UH Mānoa nursing earns maximum 10-year reaccreditation

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U H Manoa nursing students

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has reaccredited the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa nursing baccalaureate (BS), master’s and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree programs through 2029. As of fall 2019, UH Mānoa nursing department enrolled 205 undergraduate, 32 master’s and 73 DNP students.

The comprehensive accreditation process included the completion of a rigorous self-study of the three degree programs followed by an on-site visit by a five-member evaluation team in March 2019. In 2018, 100 percent of first-time BS and Graduate Entry Program in Nursing test takers passed the National Council Licensure Examination-RN exam required to practice as a registered nurse.

“This reaccreditation indicates that the programs continue to meet national standards for nursing education. It is a true testament to the commitment of our outstanding faculty, staff, students and community partners,” said School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene Dean Mary G. Boland. “The school will continue to provide exceptional, nationally accredited and nationally ranked nursing education programs to ensure our Hawaiʻi nursing workforce is sufficient and prepared to meet the evolving needs of our community.”

In 2019, the school ranked No. 56 for Best Master’s Nursing School and No. 81 for Best DNP Nursing School, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is listed by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.