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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


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 1st both in the NursingCAS system and the UH Mānoa Office of Graduate Education. Completed applications are reviewed beginning October 1, 2018

Applicants must meet the requirements of both the UH Mānoa Office of Graduate Education 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

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

http://www.nursingcas.org

Fee: $100

Fee: $70
For the Planned Course of Study select “MS-Nursing” for the master’s in  Advanced Population Health Nursing.

For the Planned Course of Study select “DNP in Nursing Practice for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program

Admission Requirements

Education

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.

Prerequisite Requirements

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 and General Microbiology lecture; Human Growth and Development course; Applied Human Nutrition course; and an 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 applicate 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 at www.hawaii.edu/odstc.  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 Mānoa or within the UH System that fulfill the prerequisite requirement include:

Prerequisites

Course Examples

Offered at

 Credits

Two semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Labs PHYL 141/141L
PHYL 142/142L
UH Manoa
UH West Oahu
Lectures are 3 credits and the lab is 1 credit.Two semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs is 8 credits.
BIO 243/243L
BIO 244/244L
UH Hilo
Honolulu CC
ZOOL 142/142L Maui College
ZOOL 141/141L
ZOOL 142/142L
Kapiolani CC
Leeward CC
Windward CC
Kauai CC
General Microbiology lecture
(lab NOT required)
MICRO 130 UH Manoa
Honolulu CC
Kapiolani CC
Leeward CC
Windward CC
Kauai CC
Hawaii CC
3
BIO 275 UH Hilo
Introduction to Research Methods* HDFS 380
PSY 212
PSY 214
UH Manoa 3
PSY 212
PSY 214
UH Hilo
Maui College
Honolulu CC
PUBA 310 UH West Oahu
Human Growth and Development HDFS 230 UH Manoa 3
FAMR 230 Maui College
Kapiolani CC
Leeward CC
Hawaii CC
PSY 220 Kapiolani CC
Kauai CC
Applied Human Nutrition FSHN 185 UH Manoa
Honolulu CC
Windward CC
Maui College
3

* 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.

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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