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Fall 2019 Applications Available: September 1, 2018

Deadline: January 5, 2019, 6:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time / 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


Application Information

All graduate degree programs within the Department of Nursing admit on a rolling admissions basis. 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 as soon as the submitted application is reviewed.

We encourage applicants to apply beginning September 1 both in the NursingCAS system and the UHM Graduate Division. Completed applications are reviewed beginning October 2.

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

Two-Step Application Process

Application Requirements are found on the websites listed listed below.

Step 1 – Apply to UH Manoa Graduate Division

Step 2 – Apply to Nursing’s Centralized Application Service

Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate to DNP

Education

Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or health related field or higher from an accredited college or university earned by July 15 of the program start year. Enrolled GEPN students are not eligible to apply to the BS to DNP program.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Licensure

Current unrestricted RN license in Hawaii. Students in BS Nursing programs can apply to the DNP. However, they must provide evidence of passing the NCLEX-RN exam and have a current RN license in Hawaii by the end of the first semester of the DNP program.

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 a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 600.

Admission Requirements for Master’s to DNP

Education

Master’s degree (or higher) in any field from an accredited college or university. Admission is contingent upon completion of the master’s degree requirements no later than the first day of class of the first semester of DNP coursework.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Graduate GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Licensure

Current unrestricted RN license in Hawaii.

National Certification

Copy of national certifications held, if applicable.

Statistics Course Completion

Successful completion of a graduate level statistics course that is at least 3 credits (taken within the last 5 years) must be completed before the student attends the first summer intensive.

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 a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 600.

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.

Admission Requirement For Shidler EMBA-HC to DNP

Applicants accepted for the fall (August) 2018 Shidler EMBA-HC cohort must apply to UH Manoa Nursing’s EMBA-HC to DNP program by December 15, 2019. Interested applicants can indicate their interest in the DNP program by emailing the Program Coordinator at dnpnurs@hawaii.edu.

Students accepted to the DNP program will begin nursing coursework in fall (August) 2020 after receiving their MBA degree in spring (May) 2020.

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 Hawaii.

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 a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 600.

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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