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We offer master’s and doctoral degrees to prepare nurses with advanced knowledge and skills for the dynamic nursing profession.

UHM nurses with graduate preparation provide direct and indirect patient care at an advanced level with a focus on the adult, family, geriatric, and population health; conduct research; teach; lead health systems; create public policy; and implement evidence-based solutions in healthcare. Nurses with a master’s or doctoral degree have opportunities to impact the systems level design and implementation of care.

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

Degrees

  • Master of Science: Prepares the nurse for an advanced role in population health.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Prepares the nurse for specialized advanced nursing practice and organizational leadership.
  • PhD in Nursing: Prepares the nurse scientist for a career in research.

Specialties

  • Advanced Population Health Nursing (Master’s)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • Organizational Leadership (Post-Master to DNP)

Pathways

  • Non-Nurses with a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s Degree
    • Graduate Entry Program in Nursing pathway to the MS, DNP, PhD
  • RNs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
    • MS, DNP, PhD
  • RNs with an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s Degree
    • MS, DNP, PhD
  • RNs with a Master’s Degree
    • DNP, PhD

Graduate Program Offerings

Pathway

Specialty

# of Credits

Study Options (Program Length)

Master’s Degree Program
Advanced Population Health Nursing
(APHN)
30 – 39 Full-time (1 year)
Part-time (2 years)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree Program
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse
Practitioner (AGPCNP)
77 Full-time (3 years)
Cohort model
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 77 Full-time (3 years)
Cohort model
Organizational Leadership 36 – 53 Part-time (2 years)
Cohort model
Organizational Leadership 29 (minimum) Part-time (3 semester minimum)
Cohort model
PhD Degree Program**
Nursing 60 plus dissertation Full-time (3 years)
Cohort model

*Post-Baccalaureate and GEPN students must complete the pre-licensure year and obtain the RN license by the end of the first semester of the specialty track coursework.

Which Terminal Nursing Degree is Right for You?

DNP PhD
Designed as a professional practice doctorate integrating evidence based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership to prepare experts in specialized advanced nursing practice Prepares nursing scholars with a focus on culturally appropriate clinical research aimed at improving the health of people in diverse societies.
Competencies: Knowledge and skill in applying and translating research into practice; Leads dissemination and integration of new knowledge in health care organizations.

AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing.

Competencies: Knowledge and skill in utilizing theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches to conduct research.

AACN Taskforce on the Future of the Research Focused Doctorate.

Program Outcome: Leaders in clinical and executive positions translating emerging science and developing policy to improve patient and population-based care Program Outcome: Scientists prepared for a research career in research-intensive environments and health care.  Nurses prepared for a faculty research role in academia.
A practice-application DNP project. Completion and defense of an original research study.

 

Contact

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Christopher P. Stutes, MLA
Graduate Entry Program in Nursing Coordinator

Contact for the Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (GEPN) applicants and enrolled students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 224
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-0445
Fax: (808) 956-5977
Email: gepn@hawaii.edu

 


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Raymond Jarman, PhD
Associate Specialist, Master's and PhD Program Advisor

Contact for the Masterʻs and PhD program applicants and enrolled students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-3519
Fax: (808) 956-5977
Email: gradnurs@hawaii.edu (For master’s program)
phdnurs@hawaii.edu (For PhD program)


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Aeza Hafalia, M.Ed
DNP Program Coordinator & NEXus Campus Staff Coordinator

Contact for DNP program applicants and enrolled students. Also for the NEXus program.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-8401
Fax: 808-956-5977
Email: dnpnurs@hawaii.edu

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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