Current Students Degrees Medical and Healthcare

Medical and Healthcare

Professional occupations usually require a bachelor’s degree or higher in a specialized field. Persons interested in healthcare should have a desire to help others, concern for the welfare of patients and clients, and an ability to deal with people of diverse backgrounds in stressful situations.


  • RN to BSN, Nursing (UH Hilo) This program fosters a dynamic curriculum that evolves in response to the changing demands of current and future health care needs in nursing at the local, state, national, or international levels. Emphasis is placed on learning about the challenges of delivering culturally congruent nursing care in a rural environment. Contact an Advisor | More Info


  • RN to BSN, Nursing (UH Manoa) The program is a complement to the statewide consortium nursing curriculum and builds upon initial nursing preparation with coursework to enhance professional development and to prepare for a broader scope of practice. Contact an Advisor | More Info


  • MS, Nursing (UH Manoa) The Master of Science (MS) program is designed for registered nurses who seek to expand their knowledge and clinical expertise to assume advanced practice and leadership nursing roles. Contact an Advisor | More Info


  • MS, Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (UH Manoa) The Hawai‘i Rehabilitation Counseling program (HRC) prepares graduate students to become successful practitioners and administrators in the field of vocational rehabilitation. Contact an Advisor | More Info


  • DNP, Nursing (UH Hilo) This is a terminal degree in nursing focusing on nursing leadership and application of research and practice. The DNP is also designed to prepare the nurse at an advanced level of nursing practice specifically as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as leaders and administrators for health care organizations. Contact an Advisor | More Info


  • DNP, Nursing (UH Manoa) This program is designed as a post-baccalaureate or higher degree program to meet our statewide demand for a highly competent nursing workforce equipped with the skills to ensure the delivery of safe, quality nursing care in Hawaii. Contact an Advisor | More Info


  • PhD, Nursing (UH Manoa)  This program is designed to prepare visionary scholars with expertise in conducting research to improve the health of culturally diverse populations. The curriculum will establish a strong foundation in research methodologies with each course linked to previous and subsequent courses contributing to the development of the dissertation study. Contact an Advisor | More Info
  • Certificate, Health Care Administration (UH West Oahu) This program provides students and health care practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge needed in the dynamic and growing health care field. Contact an Advisor | More Info


  • Certificate, Veterinary Assisting Distance (Windard Community College) The Veterinary Assisting Cohort on Maui builds on the success of the Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting, which was previously only available at the Windward Community College Campus. Contact an Advisor | More Info