Bachelor of Science in Nursing


As a student in HPU’s Nursing program, you will learn in a flexible, multicultural environment. Our students receive quality instruction that includes training in both clinical facilities and classroom settings: experience hands-on education through clinical placement at healthcare facilities throughout O‘ahu, and supplement your clinical training in our Experiential Learning Center, where you will be exposed to planned simulations modeled on real-world medical scenarios.

 As a part of our Nursing ‘ohana, you will have the opportunity to apply concepts, theories, and skills learned in the classroom and laboratories to a wide range of clinical settings. Our challenging curriculum and competent, caring faculty will guide you on your journey to become a skillful nurse who is able to care for individuals of all ages, their families, and their communities.

Outcome Categories

The BSN graduate will:

Patient-centered Care

Demonstrate patient-centered nursing practice across the lifespan.

Teamwork & Collaboration

Collaborate and communicate effectively with other professionals and interdisciplinary teams to improve healthcare outcomes.

Evidence-based Practice

Integrate evidence to guide clinical practice and evaluate outcomes of care.

Quality Improvement

Use quality improvement measures to evaluate the effect of change on the delivery of patient-centered care and patient outcomes.

Healthcare Informatics

Use evidence-based information and patient care technology to assist in the provision of safe, quality, patient-centered care.


Evaluate effectiveness of strategies used to reduce the risk of harm to patients, self, and others in healthcare, home, and community settings.


Practice nursing care by incorporating legal and ethical decision making, utilizing current standards of practice.


Integrate leadership and communication skills into practice within diverse settings.

The NursingCAS application is no longer required. Please stay tuned for important updates about the application process. 

Application Deadlines

Starting Semester

Application Deadline


To Be Announced


October 15

 The Spring 2019 BSN Program application has not yet opened.  

Application Process

    • Applicants interested in the BSN program must first apply – and be accepted to – HPU before applying to the BSN program. Without admittance to HPU, you will not be considered an eligible candidate for the BSN program.
    • Applicants will be notified of their nursing admission status once all applications have been reviewed. Decisions will only be disclosed via official letter, mailed to the address listed on your HPU application.
    • To apply to the BSN program:


Complete a general application for HPU


You must then meet and submit additional requirements for application to the BSN program. Additional requirements incldue:


  1. Pathway selection
    1. Standard BSN
    2. HM to BSN
    3. RN to BSN
    4. LPN to BSN
  2. A TEAS score of 70% or higher
  3.  Minimum overall college GPA of 3.0 & minimum nursing prerequisite GPA of 3.0
  4. Official transcripts for all college coursework taken outside of HPU
  5. 2 professional letters of recommendation
  6. The HPU Nursing personal statement - see the BSN Admission factsheet for full details

Please review the "Admission Criteria" on the BSN Admission Factsheet for full details. 

Applicants must meet all BSN program admission criteria at the time of application.

The BSN Admission Factsheet is currently in revision.

Please stay tuned for important updates about the application process. In the meantime, please review the BSN Admission Criteria Outline. 

For more information about the BSN Program, please review our BSN Student Handbook.

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.