UH Manoa Nursing online programs rise in national ranking

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Desiree Uyeda, (808) 2904
Marketing Manager, Nursing
Posted: Jan 12, 2016

Nursing Dean Mary Boland
Nursing Dean Mary Boland

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UH Mānoa Nursing among the nation’s best online graduate nursing programs. UH Mānoa Nursing placed 60th out of 149 ranked schools. Last year, UH Mānoa Nursing was ranked in 70th place. UH Mānoa Nursing is the only nursing school in Hawaiʻi to be ranked for online education.

The U.S. News & World Report 2016 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.

UH Mānoa Nursing offers master’s and doctoral degrees in online distance learning formats. As student needs for flexible independent learning environments evolve, UH Mānoa Nursing has responded to offer the Advanced Public Health Nursing master’s degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, and the PhD degree in online formats. Distance learning allows students to complete coursework online, conduct fieldwork in their local community, and gives students schedule flexibility by offering lectures asynchronously.

“Strong graduate nursing education is key to ensuring the delivery of quality health care in Hawai‘i. Our focus on advanced practice and doctoral education provides RNs on all our islands access to the lifelong learning needed for success in fast-paced high-technology care environments,” said Dean Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN.

UH Mānoa Nursing is committed to online education. In 2014, the school joined the Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus), which increased the range of specialty courses available to DNP and PhD nursing student by allowing them to take online courses from participating NEXus universities across the nation.

“By maximizing the use of online distance teaching, doctoral nursing students can take specialty courses that could not be offered at UH but which may be relevant to the student’s interest area. At the same time, students at a member university can enroll in courses offered at UH as long we have space available in the course,” said Dean Boland.  “This greater access will enable our students to more easily meet degree requirements, improve on-time graduation rates, and keep our future nurse leaders in Hawai‘i.”

For information about the graduation programs, visit www.nursing.hawaii.edu/graduate and for information on the NEXus program visit www.nursing.hawaii.edu/nexus.

To view a UH News video, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2016/01/12/online-nursing-programs-at-uh-manoa-rise-in-u-s-news-and-world-report-ranking/.

About UH Mānoa Nursing

UH Mānoa Nursing, the Nursing Capitol of the Pacific, is the leader in nursing education and research in Hawai‘i with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin. We support the mission of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: to provide an innovative, caring and multicultural environment in which faculty, students and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. The school offers the BS, master’s, and doctoral programs. To reflect Hawai‘i's unique cultural diversity and heritage, UH Mānoa Nursing is committed to increasing the representation of Native Hawaiian and other underserved people in all nursing programs. Visit us at www.nursing.hawaii.edu.