Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Hawaii.
Full List of Programs
University of Hawaii at Hilo
There are two entry points to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Hawaii Hilo. The post-baccalaureate DNP entry point is for RNs who are seeking training to become family nurse practitioners. This option has three areas of concentration: Gerontological Nursing, Transcultural Nursing and Rural Health Care. The post-master's DNP entry point is designed for nurses with advanced degrees in nursing specialty areas such as administration, education, practice, information systems management, and leadership. The DNP curriculum focuses on health policy, chronic care management, health economics, cultural diversity, health promotion, and disease prevention in rural communities. The program culminates in the completion, presentation and defense of the Practice Inquiry Project. The university's DNP degree has CCNE and ACEN accreditation.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
The post-baccalaureate, CCNE-accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Hawaii in Manoa offers two areas of specialization - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. This is a full-time, cohort program that is designed to be completed in three years. The program's curriculum is based on The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice developed by AACN. The university's Shidler Business College offers a Master of Business Administration in Health Care degree. Graduates of this program are eligible for admission to the DNP program. The DNP portion of the MBA-HC/DNP program consists of 29 credits and is designed as a part-time program of study. The post-master's DNP program of the university is currently on hiatus.