The University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene is entering into partnerships with healthcare agencies in the community to expand the number of students admitted into its baccalaureate nursing program. Faced with the problem of decreasing numbers of available nurses to fill vacant positions, administrators in local hospitals have provided funding to the school to hire the additional faculty needed to accommodate additional students.
The Queen‘s Medical Center has provided a grant to support the admission of 10 additional students into the nursing program for the Fall 2001 semester. These 10 students were accepted from the list of candidates for fall admission and, although qualified for admission, could not be accepted into the program because of lack of space.
It is expected that this support shown by the Queen‘s Medical Center will be matched by other agencies in the community. Therefore, students who are interested in the program should contact the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene‘s Office of Student Services for more information at 956-8939. Students are admitted into the nursing program in both the fall and spring semesters. The deadlines for application are October 1 for spring admission and March 1 for fall admission. Because prerequisite courses are required for the program, it is important for interested individuals to attend information sessions that are offered and to meet with the nursing academic advisor to prepare for application and/or completion of required courses if necessary.
Admission requirements are:
(1) Prerequisite general education courses and natural science courses (listed in information packet available by request through the Office of Student Services at 956-8939 or at www.nursing.hawaii.edu);
(2) Acceptance to the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa;
(3) A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better;
(4) Completion of a Department of Nursing application;
(5) Acceptable scores on the admissions examination.
Information sessions are available to discuss admission requirements in detail. Call 956-8939 for session dates and times.
Financial aid information and other information about scholarships, grants and loans available to students majoring in nursing may be obtained from the UH Manoa Financial Aid Services Office at 956-7251. This information may also be accessed via the web at www.hawaii.edu/fas. Fall 2001 resident tuition is $130 per credit; non-resident tuition is $400 per credit. Tuition is subject to change. There is also a $500 per semester professional fee for all undergraduate nursing programs. Additional fees, such as books and supplies, may apply.
The nursing programs at UH Manoa are the only programs in Hawaiʻi accredited by both the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.