Webster 402
2528 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8522
Fax: (808) 956-3257

Dean: Clementina Ceria-Ulep
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Lorrie Wong
Associate Dean for Research: Holly Fontenot

General Information

The Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) offers programs to prepare students for careers in nursing and dental hygiene primarily for the state of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin.

The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the bachelor of science, master of science, DNP, and PhD nursing degrees. The department admits students to the undergraduate program both directly from high school and after completion of nursing pre-requisites and UH Mānoa General Education Core requirements. An online pathway is available for associate degree nursing graduates to complete the baccalaureate. The school admits students to the graduate program with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

The Department of Dental Hygiene offers the bachelor of science degree. The program admits students following completion of dental hygiene prerequisite courses and the majority of UH Mānoa General Education Core requirements.


The leader in nursing and dental hygiene education and research in Hawai‘i with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin.


The NAWSON mission is 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. To better reflect Hawai‘i’s unique cultural diversity and heritage, the NAWSON is committed to increasing the representation of Native Hawaiian and other under-served people in all nursing and dental hygiene programs.

Degrees and Certificates

Bachelor’s Degrees: BS dental hygiene, BS nursing
Master’s Degree: MS nursing
Doctoral Degree: PhD, DNP
Certificate: Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education