U.S. News and World Report has ranked the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa among the nation’s best online graduate nursing programs. UH Mānoa was the only nursing school in Hawaiʻi to be ranked for online education.
Nursing placed 35 out of 154 schools, ranking UH Mānoa in the 23 percentile. Last year, UH Mānoa nursing ranked 61 out of 144 schools.
“National recognition of our online graduate programs solidifies our position as the leader in nursing education and research in Hawaiʻi,” said Dean Mary G. Boland. “UH Mānoa nursing continually strives for excellence, and we are so proud to be ranked among the nation’s top 25 percent of nursing schools.”
The U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs ranking of master’s degree programs in nursing assessed quality through student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology and admissions selectivity.
More about the online program
UH Mānoa nursing offers a master’s degree in an online distance learning format. The Advanced Population Health Nursing program is a distance-based master’s degree for registered nurses who wish to practice in Hawaiʻi, on the U.S. mainland or in an international setting.
The program focuses on population-level health, wellness, health promotion and disease prevention. Coursework is completed online and fieldwork is conducted in the student’s own local community.
The 30–39 credit program is designed to be completed in one year as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student.
For information about graduate programs, visit the UH Mānoa nursing website.
—By Desiree Uyeda