Program at a Glance
The online PhD program is designed to prepare visionary scholars who are capable of conducting clinical scholarship to improve the health of a diverse society and of teaching in nursing educational programs, especially those with minority student populations.
Courses are offered through synchronous and asynchronous web technologies. Prior to the start of the first semester, a one week intensive meeting will be held for introductions, socialization into the profession, introduction to the courses, meetings with advisors and other professors, and to work out logistical issues. In addition a second and third year intensive are also held on site at UH Manoa. The on-line program will allow you flexibility to accommodate course, work, and personal schedules.
This program is a part time four year track. The program requires 46 credits of post master's course work, plus dissertation. An outstanding faculty committed to research and education with a wide range of expertise will guide your study and research. You will also receive the support of individual academic advising to assist you as needed. You will be part of a cohort of students from many locations who share the same goals and who also serve as a support network.
Each year the program carries out an on campus intensive orientation week that provides the first opportunities to expose those new to elements of the online program and support, services, resources, and expectations of the online nursing program (OPN). It also provides a 2nd year orientation meeting for returning students to become familiar with the OPN requirements at their stage in the program, reorienting them on strategies for accessing resources and locating appropriate assistance. A third year intensive is offered for students moving into the dissertation phase of the program. The third year meeting aims to develop graduate students’ sense of expectation and direction through dissertation and advisement stages and requirements.
Summer Intensives are normally held during the month of August prior to the start of the Fall semester. Intensives vary in length from 2 to 5 days and are mandatory components to the online program.
NURS 739 Advanced Nursing Science (3 cr)
NURS 742 Qualitative Methods (3 cr)
NURS 751 Concept Development & Analysis (3 cr)
NURS 741 Quantitative Methods (3 cr)
NURS 745 Creative Learning Strategies for Adults (3 cr)
NURS 747 Curriculum Development (3 cr)
NURS 748 Supervised Practicum in Teaching (variable credit 3-5 cr)
NURS 752 Advanced Statistics I (3 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
NURS 753 Advanced Statistics II (3 cr)
NURS 777 Research Practicum (3 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
NURS 767 Culturally Competent Research Methods
NURS 699 Proposal Development (1 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
NURS 800 Dissertation (1 cr)*
*NURS 800 enrollment required until dissertation defense successfully completed.
Description of PhD Electives
Description: Doctoral students are encouraged to take graduate level courses (e.g., Masters, PhD, DNP, etc.) in fields of study that will enhance their doctoral education and research focus. These courses may be offered in other University of Hawaii Schools or Departments (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Medicine, etc.) and/or courses offered by other universities and colleges including those available via NEXUS.
Process: The student discusses the selection of electives with their adviser who approves/disapproves of the selection. If the elective is taken from another university or college, the student must request that the transcript be sent to the Grad Division for their files. If the course is offered with a different course code than a 600+ level course, the student should provide a course description to their adviser verifying that the course is at a masters level or higher (i.e., graduate level; grading).
Comps, Proposal and Dissertation Defenses