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Fall 2024 Applications Available: September 1, 2023

Deadline Extension: May 1, 2024 11:59 PM  (Eastern Standard Time)

The DNP Program uses a rolling admissions process. Applicants must submit fully completed applications meeting all requirements for both the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Graduate Division and the Department of Nursing (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. Each applicant is evaluated on the merit of their individual application. 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 Nursing Centralized Admission Service (NCAS) system and the UHM Graduate Division. Please check NCAS and the UHM Graduate Division for a full listing of application requirements.

Two-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.

  • http://www.nursingcas.org
  • Fee: $80
  • Select “Doctor of Nursing Practice (PMH) Track for Applicants with a Baccalaureate Degree” for the planned course of study

Admission Requirements

Education

Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university earned by July 15 of the program start year. Special note for GEPN:  Once enrolled in GEPN, a student may not apply as a new student to another graduate nursing degree program.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Licensure

Current unrestricted RN license in the United States or evidence of passing the NCLEX-RN exam and have a current RN license in the state by the end of the first semester of the 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 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.

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