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UH Manoa Nursing earns maximum 10-year reaccreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has reaccredited the baccalaureate (BS), master’s (MS), and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree programs through 2029. As of fall 2019, UH Manoa Nursing enrolls 205 undergraduate, 32 master’s, and 73 DNP students.

Nursing students standing outside of Hawaii Hall at UH Manoa

The comprehensive accreditation process included the completion of a rigorous self-study of the three degree programs followed by an on-site visit by a five member evaluation team on March 11-13, 2019. In 2018, 100% of first-time BS and Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (GEPN) test takers passed the NCLEX-RN exam required to practice as a registered nurse.

“This reaccreditation indicates that the programs continue to meet national standards for nursing education. It is a true testament to the commitment of our outstanding faculty, staff, students, and community partners” said Dean Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN. “The school will continue to provide exceptional, nationally accredited and nationally ranked nursing education programs to ensure our Hawaii nursing workforce is sufficient and prepared to meet the evolving needs of our community.”

In 2019, the school ranked #56 for Best Master’s Nursing School and #81 for Best DNP Nursing School, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is listed by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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About UH Manoa Nursing

UH Manoa Nursing, the Nursing Capital of the Pacific, is the leader in nursing education and research in Hawaii with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin. We support the mission of the University of Hawaii at Manoa: to provide an innovative, caring and multicultural environment in which faculty, students and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. The school offers the BS, master’s, and doctoral programs. To reflect Hawaii’s unique cultural diversity and heritage, UH Manoa Nursing is committed to increasing the representation of Native Hawaiian and other underserved people in all nursing programs.