NOTE: The school is redesigning the PhD in Nursing degree program and is not admitting new students. UHM Nursing will be admitting a class in fall 2018 and applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2017.
The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Nursing’s online PhD program is designed to prepare visionary scholars with expertise in conducting research to improve the health of culturally diverse populations, especially in Hawai'i and the Pacific Basin regions and countries. The curriculum will establish a strong foundation in research methodologies with each course linked to previous and subsequent courses contributing to the development of the dissertation study. The program of study is rigorous and requires students demonstrate strong critical thinking and writing skills that allow them to coherently and logically communicate their course assignments, and ultimately, their dissertation.
Alumni Testimonial - Deborah Mattheus, PhD, MSN, CPNP, APRN-Rx
PhD Program Pathway
Students can enter the PhD in Nursing program through this pathway.
RNs that have a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing or another field
- Courses are offered online through synchronous and asynchronous web technologies.
- Outstanding faculty committed to research and education with a wide range of expertise guides the PhD student with their study and research.
- The PhD student receives individual academic advising support throughout the program.
- The cohort model provides a support network of student colleagues who share the same goals.
- The part-time, four-year program requires 50 credits of course work, plus dissertation.
Summer Intensives are held prior to the start of the fall semester. Intensives vary in length from two to five days and are mandatory components of the online program.
The goal of the program is to graduate independent nursing scholars capable of conducting research that generates new knowledge focusing on health and well being of a diverse population primarily from Hawai'i and the Asia/Pacific region.
Partnership in the Nursing Education Exchange
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is a member of NEXus (The Nursing Education Xchange). NEXus is a collaboration between participating doctoral programs in nursing that allows doctoral students enrolled at member colleges and universities to take courses that may not be offered at his/her home institution for a common price.