School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

MSN to DNP Class Scheduling

See NURS course descriptions in the UH Hilo Catalog.

Semester 1 (Fall Year 1) (12 credits)

Fall Institute/ Orientation: Late August 1

  • NURS 618 EPI/Environmental Health (3)
  • NURS 601 Social Aspects of Health (3)
  • NURS 602 Information Systems/Technology (3)
  • NURS 612 Evidence Based Practice (3)

Semester 2 (Spring Year 1) (6-9 Credits)

  • NURS 611 Advanced Research Methods (3)
  • NURS 616 Health Economics (3)
  • *Elective (3)

Spring Institute: May 1

Semester 3 (Summer Year 1)(6 Credits)

  • NURS 613 Program Develop/Evaluation (3)
  • NURS 606 Rural Health Promotion (3)

Semester 4 ( Fall Year 2)(7-10 Credits)

  • NURS 614 System-Based Leadership (3) System-Based Leadership (3)
  • NURS 615 Health Policy: Local to Global (4) Health Policy: Local to Global (4)
  • Elective (3) _ It is strongly recommended that the student take a course in Education Teaching Strategies._

Semester 5 (Spring Year 2 ) (6 Credits)

  • NURS 617 Practice Inquiry/Project (6) Practice Inquiry/ Project (6)

Spring Institute/Graduation: _May_1

Program total 37- 40 credits


  1. All institutes are Mandatory. Dates will be provided in advance. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎