Students who are Military Hospital Corpsman (HM), may be eligible for the HM to BSN pathway. In order to qualify the student will:

  • Complete all general education (GenEd) requirements and all science and math pre-requisite courses (refer to the BSN program for required math and science courses)  

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a science/math GPA of 3.0 and must maintain 2.75 or higher HPU GPA and a 3.0 or higher nursing GPA to remain in the pathway.

  • ATI TEAS Test 70% or better.

If you are interested in the HM to BSN pathway, please email Casey Draiss at to schedule an appointment with the Associate Chief Nurse Administrator. During your appointment, the application process will be discussed as well as the NLN PN Fundamentals Secure Exam, unless already licensed as a LPN/LVN/RN.

HPU credit for completion of equivalent Military Hospital Corpsman or Army Medic Program courses. If an equivalent course has not been taken, successful completion of the course will be required to earn the BSN degree.

NUR 2950 Nursing Concepts and Processes - 3 credits

NUR 2951 Nursing Concepts and Processes Laboratory - 2 credits

NUR 2963 Communication for Health Care Professionals - 1 credit

NUR 3952 Gerontologic Nursing - 1 credit

NUR 3953 Gerontologic Nursing Laboratory - 2 credits

NUR 3962 Adult Health Care I - 3 credits

NUR 3963 Adult Health Care I Laboratory - 3 credits

NUR 3964 Adult Health Care II - 3 credits

NUR 3965 Adult Health Care II Laboratory - 4 credits

Equivalency Testing Prior to beginning the 1st Semester, Equivalency Testing must be completed (see below):

  • NUR 2970 Comprehensive Health Assessment (HPU Test-out) 2
  • NUR 2971 Comprehensive Health Assessment Laboratory (HPU Test-out) 1

Prior to beginning the 2nd Semester, Equivalency Testing must be completed (see below):

  • NUR 2300 Pharmacology (ATI Test) 3
  • NUR 3980/3981 Childbearing Family Theory and Laboratory (ATI Test) 2/1
  • NUR 3985/3986 Child and Family Health Theory and Laboratory (ATI Test) 3/1

All equivalency testing must be completed two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Failure to pass any equivalency test on the first attempt will require the student to enroll in the course in the upcoming semester. Credit is given for the clinical portion of NUR 3980 and 3985 upon successful completion of the ATI equivalency exam.

Individuals wishing to apply to HPU are required to submit the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Letter of recommendation

The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, Master's degree in nursing and Post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Hawai‘i Pacific University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.