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Master’s in Business Administration in Health Care to Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Master’s in Business Administration in Health Care (MBA-HC) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) pathway begins with a program of study that allows students to obtain a MBA-HC degree through the Shidler Business College. The MBA-HC is a two-year program that requires completion of 48 credits for the degree. The next MBA-HC cohort will begin in Fall 2016. For information about the application process, please refer to UH Manoa Shidler Business College’s website at http://shidler.hawaii.edu/distance-emba/healthcare.
 
Subsequently, Shidler MBA-HC graduates can enroll in DNP courses to obtain their post-MBA-HC DNP degree. The DNP coursework for this program is part-time, consists of a total of 29 credits, and is designed to fulfill competencies outlined in the AACN’s Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing
 
Applicants accepted for the Fall 2016 Shidler MBA-HC cohort must apply to the School of Nursing’s MBA-HC to DNP program by December 15, 2017. Interested applicants can indicate their interest in the DNP program by emailing the Program Coordinator at DNPnurs@hawaii.edu. Students accepted to the DNP program will begin nursing coursework in August 2018 after receiving their MBA-HC degree.
 

Fast Facts

  • Admits licensed RNs possessing a master’s in business administration in health care degree from the UH Manoa Shilder College of Business. 
  • 29 credits (9 didactic credits & 20 credits for the DNP project) completed part-time over three semesters including a summer session. 
  • Students will enter and progress in learning cohorts with courses offered in a combination of required summer face-to-face sessions, online, and/or hybrid delivery. 
  • Coursework will include a practice-based project. 
  • The DNP student will receive individual advising and support throughout the program by faculty and practice-based advisors.
     

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, the graduate is awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The graduate will be competent in the eight Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006) for a leadership role in the larger healthcare system. The DNP graduate will be prepared to serve as leaders in clinical and executive positions, translating emerging science and policy directions to improve patient and population-based care delivery. 
 

Curriculum Pathway

The student completes 29 credits (9 didactic credits & 20 credits for the DNP project) completed part-time over three semesters including a summer session. Students begin the program in August and progress in a learning cohort with courses offered in a combination of campus face-to-face seminars, online, and hybrid (blended) delivery. Students will attend two required on-campus week-long seminars during their course of study. The DNP project has a strong applied focus with students conducting projects relevant to their practice.
 
Please note: Sequence of courses may change due to availability of courses.
 

Year 1

Summer

Summer Intensive

Fall 

NURS 730 Principles of Evidence-Based Practice for Advanced Nursing (3)
NURS 776* DNP Project (1-10 cr, 1 cr min.)

Spring
 

NURS 746 Program Evaluation (3)
NURS 761 Translation Science (3)
NURS 776* DNP Project (1-10 cr, 1 cr min.)

Year 2 

Summer

Summer Intensive 
NURS 776* DNP Project (1-10 cr, 1 cr min.)

 

Updated: August 12, 2016

 
Note: *DNP Project - Graduates of the program shall have “a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice post-baccalaureate as part of a supervised academic program” (AACN, 2006); 1 credit hour = 3 hours per week or 45 hours per semester.
 
 

Contact

Aeza Hafalia, MEd
Education Specialist
DNP and PhD Program
Phone: (808) 956-8401
Fax: (808) 956-5977
dnpnurs@hawaii.edu

Pualani Gandall-Yamamoto, DNP, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC
Program Director, DNP Program
Phone: (808) 956-5480

 

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