Public Health Nurse Certifications and Degree Programs in Hawaii

There is one school in Hawaii that offers a public health nurse program. Read an overview of this program, requirements and tuition info and find out whether this school is the right one for you.

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Essential Information

The University of Hawaii at Manoa offers one degree program focusing on public health nursing. Students who are in this master's program must complete practicum requirements that may include research and/or clinical hours. In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Hawaii at Manoa number 104 of the best nursing schools for master's degrees and number 88 of the top public schools in the nation.

University of Hawaii at Manoa

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is located in Honolulu and enrolls about 20,000 students. The school offers a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on advanced public health nursing. This program requires 36 credit hours of study and is offered through a distance-based format. Classes in the program cover topics like health promotion and disease prevention, health policy and the health and healing practices of native Hawaiian populations. Students in the program also complete research and a practicum.

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Career Information

Nurses in Hawaii must be licensed. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing is responsible for licensing nurses in the state. To become licensed, an individual must complete a nursing program from an accredited school and pass an exam.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type & Setting Public Health Nursing Programs Offered Graduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)
University of Hawaii at Manoa 4-year, public; large city Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on advanced public health nursing $15,072 for in-state and $35,160 for out-of-state students*

Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics.

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