Online nursing programs at UH Manoa rise in U.S. News and World Report ranking

Online nursing programs at UH Manoa rise in U.S. News and World Report ranking


>>Mary G. Boland: Well we were delighted to learn that US news & world report’s ranks our program so highly and that it’s so competitive
naturally we know we have a good program here in Hawaii but it’s always great to
see that your peers and the larger community appreciates the work you’re
doing. Health care is changing as we all know those of us who are consumers or
who pay for healthcare insurance. It also means that we need a different kind of
nurse both at the bedside and in the community and in Hawaii in particular
UH as a state asset we’re really focused on meeting the needs of the
entire state. Online and distance based learning is just critical to that it’s
not only Oahu, it’s also the island of Kauai, and Maui, Molokai, Lanai, the
smaller islands as well making sure there’s access to nurses there to get
continuing education and so they can stay current and be competent when
they’re taking care of patients. Our graduate programs really are designed to
allow working nurses to continue their education and because their schedules
are oftentimes variable and just the reality of coming to Manoa to classes
particularly with the traffic we see now on the west side of Hawaii, it’s really
critical that they’re able to continue their education in a way that is able to
make a difference for them. The challenge in it in a state and a small state like
Hawaii is that you can’t be all things to all people and yet at the same time
there are a lot of needs to be met. Within the school we’re actually the
only nursing school in the state that offers the full range of academic
education for nursing. So starting with nurses who start at the community
colleges and want to receive a BS degree we’re able to move them very seamlessly
through to that bachelor’s degree in a very short period of time and at Manoa
we see our role really as leading in area and so we offer the full range of
masters and doctoral programs for nurses to allow them to receive their education
both as nurse scholars as expert nurse clinicians as well as nurse leaders.

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