midwifery/women's health
C. Andrews, MBA—management, public policy
C. Baldwin, PhD—pediatrics, oncology, asthma/allergies
S. Bankhead, MSN—pediatrics, nurse management/leadership
D. Belcher, MD—internal medicine
E. Bhattacharyya, MD—OB/GYN
M. Blandamer, MSN, APRN—nursing administration, psychiatric/mental health
J. Bracken, MS—surgery
B. Cannan, MS—administration, gerontology
W. Carl Matsuura, PhD—maternal-child health, pediatric nursing
J. Carlson, MS—administration
R. Carmichael, MS, MPH—family nurse practitioner
N. Chabora, APRN—psychiatric mental health
P. Chan, MD—interventional cardiology, clinical cardiology, internal medicine
S. Chandler, MSN—diabetes, patient education
V. Chang, MD—orthopedic surgery
K. Cherry-Freeman, PhD—medical/surgical nursing, community & public health
R. Chinn, APRN, PhD—child and adolescent PMH nursing
G. Chock, MS—women's health
C. Collins, APRN, MSN—family practice, women's health
H. Cooper-Oliver, MSN, MPH—pediatric and gestational diabetes, patient education
V. Crosby, APRN-C—family practice, hanson's disease, fibromyalgia
S. Dee, APRN-X—child/adolescent and adult psychiatry, trauma informed care
P. DeLeon, PhD, JD—clinical and forensic psychology, behavioral health, public policy
A. DeMello-Stevers, MSN—leadership, management
S. Denzer, MD—end of life care, addiction, geriatrics
D. Derauf, MPH, MD—family practice, preventive medicine
D. Duong, PhD, RN—health administration
R. Easley, MNSc—hematology, oncology, acute care
S. Espina, MS—family nurse practitioner
N. Faria, MS—obstetrics, maternal-child nursing
L. Fleming, MA—psychiatric nursing
T. Flynn, MSN, APRN, CPNP—pediatric intensive care and pediatric sedation
D. Fochtman, MN—pediatric nurse practitioner, oncology
B. Frietas, APRN—palliative care, hospice care, oncology and acute pain management
L. Fujita, MS—cardiovascular
D. Gardner, PhD—organizational development and health policy
Y. Geesey, JD, MSN—adult medicine and veterans' health, plaintiffs' attorney
A. Gladstone, MBA—executive leadership
V. Gleed, APRN—clinical nurse specialist, adult and child psychology/mental health, PTSD
A. Graf, MS, APRN—nephrology & kidney disease, internal and emergency medicine, occupational health
M. Graham, MSN—case management, disease management, practice guidelines
P. Guillory, RN-BC—health care informatics
H. Halm, PhD, MD—pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine
M. Harris, MS—adult health
R. Hata, MS, CCRN, CCNS—critical care
C. Hayashida, PhD—gerontology, long-term health policy
D. Hieb, MS—neonatal nursing
L. Hirakami, FNP-BC—family practice
H. Hirata, APRN-Rx—asthma, allergy, pediatrics, women's health, urgent care
H. Ho, MS, RN—ambulatory care, diabetes management, lactation consultant
B. Hoban, MAOM—home healthcare
S. Hobbs, PhD—emergency/trauma, informatics
H. Hodges, MSN, APRN—family medicine
R. Honda, MSN—administration
G. Iinuma, MPH—health education
T. Imada, MS—oncology
R. Jensen, MS—psychiatric, mental health
A. Jinbo, MSN, MPH—pediatrics
V. Joca, MSN, CPNP, APRN-Rx—primary care, in-patient pediatrics, orthopedics
J. Johnson, DNP—family nurse practitioner, geriatrics, pharmacology
K. Johnson, MS, CCRN, CNRN—neuroscience, nursing, critical care
L. Johnson, MSN, APRN—family practice, GI/liver/HCV
S. Kamai, RN—leadership, conflict resolution, emergency/critical care
C. Kamikawa, MS—executive leadership
J. Kao, MD—internal medicine, geriatric medicine
B. Kelii, MSN—family practice, newborn, pediatrics, adults with chronic disease
G. Kienbaum, MS—acute care, nursing leadership, resource planning/management and financial planning/analysis
D. Knight, MS—pediatric nurse practitioner
J. Krome, MSN, APRN—family practice
A. Kubota, MSN, MBA—nursing administration, pediatric orthopedics
L. Kumasaka, MS—pain management
G. Kutaka, PhD—psychiatric mental health, qualitative research
R. Latimer, MSN, MPH—research, diabetes, mental health
L. Lee, PhD—elder law
G. Lerch, MBA—healthcare operations, human resources, leadership communication
M. Lewis, MSN, APRN—family medicine
J. Lindsey, MBA—administration
D. Liu, MD, PhD, JD, FAHP—internal medicine, pediatrics, public health
P. Locatelli, MD—pediatric medicine
A. Loengard, MD—geriatrics, palliative medicine, innovative care models
W. Long, MS—long term care, quality improvement, acute rehabilitation, leadership
A. Loo, MSN, APRN—adult health, critical care
L. Lorenzo, DNP—family, geriatric and advanced diabetes management, health policy
N. Lum, MSN, RN—wound, ostomy, continence
J. Mancini, PMHCNS-BC—community mental health, psychosocial rehab, case management
S. Mangery, MEd, RN—leadership, management, strategic planning
W. Marshall, MSN, RN—community health nursing education
K. Masaki, MD—aging, dementia, disability
C. McCann, FNP-C—family practice
K. McCoy, MD, MPH—family medicine, public health, substance abuse
M. McEldowney, MS—psychiatric, mental health
L. Medina, MD—obstetrics, gynecology, general practice
L. Mendez, MS—pediatrics, infection control, immunizations
C. Mitchell, MS—mental health, homelessness, leadership, systems and organizational analysis
D. Monfort, MSN, MBA—GYN, antepartum, post-partum, mother-baby
A. Moore, PhD—men's health, family practice
J. Moran, APRN-Rx, CNRN—neuro intensive care, stroke, ICU
L. Muneno, MS, APRN-Rx, ACNS-BC—pain and palliative care
S. Myhre, MS—women's health
D. Nakayama, MS—community health, family health, long-term care
R. Newmann, MS—family nurse practitioner, HIV care
C. Nigg, PhD—behavioral change
P. Nishimoto, DNS—oncology
A. Novak, MS—mental health
R. Novak, MSN—emergency nursing, disaster preparedness, financial management
B. O'Connor, MD—internal medicine
J. Okamoto, MD—developmental behavioral pediatrics
H. Osterlund, APRN—pain and palliative care
D. Palakiko, MS—community health, community-based participatory research, healthcare planning
M. Parmalee, RNC, MSN, MSA—medicine/surgery, mental health, primary care
R. Prusak, MSN, APRN, FNP-C—family practice
K. Raethel, MPH, MHA—administration, leadership, quality
S. Rausch, MD—urgent care
B. Reis, MD—pediatrics
C. Ryan, DNP—obstetrics, women's health, advanced practice, leadership and management
M. Sia, MD, MPH—general pediatrics, public health education
L. Siaki, PhD, FNP-BC—cardiology, mixed methods research, vulnerable/transcultural populations
A. Sperhac, PhD, CPNP, FAAN—curriculum development, accreditation, certification, credentialing
S. Stavish, MS—pediatrics
K. Stiner, RN—cardiac nursing
D. Sulit, MD—dermatology
D. Sutherland, MD—pediatrics
P. Sybinsky, PhD—health policy, management, quantitative analysis, politics and government
J. Takamori, APRN—public health nursing, family health, child abuse/neglect
J. Tanaka, MEd—elementary education, educational technology, instructional design
B. Tanner, MS—pediatric nurse practitioner, community health
K. Taoka, MN—oncology
V. Tenorio, MHA—family practice
R. Thoreson, MSN, APRN—pediatrics
A. Torres, MSN—rehabilitation, infection control and wound care
L. Trego, PhD—nurse midwifery women's health, deployment health of women
J. Trompeta, PhD—pediatrics, organ donation, kidney transplantation
A. Turlington, MD—pediatrics
K. Williams, APRN—family nurse practitioner
E. Wolfe, PhD, APRN—pain and symptom management, professionalism and leadership in nursing
C. Wong, APRN—family practice
C. Yamamoto, MSN—women's health care, family planning
R. Yanagida Nochi, FNP—family practice
A. Yasunaga, PhD—family nurse practitioner, correctional nursing
K. A. Yazawa, MD—geriatrics, family medicine
V. Yontz, PhD—community health
C. Yuen, APRN—family practice
G. Zhang, PhD, MS, ME—biostatistics and data management, statistical consulting, longitudinal data analysis, computational statistics, correlated data and hierarchical modeling
X. Zhou, MSN, APRN—cardiology, gastrointestinal disorders, primary care, CKD, end-stage renal disease
L. Zick-Mariteragi, MSN, MPH—internal medicine

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.

Distance Education

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 nursing@hawaii.edu. 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.

Accreditation

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.

Undergraduate Study

Advising

Office of Student Services
Webster 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8939

Email: nursing@hawaii.edu

Potential applicants are highly encouraged to review the program documents posted on our website. Pre-advising is available at both the graduate and undergraduate level for information on application procedures, program description, and degree requirement completion.

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

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.

Student Organizations

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 is designed for high achieving Hawai'i high school graduates and provides an opportunity for admission into the nursing program directly after graduation. The program includes 1 year of pre-nursing coursework followed by 3 years of nursing specific and graduation requirements. 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 proper registration and will provide the opportunity to network with current nursing students and department and the nursing community.

Upon successful completion of the first year course work, students will begin taking the required nursing courses (as detailed under BS in Nursing Hawai'i Statewide Nursing Consortium) along with remaining general education graduation requirements.

Admission Requirements

The program admits Hawai'i high school students who are eligible for admission to UH Manoa in addition to meeting the UH Manoa Nursing requirements noted below.

  1. SAT: Critical Reading 550 and Math 550 or ACT: Reading 24 and Math 24
  2. High School Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the junior year in high school.

Application Procedures

Submit a completed UH System application for UH Manoa campus and declare NURSING as your major. Submit a Department of Nursing application (available on the SONDH website). For more information, please visit the SONDH website at www.nursing.hawaii.edu.

Application Deadlines

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.

Bachelor’s Degree

Applicants are strongly advised to attend an informational session 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. Pre-nursing students enroll in prerequisite and General Education 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.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the Department of Nursing, applicants must complete the following pre-nursing requirements by the established deadlines:

  1. Classified status at UH Manoa for the application term (unclassified, graduating, new, returning, and transfer students must complete the UH System Application);
  2. Department of Nursing application (available on the SONDH website);
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better;
  4. Minimum grade of C (not C-) in the following prerequisite courses**:
    1 FW course,* 1 FS course,* 1 FG course,* 2 DS courses* from different departments, 1 DP course,* PHYL 141/141L, PHYL 142/142L, MICR 130.
    *Designated by UH Manoa as General Education courses. These may be found in the "Undergraduate General Education Requirements" section of this Catalog. Students already holding degrees or certificates are not exempt from these requirements.
    **16 credits of prerequisite courses must be completed with a letter grade at the time of application. All other prerequisite courses must be in progress or completed at the time of application.
  5. For Pre-Admission Exam requirements, see the website at www.nursing.hawaii.edu.

Application Procedures

Submit a completed UH System application for UH Manoa or be a continuing classified student at UH Manoa. Submit a Department of Nursing application (available on the SONDH website), copy of your exam scores, and transcripts or unofficial student schedule (non-UH applicants only) demonstrating current registration in any outstanding prerequisite courses. For more information, please visit the SONDH website at www.nursing.hawaii.edu.

Application Deadlines

Fall admission deadline: January 5. Spring admission deadline: September 1. 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.

Special Requirements

Upon entrance into the program, students must have the following:

  1. Health Clearance,
  2. Current BLS/Healthcare Provider CPR Certification*, and
  3. Health insurance.

*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.

Varied Schedules

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.

Continued Registration

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

  • NURS 300 Introduction to the Nursing Profession (1)
  • NURS 310 Psychosocial Concepts in Health Care (3)
  • NURS 311 Pathophysiologic Nursing Concepts (3)
  • NURS 330/330L Professional Nursing I/Lab (2/2)
  • NURS 331/331L Professional Nursing II/Lab (2/3)
  • NURS 370/370L Adult Health Nursing I/Lab (2/3)
  • NURS 371/371L Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing/Lab (3/2)
  • NURS 372/372L Maternal Newborn Nursing/Lab (2/3)
  • NURS 373/373L Child Health Nursing (2/3)
  • NURS 439 Management for Health Professionals (3)
  • NURS 441 Introduction to Nursing Research (3)
  • NURS 470/470L Adult Health Nursing II/Lab (2/3)
  • NURS 471/471L Community Health Nursing/Lab (2/3)
  • NURS 475/475L Complex Nursing Practice/Lab (2/5)
  • NURS 486 Professional Issues and Trends (2)

Nursing Electives (at least one is offered each semester)

  • NURS 340 Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care (3)
  • NURS 343 Gerontology: Its Nursing Implications (3)
  • NURS 344 Nursing in the Multicultural Milieu (3)
  • NURS 361 Health Education and Promotion (2)
  • NURS 399 Directed Reading/Research (faculty approval) (V)
  • NURS 420 Cooperative Education in Nursing (V)
  • NURS 431 Complementary and Alternative Therapies (3)

BS in Nursing (Hawai‘i Statewide Nursing Consortium Curriculum)

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

  • NURS 210/210L Health Promotion Across the Lifespan/Lab (3/6)
  • NURS 211 Professionalism in Nursing (2)
  • NURS 212 Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 220/220L Health and Illness I /Lab(4/6)
  • NURS 320/320L Health and Illness II: Family Health/Lab (4/6)
  • NURS 360/360L Health and Illness III/Lab (3/6)
  • NURS 363 Introduction to Nursing Research (3)
  • NURS 450/450L Community, Public, and Global Health/Lab (5/4)
  • NURS 452 Cultural Aspects of Health Management in Populations Indigenous to Hawai'i, the Pacific, and Asia (3)
  • NURS 453 Introduction of Genetics in Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 460/460L Integrated Clinical Practicum and Leadership Development/L (4/6)
  • NURS 461 Advanced Pathophysiology and Neurobiology (3)

Required Nursing Electives (at least one is offered each semester)

  • NURS 340 Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care (3)
  • NURS 343 Gerontology: Its Nursing Implications (3)
  • NURS 344 Nursing in the Multicultural Milieu (3)
  • NURS 361 Health Education and Promotion (2)
  • NURS 399 Directed Reading/Research (need faculty approval) (V)
  • NURS 420 Cooperative Education in Nursing (V)
  • NURS 421 Summer Internship (V)
  • NURS 431 Complementary and Alternative Therapies (3)

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 course work. 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 course work 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 course work with a grade of C (not C-) is required for the program. The upper division nursing course work includes two "bridge courses" that must be completed before advancing to clinical course work.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted, applicants must complete the following requirements by the established deadlines:

  1. Documentation of graduation from an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program;
  2. A GPA of 2.0 or better if transferring from a UH System campus; a GPA of 2.5 or better if transferring from a non-UH System campus;
  3. Submit official transcripts from all university, colleges, or post-secondary schools;
  4. Acceptance to UH Manoa (unclassified, graduated, new, returning, and transfer students must complete the UH System Application);
  5. Department of Nursing application (available on the SONDH website);
  6. Current unrestricted U.S. RN license in Hawai'i or the state of residence. Your application will be reviewed prior to taking the NCLEX-RN exam but you must have an active license to begin the upper division nursing courses (NURS 400 level courses).

Required Upper Division Nursing Courses

Nursing Bridge Courses

  • NURS 301 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice and Health Promotion (3)
  • NURS 363 Introduction to Nursing Research (3)

400-Level Nursing Courses

  • NURS 450/450L Community, Public, and Global Health/Lab (5/4)*
  • NURS 452 Cultural Aspects of Health Management In Populations Indigenous to Hawai'i, the Pacific, and Asia (3)
  • NURS 453 Introduction of Genetics in Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 460/460L IComplex Nursing and Leadership/Lab (4/6)*
  • NURS 461 Advanced Pathophysiology/Neurobiology (3)

*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.

Graduate Study

Master’s Degree

Nurse Practitioner

The primary care option in advanced practice nursing prepares students to be in family, adult/gerontology, or pediatric nurse practitioners. Special emphasis is placed on the delivery of care to vulnerable populations in a changing health system.

Specialty advisors from the graduate faculty assist students 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 the 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 national certification examinations in the area of their 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. Affiliated Pacific Islands or among communities with under-served populations (in the U.S. as well as abroad). Course work is completed via online learning and fieldwork that is conducted in the student's own local community. The APHN program focuses on population-level 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 course work 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 is delivered in a cohort model designed for adult learners. Community based healthcare leaders, from a variety of settings, partner with academic faculty and complement diverse learning strategies. The program emphasizes leadership skills, healthcare economics, and finance. Courses build towards development of a professional portfolio and graduates are prepared for American Association of Nurse Executives (AONE) or ANCC certification examinations.

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 nursing executive leadership and business. It is offered as an integrated curriculum spanning three years of full-time study. Part-time study is available. 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 technologies.

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 course work or experience in the required areas and may include, but may not be limited to: transcripts for previous college course work; resume; course syllabi which outline course descriptions and learning objectives; professional training programs' course work 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.

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 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:

  1. A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE-accredited program;
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60-90 credits of coursework;
  3. Statistics course;
  4. A basic research course or equivalent;
  5. A current unrestricted RN license/certification in state or jurisdiction of practice;
  6. Interview with a specialty advisor after all application documents are reviewed;
  7. Experiential portfolio;
  8. For international students, TOEFL scores must be 580/92 or above.

Documentation Requirements

Submit to the following items to:

Department of Nursing
Office of Student Services
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster 201
Honolulu, HI 96822

  1. Department of Nursing application;
  2. A curriculum vitae or résumé;
  3. Two completed reference forms (one from a former faculty member and one from an agency supervisor);
  4. A sample of professional writing (see website for details); and
  5. A current unrestricted RN license/certification in state or jurisdiction of practice.

Submit the following items to:

Graduate Division
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2540 Maile Way, Spalding Hall 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

  1. Graduate School Application (available at manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate)
  2. Transcripts from all college or universities school previously attended

For more information regarding the Graduate Division admission requirements call (808) 956-8544.

Admission Procedures

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:

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

or the online application at manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate

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:

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

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 December 1. It is strongly recommended that all documents be submitted by November 1 to allow time for processing by the Graduate Division. Rolling admissions will be utilized by various program directors.

Application Deadlines

  • Application period: September 1–December 1
  • December 1-final deadline for Graduate Division application and materials (any different deadlines listed on the grad division site are not honored)
  • December 1-final deadline for School of Nursing MEPN application and materials

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.

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 to pursue clinical course work in a second nursing specialty.

The program director for the APRN specialty in which the nurse is planning to enroll provides individual counseling, and develops a program of study based on the nurse's previous academic work. A minimum of 15 credits must be completed to obtain a Post-Master's Certificate, with at least 9 of these credits taken in graduate nursing courses offered at UH Manoa SONDH. After completion of the Post-Master's Certificate program, the student can sit for the national certification examination in her/his specialty area.

Special Requirements

Upon entrance into the program, the student must have the following:

  1. Health Clearance;
  2. Current BLS/Healthcare Provider CPR Certification*; and
  3. Health insurance.
    *The BLS/Healthcare Provider 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 must satisfy the requirements set forth by the clinical agencies; students with deficiencies may not attend clinical courses. 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. Visit the SONDH website for additional information.

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.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted, applicants must meet the following Requirements for Entry:

  1. A complete baccalaureate degree in any non-nursing field from an accredited institution by July 15 of the year admitted to the program.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Completed the prerequisite courses by July 15 prior to fall admission. If you are taking courses after your application has been submitted, please send in a copy of the course registration as soon as you have registered.
  4. Be admitted to both the Graduate Division AND the Department of Nursing MEPN program.

Admission Procedures

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:

Graduate Division Admissions Office
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Maile Way, Spalding Hall 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

Documentation Requirements

Graduate Division
  1. Graduate Division application form
  2. official transcripts
Please see SONDH website for DON admission and documentation requirements.

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. 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 develop 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).

Admission Requirements

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:

  • Nursing License: A current RN license/certification in state or jurisdiction of practice.
  • Education: A master's degree in nursing or related area with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • English Language Proficiency: If an applicant's native language is not English or has not obtained a bachelor's or master's degree from an English speaking college, then the applicant must submit official TOEFL scores with a minimum score of 600.
  • Statistics Course Completion: Evidence of successful completion of a graduate-level statistics course in the past seven years or within first year of the program.

Documentation Requirements

  • A current unrestricted RN license/certification in state or jurisdiction of practice
  • Official transcript from each post-secondary school attended
  • ESL Applicants: Official TOEFL or IELTS exam scores
  • Evidence of graduate statistics course completion
  • A statement of objectives for the capstone project
  • Identification of an external advisor as mentor for the capstone project
  • Department of Nursing DNP Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation

Requirements for Clinical Scholarship

  • A current unrestricted RN license/certification in state or jurisdiction of practice
  • Liability and malpractice insurance
  • Practice requirements of the Capstone Project Clinical Site i.e., immunizations, clinical privileges

Application Procedures

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:

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

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:

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
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 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 December 1.

PhD Degree

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 46 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 (9 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.

Doctoral students are encouraged to take graduate level courses (e.g., Masters, PhD, DNP, etc.) in fields of study that will enhance their doctoral education and research focus. These courses may be offered in other UH colleges/schools or departments (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Medicine, etc.) and/or courses offered by other universities and colleges including those available via NEXUS. Some universities and colleges may use different course codes. In these cases please provide a memo verifying the course is masters level or higher. The PhD faculty advisor should provide guidance about the selection of electives based on the individual student's needs.

Admission Requirements

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:

  1. PhD Applicants are expected to have:
    − Preferred Educational Qualifications: RN License and Master of Science in Nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program (not applicable for international students).
    −Minimum Education Qualifications: RN License, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program (not applicable for international students), and a Master's Degree in a related health field;
  2. GPA of 3.0 or above;
  3. Interview with the PhD faculty (after application is complete); and
  4. A current unrestricted RN license/certification in state or jurisdiction of practice;
  5. Positive recommendation from the PhD committee; and
  6. For international students, TOEFL scores must be 580 or above.

Documentation Requirements

  1. Department of Nursing PhD application;
  2. Curriculum vitae or résumé;
  3. A scholarly paper (pdf format is required);
  4. Statement of research objectives; and
  5. Current nursing license.

Requirements for Clinical Scholarship

  1. Current RN license in state or country of residence;
  2. Current CPR certificate from an approved American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support;
  3. Liability and malpractice insurance provided by the school;
  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 and Dental Hygiene PhD program 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

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:

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
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 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 December 1. It is strongly recommended that all documents be submitted by December 1 to allow time for processing by the Graduate Division.

UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center (UH THSSC)

Web: thssc.nursing.hawaii.edu/

Please see the information in the "Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units" section.

Hawai'i State Center for Nursing

Web: www.hinursing.org

Please see the information in the "Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units" section.

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