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Recent graduates from the UH Hilo Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education recently reaccredited the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program through 2029, the maximum 10-year term following a rigorous process that included a self-study, site visit and a review of the DNP nursing curriculum.

“The UH Hilo School of Nursing is dedicated to our community and committed to providing high-quality education to prepare advanced practice nurses equipped with the skills to ensure the delivery of safe, quality nursing care in Hawaiʻi,” said School of Nursing Director Joan Thompson Pagan. “We are very excited to share this news and look forward to continuing to help meet the health care needs of our community.”

The UH Hilo DNP program currently has 28 students, and has graduated 39 students since 2015.

“This achievement brings our School of Nursing closer to realizing its mission of elevating healthcare throughout Hawaiʻi and the world,” noted Interim Dean Jim Beets, College of Natural and Health Sciences.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health.