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

For RNs Applying for the August 2022 Cohort with the UH Manoa Shidler College of Business, Distance Learning EMBA-Health Care Management Track

The UH Manoa Shidler College of Business Distance Learning Executive Master of Business Administration: Health Care Management Track (EMBA-HC) to UH Manoa Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a program of study that allows students to obtain an MBA degree through the UH Manoa Shidler College of Business and a DNP degree from UH Manoa Nursing. The EMBA-HC program is a two-year (5 semester) program, the DNP program is a one year (3 semester) program. For information about the application process, please refer to UH Manoa Shidler Business College’s website at http://shidler.hawaii.edu/distance-emba/healthcare.

Shidler EMBA-HC students who intend to obtain the DNP degree must enroll into the UH Manoa Nursing DNP program during the final fall semester of their EMBA-HC program.

The Shidler EMBA-HC to DNP student must enroll in a minimum of six (6) didactic credits and a varying number of NURS 776 DNP Project credits, depending on the professional experience and practicum hours obtained in the student’s master’s degree program. Each student’s pathway will be tailored accordingly. The post-Master’s pathway requires a minimum of 3 semesters to complete.

The curriculum includes the completion of a minimum of 135 DNP project hours. However, additional DNP project hours may be required to meet the 1,000 project hours of the DNP degree. The DNP graduate meets the outcomes and competencies of the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing (AACN, 2006). Planning is underway to transition the curriculum to address the 2021 AACN The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education.

Experiential Learning Portfolio for Credit

The admitted EMBA-HC student may to petition to waive coursework by submitting an electronic Experiential Learning Portfolio (E-Portfolio). The E-Portfolio is a collection of descriptions and material that provide direct evidence of an individual’s learning, mastery, and accomplishments over time. The descriptions and exemplars may be drawn from an individual’s job- and academic-related experiences. The E-Portfolio is comprised of three major components: personal narrative, documentation of the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006), and a compilation of exemplars substantiating achievement of DNP Competencies. Planning is underway to transition the portfolio to address the 2021 AACN The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education.

Timeline

  • August 2022 – Start Shidler EMBA-HC program
  • September 2023 – Apply to UH Manoa Nursing
  • May 2024 – Graduate from Shidler with MBA degree
  • August 2024 – Start UH Manoa Nursing DNP program

Curriculum

The DNP Director will review the student’s professional experience and EMBA-HC coursework and create a curriculum plan customized for each student.

Note: Sequence of courses may change due to availability of courses. Enrollment in equivalent courses in other UH schools or offered by NEXus may be taken to ensure timely student progression. Students participate in a mandatory orientation during the first week of instruction each semester.

Year 1
12 or more credits
Fall
4 or more credits
NURS 730 Principles of Evidence-based Practice for Advanced Nursing (3 cr)
NURS 776 DNP Project (1 cr min.)
Spring
7 or more credits
NURS 735 Effective Program Evaluation for Quality Improvement (3 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
NURS 776 DNP Project (1 cr min.)
Summer 
1 or more credits
NURS 776 DNP Project (1 cr min.)

Total Number of Credits: 12 or more total credits required

Curriculum effective for DNP cohorts entering: Fall 2024

Current students refer to STAR for their individualized curriculum pathway.

Approved by committee: October 6, 2020

Page updated: September 30, 2022

How to Apply

Fall 2024 Applications Available: September 1, 2023

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Application Information

The DNP Program uses a rolling admissions process. 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 by the admissions team.

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 application requirements.

Three-Step Application Process

Application Requirements are found on the websites listed below.

Step 1 – Apply to UH Manoa Graduate Division

Step 2 – Apply to Nursing’s Centralized Application Service

Application deadlines for NCAS are set to Eastern Standard Time (EST) and will close at midnight EST the date of the deadline.

Step 3 – Submit additional requirements to dnpnurs@hawaii.edu

  • CV, Resume
  • Nursing License

Admission Requirement

Applicants accepted into the Shidler EMBA-HC cohort must apply to UH Manoa Nursing’s EMBA-HC to DNP program. Shidler students can indicate their interest in the DNP program by emailing the Program Coordinator at dnpnurs@hawaii.edu.

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements of both the UHM Graduate Division and the Department of Nursing for admission to the program.

Education

Masters of Business Administration from the UH Manoa Shidler College of Business EMBA-Health Care program.

Licensure

Current unrestricted RN license in the United States or evidence of passing the NCLEX-RN exam and a current RN license in the state or jurisdiction of practice.

National Certification

Copy of national certifications held, if applicable.

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.

Contact

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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

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Rick Ramirez, DNP, APRN-Rx, AG-ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN, CPEN
DNP Program Director & Assistant Professor

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 440
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-4865
Fax: 808-956-3257
Email: rjr64@hawaii.edu

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