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University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) offers the Master’s of Science (MS) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) to prepare professional nurses with advanced knowledge, practice, and skills to enter the workforce.  University of Hawaii at Manoa nurses with advanced graduate preparation provide care throughout the lifespan with diverse populations and communities in a variety of settings (hospital, non-profit organizations, government, universities, primary care settings and health systems). They are prepared to become leaders in research, practice, education, policy & public health, and multi-level health systems in Hawaii, the US, and the international and global community.

Graduate nursing courses are offered in online, face-to-face, and hybrid (blended) formats.

Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science (MS): Prepares the nurse for advance roles in population health and nursing education & leadership.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Prepares the nurse for specialized advanced nursing practice and organizational leadership.

Master of Science Degree Program

Online Advanced Population Health Nursing

  • For RNs with either:
    • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS)
    • an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and a bachelor’s degree or higher in another field
  • Fall (August) Admission only
  • Full- or part-time program

Nursing Education & Leadership

  • For RNs with one of the following:
    • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS)
    • an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and a bachelor’s degree or higher in another field
  • Fall (August) Admission only
  • Full- or part-time program

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree Program

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master’s in Organizational Leadership

EMBA to DNP

UH Manoa Shidler College of Business, Distance Learning EMBA – Health Care Management Track to Doctor of Nursing Practice

Contact

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Raymond Jarman, PhD
Associate Specialist, Master of Science and PhD Program Advisor

Contact for applicants and current students in the Master of Science and PhD programs.

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-3519
Fax: (808) 956-5977

Schedule an Advising Appointment
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Aeza Hafalia, M.Ed
DNP Program Coordinator & NEXus Campus Staff Coordinator

Contact for applicants and current students in the DNP program and the NEXus Program.

Email: dnpnurs@hawaii.edu

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-8401
Fax: 808-956-5977

Schedule an Advising Appointment
via Star Balance

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James Cromwell, MEd
Graduate Entry Program in Nursing Coordinator

Contact for applicants and current students in the GEPN Program.

Email: gepn@hawaii.edu

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-0445
Fax: 808-956-3257

Schedule an Advising Appointment
via Star Balance

For questions related to the UH Manoa Graduate Division application, please contact graduate.education@hawaii.edu or 808-956-8544.

For technical assistance with the NursingCAS application, please contact NursingCAS or 617-612-2880.

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