RN to BSN

RN TO BSN PATHWAY

Students who are Registered Nurses with an associate degree are eligible for this pathway. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is conferred upon students who satisfactorily complete the General Education requirements and the prescribed curriculum. To earn this degree, a student must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours and meet all the requirements of the nursing major (60 credit hours) with at least a 2.75 cumulative nursing grade point average and an overall HPU cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. The Nursing Program is approved by the Hawai‘i Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

GENERAL PREREQUISITES

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • Completion of all General Education requirements
  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses
  • 2.75 cumulative GPA in all college courses taken

 

Other requirements to be considered for admission to the RN to BSN Pathway:

 

  • A current, unencumbered RN license
  • Completed application by set deadline date
  • Two professional letters of support
  • A personal statement

  • All nursing students must achieve a final course grade of C (73%) in each nursing course. Failure to achieve a grade of C or better in a nursing course will prevent the student from continuing to the next sequential nursing course.
  • Two nursing courses with deficient grades (final course grade of C-, D+, D, or F) in the Nursing program will lead to final dismissal from the Nursing program, but not the university.
  • Nursing students are expected to maintain a minimum HPU GPA of 2.75 and NUR GPA of 2.75 throughout their course of study.
  • Nursing clinical courses require that students travel for clinical experiences throughout Oahu. Each student must have a reliable source of transportation to clinical sites.
  • If an “Unacceptable Practice” investigation is in progress and/or if a student receives an “Unacceptable Practice” citation in a nursing (NUR) course, the student may not withdraw from the course. Students will need to have a clearance (signature on the withdrawal form) from the dean of Nursing or designee in order to withdraw from nursing (NUR) courses.
  • Admission to the program requires that students meet specific clinical health requirements. See the Health Requirements webpage for more details.
  • These policies are explained in more detail in the BSN Handbook.

For more information about the RN to BSN Pathway, including the program outline, click here

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.