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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene (SONDH) is the premier nursing and dental hygiene school in the State of Hawai‘i. Located on the Mānoa campus, the only doctoral/research university-intensive institution in Hawai‘i, we are dedicated to improving health through education, research, and service. The School provides instructional, clinical and research activities to enhance the health and care of diverse populations in the State of Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region.

 

College-Level Exam Program Option

College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) exams are a viable option for satisfying course requirements of the Bachelor of Science in nursing programs. Applicants to and students of a SONDH undergraduate nursing program must consult with a SONDH Office of Students Services advisor regarding the use and limitations of non-graded course equivalencies to meet current graduation requirements.

Students who successfully pass a CLEP exam will be awarded college credit toward a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and, therefore, will not need to take the respective required coursework.

To schedule an appointment to discuss this option, please contact Tracy Chagami, Undergraduate Nursing Academic Advisor at (808) 956-8452 or chagami@hawaii.edu
 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing Program Pathways

High School Direct Entry in Nursing

For high school graduates.

August admission only.

This program admits high school graduates who will complete their Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in four years. With direct entry into our nursing program, a student’s academic path is secure.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

For current UH and transferring college students without an RN.

August admission only.

This program admits current UH Manoa, transfer and veteran students. The program is designed to prepare traditional and veteran students for graduate education and career development.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (For ADN Graduates from UH Consortium)

For ADN graduates from UH Consortium program.

August admission only (Maui and Kauai)

August and January admission (Kapiolani)

This program admits associate degree nursing (ADN) graduates from the following UH Consortium programs: Maui College, Kauaʻi Community College, and Kapiʻolani Community College. The program is designed to provide an efficient bridge to the baccalaureate for the RN with an associate degree from a UH Consortium program.

RN to BS (For Non-UH Consortium Graduates)

For ADN graduates  from non-UH Consortium programs with less than 2 years of RN experience.

August admission only. 

This program admits associate degree nursing (ADN) graduates from non-UH Consortium programs with less than two years of RN experience. The program is designed to provide an efficient bridge to the baccalaureate for the associate degree nurse with less than 2 years RN experience.

Executive RN to BS

For ADN graduates with 2 or more years of RN experience.

August admission only with required transition courses in the summer prior.

This program admits associate degree nursing (ADN) graduates with two or more years of RN experience. The program is designed to provide a transition to the baccalaureate for the experienced associate degree RN.

Note: The School offers the program when a cohort of 30 students are admitted. UHM Nursing will admit cohorts in coorperation with employers as requested.

 

Graduate Nursing Program Pathways

Graduate Entry Program in Nursing

For non-nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's degree or higher.

August admission only.

The Graduate Entry Program in Nursing offers post-baccalaureate or higher degree entry to the Master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and PhD in Nursing programs. The program consists of an intensive pre-licensure year of study that is delivered across three continuous semesters. Upon completion of the first year, the students transition into their graduate nursing degree track and begin courses for their advanced degree.

Master of Science

For applicants who have a BS in Nursing degree.

August admission only.

The Master of Science Advanced Population Health Nursing (APHN) program is designed for registered nurses who seek to expand their knowledge and clinical expertise to assume advanced practice and leadership nursing roles. 

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

For nurses who have a bachelor's or master's degree.

August admission only.

The program offers the terminal degree in Nursing Practice and is designed as a post-baccalaureate or post-master's program. The school offeres the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialties. The post-master's pathway is open to any nurse with a master's degree including and MBA.

PhD in Nursing

For nurses who have a bachelor's degree.

August admission only.

The 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.

Note: PhD students will be admitted for Fall 2018 pending approval of the revised program.

 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dental Hygiene

High School Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene

For high school graduates.

August admission only.

This program admits high school graduates who will complete their Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene degree in four years. With direct entry into our program, a student’s academic path is secure.

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

For current UH and transferring college students.

August admission only.

This program admits current UH Manoa, transfer and veteran students to the bachelor of science degree program following completion of prerequisite and the majority of general education courses.

 

If you require information in an alternative format, please contact us at: nursada@hawaii.edu


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