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Fall 2022 Applications Available: September 1, 2021

Deadline: March 5, 2022, 6:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time / 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


Application Information

All graduate degree programs within the Department of Nursing (DON) use a rolling admissions process. The DON reviews applications monthly starting in October and ending in March. Applicants must submit fully completed applications containing all requirements for both the UHM Graduate Division and the DON to be reviewed for admission to the program. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and cannot be re-submitted. Applicants can apply only once per annual admission cycle. Applicants must meet the requirements of both the UH Manoa Graduate Division and the DON for admission to the program.

Each applicant is evaluated on the merit of their individual application and placed into one of three categories: admit, alternate or deny. Notifications about decisions occur following review of the completed application.

We encourage applicants to apply beginning September 1 both in the NursingCAS system and the UHM Graduate Division. Please check NursingCAS and the UHM Graduate Division for a full listing of admission requirements.

Two-Step Application Process

Application requirements are found on the websites listed below.

Step 1 – Apply to UH Manoa Graduate Division

  • Fee: $100
    • For the Master of Science in Advanced Population Health Nursing track, select “MS-Nursing” for the Planned Course of Study.
    • For the Doctor of Nursing Practice program track, select “DNP in Nursing Practice” for the Planned Course of Study.

Step 2 – Apply to Nursing’s Centralized Application Service

  • Fee: $70
    • For the Master of Science in Advanced Population Health Nursing track, select “Fall 2022 GEPN – MS-APHN” for the Planned Course of Study.
    • For the Doctor of Nursing Practice – FNP program track, select “Fall 2022 GEPN – DNP-FNP” for the Planned Course of Study.
    • For the Doctor of Nursing Practice – AGPCNP program track, select “Fall 2022 GEPN – DNP-AGPCNP” for the Planned Course of Study.

Application Essay Questions and Directions

Compose your responses to the admission questions as instructed below. Essay responses for each question must be no more than 500 words in 12-point Arial/Times font and 1” margins.

Your responses should be solely your work without any outside help, including editors, writing coaches, friends, or family. “Outside help” includes proofreading, editing, or suggested changes made by someone other than yourself.

Question 1

  • Explain how your life experiences have contributed to your interest in nursing.
  • Describe how your personal strengths, skills and attributes will contribute to a career in nursing.

Question 2

  • Indicate the track for which you are applying (APHN, FNP, AGPCNP). Explain why you are interested in this role and/or patient population for your career.

Admission Requirements

Education

Non-nursing baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university earned by July 15, 2022.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Cumulative undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Prerequisite Requirements

Courses

The GEPN program requires the completion of the six (6) prerequisite courses listed below within 7 years of enrollment in the program. For the cohort entering in August 2022, the prerequisites must be taken between August 1, 2015 and August 1, 2022 at a regionally accredited college or university.

Prerequisite to Apply

Of the six (6) required prerequisite courses, 2 of the 3 science prerequisites listed below must be completed by the time of program application.

  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
  • General Microbiology lecture

Prerequisite to Enroll

The offer of admission is conditional on the applicant completing all of the six (6) required prerequisites listed below by the start of the program orientation on August 1, 2022.

  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
  • General Microbiology lecture
  • Human Growth and Development course
  • Applied Human Nutrition course
  • Survey of Research Methods course

Grades

All prerequisite courses (lecture and lab) must be completed with a grade of B- or better.

Transfer Equivalencies

Prerequisites taken at other universities must match the credit hour totals in the table below. A course completed in a quarter system is transferred in as 66% of one credit. To verify course equivalencies from institutions outside of the UH system, please visit UHM’s Admissions and Records Transfer Credit Search website.

Courses offered at UH Manoa or within the UH System that fulfill the prerequisite requirement include:

Prerequisite Credits

Course Examples

Campuses Offering Courses

Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
(Lectures are 3 credits and the lab is 1 credit)8 credits
PHYL 141/141L
PHYL 142/142L
Hawaii CC
Honolulu CC
Kauai CC
Kapiolani CC
Leeward CC
UH Manoa
UH Maui College
UH West Oahu
Windward CC
BIO 243/243L
BIO 244/244L
UH Hilo
General Microbiology lecture
(No lab required)3 credits
MICRO 130 Hawaii CC
Honolulu CC
Kauai CC
Kapiolani CC
Leeward CC
UH Manoa
UH Maui College
UH West Oahu
Windward CC
BIO 275 UH Hilo
Survey of Research Methods *

3 credits

PSY 212 Honolulu CC
Kapiolani CC
Leeward CC
UH Manoa
UH Maui College
UH West Oahu
Windward CC
PSY 214 UH Hilo
Hawaii CC
NURS 363 UH Manoa
UH Maui College
HDSF 380 UH Manoa
PUBA 310 UH West Oahu
Human Growth and Development

3 credits

 

HDFS 230 UH Manoa
UH Maui College
PSY 240 Honolulu CC
Kauai CC
Kapiolani CC
Leeward CC
UH Manoa
UH Maui College
UH West Oahu
Windward CC
PSY 320 UH Hilo
Applied Human Nutrition

3 credits

FSHN 185 Honolulu CC
Leeward CC
UH Manoa
UH Maui College
UH West Oahu
Windward CC

* The Introduction to Research Course must focus on human subjects research and include the following content: Developing a Problem Statement, Research Question, Hypothesis, Research Ethics, Literature Review, Sampling, Research Design, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Data Collection, Reliability, Validity, and Data Analysis. Courses that fulfill this prerequisite are offered in the health sciences and social sciences departments at many 4-year colleges. The title of the course usually includes the words “Research Methods.” Introduction to Statistics or Epidemiology does not fulfill this requirement.

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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 600/100 (paper/internet) and subtest scores of 25 for listening and 25 for speaking or Grad International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 7.00.

International Students

Please visit the UH Manoa Office of International Student Services page, email them at issmanoa@hawaii.edu, or call them at (808) 956-8613.

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