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University of Hawaii - Manoa (School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene)




The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) offers programs to prepare students for careers in nursing and dental hygiene primarily for the state of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin.

The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the bachelor of science, master of science and PhD in nursing degrees and a post-master’s certificate in nursing. The undergraduate nursing program provides two options: (a) the bachelor of science degree pathway, which admits students following completion of a minimum of 34 credit hours of the UH General Education Core requirements and nursing prerequisite courses in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and (b) the RN to BS pathway, which allows entry after completion of the AS degree or diploma in nursing.

The program leading to the master of science in nursing degree prepares the student for advanced practice role in primary care, psychiatric-mental health nursing, community/public health, nursing education, nursing administration, and nursing administration/MBA. The program leading to the PhD in nursing prepares visionary scholars who are capable of conducting culturally appropriate clinical scholarship and teaching in nursing educational programs.

The Department of Dental Hygiene offers the bachelor of science in dental hygiene. The program admits students following completion of dental hygiene prerequisite courses and UH General Education Core requirements.

VISION

The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene’s (SONDH) vision is to be the leader in nursing and dental hygiene education and research in Hawaii with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin.

MISSION

The SONDH supports the mission of the University of Hawaii at Manoa: to provide an innovative, caring and multicultural enviornment in which faculty, students and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. To better reflect Hawaii's unique cultural diversity and heritage, the SONDH is committed to increasing Native Hawaiian and other underserved people in all nursing and dental hygiene programs.

The school is committed to the following:

1. Educating qualified people in the disciplines of nursing and dental hygiene;
2. Using learning approaches that are appropriate to the needs of students and facilitating achievement of health outcomes within the diverse communities of the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin;
3. Advancing knowledge through research; and
4. Designing and implementing nursing and dental hygiene services.



School name:University of Hawaii - ManoaSchool of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
Address:2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall
Zip & city:HI 96822 Hawaii
Phone:808-956-8522
Web:http://www.nursing.hawaii.edu/
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CONSUMER HEALTH ONLINE
Explores and evaluates consumer health and medical information, support groups, and self-help communities on the Internet. The focus is on informed decision-making and active participation in personal health and medical care. Pre: e-mail address, internet access, and availability.

HEALING AND WELLNESS
Course is built upon the dimensions that comprise healing and wellness and is based upon the mind-body-spirit model of the human energy system. Theoretical/research concepts and experiential interventions and strategies will be explored to enhance health and wellness with self and others. Repeatable once only.

NURSING: THE NEXT GENERATION
Survey of nursing theories, conceptual frameworks, and decision-making, emphasizing the role of the professional nurse. Examination of professional nursing practice and roles in diverse community settings.

WOMEN AND HEALTH
Explores current issues in the conceptualization and delivery of health care for women.

PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING CONCEPTS
Examination of psychosocial concepts in relationship to therapeutic use of self within nursing practice. Focuses on concepts of communication, interpersonal relationships, and culture.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC NURSING CONCEPTS
Pathophysiologic basis of altered health as a foundation for planning nursing care. Application of concepts from microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and psychology.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING I
Systematic health assessment, data collection, and analysis used to distinguish between health and deviations from health. Application of communication skills, interviewing techniques, and group process principles.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING I LAB
Practice of assessment skills in dry lab and clinical settings. Application of communication skills, interviewing techniques, physical examination skills, and group process principles.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING II
Introduction to nursing as a practice profession and the use of the nursing process and nursing interventions to meet basic human needs.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING II LAB
Application of the nursing process and the use of nursing interventions to meet basic human needs. Introduction to nursing as a practice profession.

ETHICAL LEGAL ASPECT HEALTH-CARE
Ethical dilemmas and legal issues in health care; focus on decision-making in professional activity and social policy formation. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent.

ALTERNATIVE NURSING INTERVENTIONS
Alternative nursing interventions in providing care for individuals, families, and groups. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent.

HEALTH-CARE/NURSING IN JAPAN IN COMPARISON WITH THE UNITED STATES
Comparison of Japanese health-care system and professional nursing practice with that of the United States. Field trip to Japan includes interactions with Japanese nursing students.

GERONTOLOGY: ITS NURSING IMPLICATIONS
Explores attitudes toward the aged, biological and psychological aspects, ethnicity, sexuality, nutritional problems, community resources, other related topics.

NURSING IN THE MULTICULTURAL MILIEU
Relates values, beliefs, attitudes, family organization, lifestyles, and health practices in different ethnic groups to health-care and nursing practice.

THE BRAIN
Introduction to neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and neurophysiology for undergraduate students interested in any health profession.

THE REFLECTIVE CLINICIAN
Examines the effect of the arts on the subjective human experience. Approaches and knowledge from the humanities are used to explore and enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of the nurse.

PHARMACOBEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF SUBSTANCE USE/ABUSE
Survey of physiobehavioral effects of major categories of used/abused substances including opiates, sedative/hypnotics, common “recreational” drugs, and abused foods. Pre: open to nonnursing majors with consent.

NURSING CARE OF HIV INFECTED CLIENT
Discussion of selected aspects of HIV disease, manifestations, systems affected, and nursing considerations. Legal and social implications affecting nursing care of HIV positive clients are explored.

INTRODUCTION TO PAIN MANAGEMENT
A fundamental course on pain, using cancer-related pain as the model. Discussion of effective assessment, treatment, management, and evaluation of pain.

CHRONIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Explores the impact of chronic illness on children, adolescents, families, and communities. A variety of specific chronic conditions will be examined.

HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION
Principles, concepts, theory, and practice of health education and promotion. Emphasis on incorporating the nursing process in a group health education presentation.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING I
Examination of human responses to commonly occurring adult health problems in acute care and community settings.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING I LAB
Application of the nursing process in the care of clients with commonly occurring adult health problems in acute care and community settings. Exposure and participation in multidisciplinary collaboration.

PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Examination of human response to mental illness in relation to biological, psychological, social, cultural and nursing theories. Emphasizes self-awareness, therapeutic communication and health-related outcomes.

PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING LAB
Application of the nursing process involving human responses to mental illness. Emphasizes self-awareness, therapeutic communication and health-related outcomes.

MATERNAL NEWBORN NURSING
Examines human responses to childbearing and the nursing practice for that experience. Focuses on health promotion and maintenance of the childbearing family.

MATERNAL NEWBORN NURSING CLINICAL LAB
Application of clinical knowledge of the care of the childbearing client and family in the acute and community setting. Emphasis on health promotion and maintenance of the childbearing family.

CHILD HEALTH NURSING
Examination of the human responses of children and their families along the health illness continuum. Emphasis on the child in the family and interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health.

CHILD HEALTH NURSING LAB
Application of the nursing process in the delivery of holistic, therapeutic nursing care to culturally diverse children and families along the health and illness continuum in community and acute settings.

DIRECTED READING/RESEARCH I, II
Limited to juniors and seniors in nursing.

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