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RESOLUTION ON A SYSTEM-WIDE NURSING CURRICULUM ARTICULATION INITIATED BY THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND DENTAL HYGIENE

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on January 20, 2010
unanimous

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RESOLUTION ON A SYSTEM-WIDE NURSING CURRICULUM ARTICULATION INITIATED BY THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND DENTAL HYGIENE

WHEREAS
The University of Hawai`i’s nursing programs are developing a unified approach to nursing education in response to the State of Hawai‘i’s growing need for qualified registered nurses; AND

WHEREAS
The University of Hawai‘i Statewide Nursing Consortium’s (HSNC) mission is to develop a system of nursing education that meets Hawai‘i’s need for well educated, culturally sensitive and caring professionally competent nurses; AND

WHEREAS
The HSNC Consortium members are University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Kauai Community College, Maui
Community College, Kapiolani Community College, and Hawaii Community College; AND

WHEREAS
The curriculum articulation, during the first phase (fall 2010), is among University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Kauai
Community College, and Maui Community College; AND

WHEREAS
The curriculum is designed as a 4 year competency-based, integrated curriculum that culminates in a baccalaureate degree; AND

WHEREAS
The curriculum will be the same across all nursing programs participating in the HSNC and is initiated by the
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; AND

WHEREAS
The Community college students can choose to exit the program after achieving the competencies of the 3rd year earning an Associate Degree (AD); AND

WHEREAS
Community college students wishing to complete a baccalaureate degree will continue into the 4th year of the program, with a seamless transition into either on-campus or distance-based 4th year curriculum offered through University of Hawaii at Mānoa School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene (SONDH); AND

WHEREAS
This model will be more efficient and cost effective for AD students seeking a BS degree in nursing (currently,
Hawaii's AD programs are 3 years in length and nurses take an additional 2 years at the SONDH to earn their BS degree).

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SNDH) establish a system-wide nursing curriculum articulation.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
Non-nursing courses that fall outside the purview of SNDH, including the General Education courses, must be reviewed and matched according to campus-based articulation agreements.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
The Manoa Faculty Senate requests a report on the impacts of this curriculum in 4 years.