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Doctoral Nursing Education at UH Manoa

UH Mānoa Nursing doctoral programs are committed to the advancement of nursing with a shared focus on leadership, excellence, and innovation.  Students can select the doctoral degree option, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or a PhD in Nursing, that best fits their career goals.

 

DNP

PhD

Admission

Master’s degree in nursing or a related area with a 3.0 GPA

Master’s degree in nursing or a related area with a 3.0 GPA

Credits

36-53 credits (30 didactic credits plus a minimum of 6-17 credits for the scholarly inquiry project in two years including summer)

49 credits with dissertation

Program Length

2 years (including summer)  

4 years (including summer)

Tuition

Based on 2013-14 Outreach College tuition rates, tuition is $811 per credit hour for Hawaii residents and $1542 per credit hour for non-residents.

Fees are $390 per semester per student, regardless of residency status.

For current official rates visit:

http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/myuh/fees.asp

Based on 2013-14 Outreach College tuition rates, tuition is $811 per credit hour for Hawaii residents and $1542 per credit hour for non-residents.

Fees are $390 per semester per student, regardless of residency status.

For current official rates visit:

http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/myuh/fees.asp

Program Format

Synchronous and asynchronous online course work with face-to-face summer intensives

Synchronous and asynchronous online course work with face-to-face summer intensives

Student Interest

Commitment to a career in clinical practice and/or executive leadership

Oriented toward improving outcomes of care delivery

Commitment to research or faculty career

Oriented toward development of new knowledge

Objectives

Prepares experts in specialized advanced nursing practice focused on evidence based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership

Prepares visionary scholars to generate new knowledge that will improve the health of a diverse society.

Competencies & Content

Knowledge and skill in applying and translating research into practice; Leads dissemination and integration of new knowledge in health care organizations

AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing http://www.aacn.nche.edu/DNP/pdf/Essentials.pdf)

Knowledge and skill in utilizing theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches to conduct research; Contributes new knowledge to nursing and health care. 

AACN Taskforce on the Future of the Research Focused Doctorate

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/phdposition.pdf

Program Outcome

Leaders in clinical and executive positions translating emerging science and developing policy to improve patient and population-based care

Scientists prepared for a research career in research-intensive environments and health care.

Nurses prepared for a faculty research role in academia.

Final Project

A practice-application final DNP Scholarly Inquiry Project (SIP) in collaboration with the employer

Completion and defense of an original research proposal and project

 

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