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The Master of Science (MS) degree program is designed as a post-baccalaureate program to meet our statewide demand for a highly competent nursing workforce equipped with the skills to ensure the delivery of safe, quality nursing care in Hawaii. The program incorporates the AACN  Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN, 2011) as the foundation for the curriculum, integrating evidence based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership to prepare nurses for flexible leadership and critical action within complex, changing systems, including health, educational, and organizational systems. Planning is underway to transition the curriculum to address the 2021 AACN The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education.

MS Degree Program offers two tracks:

Online Advanced Population Health Nursing

  • For RNs with either:
    • a Bachelor of Science in nursing
    • an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and a bachelor ‘s degree or higher in another field
  • Fall (August) Admission only
  • Full- or part-time program

Nursing Education & Leadership

  • For RNs with one of the following:
    • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS)
    • an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and a bachelor’s degree or higher in another field
    • currently enrolled graduate nursing students
  • Fall (August) Admission only
  • Full- or part-time program

Fast Facts

  • Two-step application process
  • The Master of Science (MS) degree program has two tracks which prepare nurses for leadership roles. The Advanced Population Health Nursing is focused on population health in Hawaii and the Pacific Region. The Nursing Education & Leadership has a focus on nursing education and leadership.
  • The MS degree program also has a thesis option in both tracks.

Program Outcomes / Competencies

The AACN Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing provides the foundational curricular elements and framework for the master’s education nursing program (AACN, 2011). Copies or versions in other languages are available at the AACN Essentials website. Planning is underway to transition the curriculum to address the 2021 AACN The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education.

A competent nurse in an advanced role:

  • Demonstrates professional actions based on core nursing values, professional standards of practice, and the law.
  • Develops insight through reflective practice, self-analysis, and self-care through the understanding of the law.
  • Engages in ongoing self-directed learning and provides care based on evidence supported by research.
  • Demonstrates leadership in nursing and health care.
  • Collaborates as part of a health care team.
  • Practices within, utilizes, and contributes to the broader health care system.
  • Practices client-centered care.
  • Communicates effectively and uses technology to support the delivery of health services.
  • Demonstrates clinical judgment and critical thinking in the delivery of care of clients while maintaining safety.

(2018 – UHM Graduate Nursing Program – MS, DNP, PhD Program Outcomes)

Student Testimonial

Contact

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Raymond Jarman, PhD
Associate Specialist, Master of Science and PhD Program Advisor

Contact for applicants and current students in the Master of Science and PhD programs.

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-3519
Fax: (808) 956-5977

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Gary Glauberman, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, NHDP-BC
Online Advanced Population Health Nursing Program Director & Assistant Professor

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 413
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-3390
Fax: 808-956-3257
Email: glauberm@hawaii.edu

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Merle Kataoka-Yahiro, DrPH, MS, APRN
Professor & Graduate Chair, Program Director – MS in Nursing Education & Leadership

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 409
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-5329
Fax: 808-956-3257
Email: merle@hawaii.edu

For students who do not have a degree in nursing, contact the Graduate Entry Program in Nursing Coordinator.

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James Cromwell, MEd
Graduate Entry Program in Nursing Coordinator

Contact for applicants and current students in the GEPN Program.

Email: gepn@hawaii.edu

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-0445
Fax: 808-956-3257

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