HPU | Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BSN Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about applying to our BSN program? Hop on one of our BSN information sessions, and have all your questions answered by members of our admissions team.


Discover the vibrant world of nursing at Hawai‘i Pacific University where your journey to becoming a skilled, compassionate nurse begins. At HPU, we offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program that stands out for its approachable and supportive learning environment. Picture yourself learning in a dynamic, multicultural setting, where industry-leading instructors seamlessly blend classroom teachings with hands-on experiences. Our students benefit from clinical placements in healthcare facilities across O‘ahu, gaining real-world insights and skills.

Immerse yourself in our Experiential Learning Center, a hub for interactive simulations based on actual medical scenarios. Here, you’ll supplement your clinical training and build confidence through practical experiences. As a member of our Nursing ‘ohana, you’ll apply concepts and skills learned in the classroom to diverse clinical settings. Our challenging curriculum, combined with the guidance of our competent and caring faculty, will empower you on your journey to becoming a well-rounded nurse capable of caring for individuals of all ages, their families, and communities.

Beyond the classroom, there’s a pressing need for professionally skilled nurses across Hawai‘i. As a student in HPU’s BSN program, you’ll be joining a community of learners contributing to the solution. Hawai‘i faces a demand for healthcare professionals, and your role as a future nurse is crucial in meeting this need. Join us at HPU, where you’ll not only receive an exceptional education but also make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of Hawai‘i’s communities. Apply today — we are accepting applications for Fall 2024 until February 1st for the Guaranteed and Scholars applications and February 15th for HPU student and Transfer Competitive Pathway applications, and space permitting, April 1st for the Competitive Pathway secondary deadline — and be a part of the healthcare solution Hawai‘i needs!


For all questions related to nursing applications, please contact the HPU Admissions Office at admissions@hpu.edu or 808-544-0238. 

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.

BIOL 2030 - Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2031 - Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

BIOL 2032 - Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 2033 - Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

BIOL 2040 - Microbiology

BIOL 2041 - Microbiology Laboratory*

CHEM 1000 - Introduction to Chemistry

MATH 1123 - Statistics

* effective Fall 2023

fall 2024 admission

February 1

Guaranteed Pathway Deadline 

February 15

Competitive Pathway Priority Deadline for the regular BSN, RN-BSN, LPN/LVN-BSN, and HM-BSN

April 1*

Competitive Pathway Secondary Deadline

*as space permits
Application and all supporting documents must be received and processed by the indicated deadlines. Processing time 3-4 days. Please plan accordingly. 

SPRING 2025 admission

September 15

Guarenteed Pathway Application Deadline

October 15

Competitive Pathway Application Deadline- For the regular BSN only

Application and all supporting documents must be received and processed by the indicated deadlines. Processing time 3-4 days. Please plan accordingly. 

For more information about the BSN Program, please review the program

Student Handbook



MECP candidates must email BSNadmissions@hpu.edu to let us know they are pursuing the MECP. This must be done at least 3 months prior to needing the Conditional Letter of Admittance for the MECP application.

HPU School of Nursing is proud to support our nation’s military members as they pursue their Bachelor in Nursing (BSN) degree through the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP).



  • Eligible to active duty military students

  • A limited number of students may receive provisional acceptance up to one year in advance

  • Two BSN upper-division program options:
    • Traditional BSN
      • Fall and Spring semester entry terms
      • Four-semester, full-time
    • BSN Pathways [HM to BSN; LPN to BSN; RN to BSN]
      • Fall semester entry term only
      • HM to BSN: Three-semester, full-time
      • LPN to BSN: Three-semester, full-time
      • RN to BSN: Two-semester, full-time

To obtain a provisional letter of acceptance to submit with your MECP program application please follow the steps outlined below:


Step 1: Apply to HPU  

New HPU students must apply to Undergraduate Admissions at least three months before the BSN application deadline and/or before provisional admission letter is needed. When applying, ensure application terms matches program start term. Send all official transcripts and TEAS/CLEP/AP/IB score reports to the Admissions Office.

Former HPU students who have been out for more than two semesters must complete the Readmission Application. Send all official transcripts and TEAS/CLEP/AP/IB score reports to the Admissions Office.

Currently enrolled HPU students skip this step.


*Students must be admitted to HPU before moving on to step 2. 


STep 2: Check all Transfer Course Credits 

Once accepted to HPU, check DegreeWorks [web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree or certificate completion] in the MYHPU account to see how courses have transferred.

Note that during peak application periods, transfer credit evaluation may take 2-3 weeks to complete after admission and official transcripts received. 


Step 3: Meet with Academic Advising 

Once official transfer credit evaluation has been completed and visible in your DegreeWorks, you will then want to meet with academic advising. The advisor will determine your academic standing and discuss a plan to meet general requirements for the BSN upper-division program for the indicated start term. The academic advisor will map out the students’ degree plan and communicate this information to the appropriate admissions officer.     


Step 4: Admissions review and mecp provisional letter 

If determined eligible, a MECP provisional letter of acceptance is provided to the student.


STep 5: Secure official acceptance

Important to note that the student status is provisional admission into the upper-division BSN program, the student must formally apply for the BSN program by the deadline to verify they were selected for the MECP program, and that all upper-division BSN requirements have been met in order to receive official acceptance for the indicated start term.


If you have any questions, please join us at an upcoming BSN information session or email us at admissions@hpu.edu.

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