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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 1, 2018.

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
UHM Graduate Division

Step 2

Apply to
Nursing’s Centralized Application Service

http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/how-apply

http://www.nursingcas.org

Fee: $100

Fee: $70
Select “DNP in Nursing Practice” as the planned course of study

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 state or jurisdiction of practice.  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 the state or jurisdiction of practice 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 state or jurisdiction of practice where the DNP project will be conducted.

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

For international Graduate Students, please directly contact at 808-956-8613 or email at issmanoa@hawaii.edu or visit the International Student Services website at http://www.hawaii.edu/issmanoa/

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