Fall 2019 Applications Available: September 1, 2018
Deadline: January 5, 2019, 6:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time / 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
All graduate degree programs within the Department of Nursing admit on a rolling admission 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 UH Manoa Graduate Division. Completed applications are reviewed beginning October 2.
Applicants must meet the requirements of both the UH Manoa 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
- Fee: $100
- For the Master of Science in Advanced Population Health Nursing track, select “MS-Nursing” for the Planned Course of Study.
- For the Doctor of Nursing Practice program track, select “DNP in Nursing Practice” for the Planned Course of Study.
- For the PhD program track, select “Nursing-PhD” for the Planned Course of Study.
Step 2 – Apply to Nursing’s Centralized Application Service
- Fee: $70
Non-nursing Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university earned by July 15th of the program start year.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Applicants may apply to GEPN while completing undergraduate prerequisite courses. Prerequisites must be completed by August 1 of the year the student begins the GEPN Program.
Required science prerequisite course are:
- Two semesters of Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
- General Microbiology lecture
- Human Growth and Development course
- Applied Human Nutrition course
- Introduction to Research course
Employment experience will not count towards fulfilling the prerequisite course requirements. Prerequisites must be completed at an accredited college or university.
Science prerequisites of Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) I & II and Microbiology must be completed with a grade of B or higher the first time these courses were taken. When the applicant has taken a prerequisite course more than once, the initial grade is used for application review. When the student is completing prerequisites during application review, the offer of admission is conditional upon completing each science prerequisite course with a grade of B or higher. The program prerequisites in Nutrition, Human Growth and Development, and Research require a grade of C or higher.
To verify course equivalencies from institutions outside of the UH system, please visit UHM’s Admissions and Records Transfer Credit Search website. Prerequisites taken at other universities must match the credit hour totals in the table below. A course completed in a quarter system is transferred in as 66% of one credit.
Courses offered at UH Manoa or within the UH System that fulfill the prerequisite requirement include:
Course Examples/Offered at
|Two semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Labs
Lectures are 3 credits and the lab is 1 credit.Two semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs is 8 credits.
|General Microbiology lecture
(lab NOT required)3 credits
|Introduction to Research Methods *
UH West Oahu
|Human Growth and Development
|Applied Human Nutrition
* The Introduction to Research Course must include the following research content: Problem Statement, Research Question, Hypothesis, Research Ethics, Literature Review, Sampling, Research Design, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Data Collection, Reliability, Validity, and Data Analysis. Courses that fulfill this prerequisite are commonly offered in Social Sciences departments at many 4-year colleges or universities and must cover the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of research. The title of the course usually includes “Research Methods.” Introduction to Statistics or Epidemiology does not fulfill this requirement.
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.