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For Prospective, Pre-Nursing and Transfer Students

The Pre-Nursing advisor facilitates successful progress toward degree by assisting students to navigate the academic arena. Clarification of educational goals and alignment toward career preferences accompany discussions of the student’s academic pathway. Potential applicants to the program are highly encouraged to attend an open house event or an informational session.

Informational Sessions

Informational sessions are held multiple times per semester and are located at UH Manoa Campus, Webster Hall. Current Manoa students wishing to change their major to Pre-Nursing must attend an informational session. Please see the event calendar on the homepage for the upcoming events.

  • Open to all prospective students
  • Information on the traditional BS in Nursing program

Virtual Tour of the UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center

The 8,000 square foot center on the 3rd floor of Webster Hall at UH Manoa Campus, integrates state of the art simulation equipment, electronic patient records, and advanced audio-video systems to support education and research for nursing students. Simulated patient care environments provide controlled instructional settings for students to practice clinical skills in a safe learning environment without impacting real patient outcomes. The center provides students a venue to continually advance skills and innovate new knowledge to provide safe, quality healthcare for the people of Hawaii.

College-Level Exam Program Option

College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) exams are a viable option for satisfying course requirements of the Bachelor of Science in nursing programs. Applicants to and students of a SONDH undergraduate nursing program must consult with a SONDH Office of Students Services advisor regarding the use and limitations of non-graded course equivalencies to meet current graduation requirements.

Students who successfully pass a CLEP exam will be awarded college credit toward a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and, therefore, will not need to take the respective required coursework.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a tuition program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) allowing out-of-state students from specific states a special University resident tuition rate. Please visit the UH Manoa Admission’s WUE page for more details.

Contact

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Brian Akiyama, BA
Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisor & Admissions Specialist

Contact for applicants to the high school direct entry program and bachelors of science program. Also, contact for enrolled students in the high school direct entry program.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-3794
Fax: 808-956-5977
Email: bsnurs@hawaii.edu (For Nursing)
bsdh@hawaii.edu (For Dental Hygiene)

Make a reservation

For Current Students

Academic advising is provided by the Office of Student Services. Students in need of advising should call an advisor for an appointment or reserve an appointment ahead of time.

Picture of Brian Akiyama, BA
Brian Akiyama, BA
Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisor & Admissions Specialist

Contact for applicants to the high school direct entry program and bachelors of science program. Also, contact for enrolled students in the high school direct entry program.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-3794
Fax: 808-956-5977
Email: bsnurs@hawaii.edu (For Nursing)
bsdh@hawaii.edu (For Dental Hygiene)

Make a reservation
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Miki Uyeshiro, MSCP
Undergraduate Program Advisor

Contact for enrolled students in all undergraduate programs.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-6111
Fax: (808) 956-5977
Email: bsnurs@hawaii.edu

Make a reservation
Picture of Jane Taafaki, MPA, BA
Jane Taafaki, MPA, BA
Education Specialist & IKE AO PONO Undergraduate Student Advisor

Contact for enrolled IKE AO PONO students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 213
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5470
Fax: (808) 956-3257
Email: taafaki@hawaii.edu

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Ryan Yamada, BA
Veteran Student Advisor

Contact for pre-nursing and nursing veteran students and students using VA education benefits.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-3793
Fax: (808) 956-5977
Email: ryamada4@hawaii.edu

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Michael Kurihara
Instructional and Student Support

Contact for mandatory health clearance for enrolled nursing and dental hygiene students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-6647
Fax: 808-956-5977
Email: mkurihar@hawaii.edu

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Merle K. Koury, PhD
Office of Student Services Director & Associate Specialist

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201B
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: 808-956-6400
Fax: 808-956-5977
Email: mkoury@hawaii.edu

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