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Nationally Ranked

  • U.S. News and World Report Magazine ranked in the Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs.

NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) Pass Rate

  • Undergraduate Students (Calendar Year 2019): 100%
  • Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (Pre-licensure completed Fall 2019): 100%

Enrollment (Fall 2020)

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree: 213
  • Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (pre-licensure year): 43
  • Master of Science (MS) degree: 28
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): 69
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): 6

Gender & Residency

Undergraduate Students

  • 22% men / 78% women
  • 90% Hawaii residents

Graduate Students

  • 9% men / 88% women / 3% undisclosed
  • 87% Hawaii residents


  • Generous scholarships, awards, and grants are awarded to nursing students.


  • 200+ affiliating agencies provide clinical learning experiences for students.
  • Students provide more than 100,000 statewide service hours per year.
  • The Translational Health Science Simulation Center provides training for students, faculty, and practicing care providers to improve quality and patient safety.
  • The Hawaii Keiki school health program provides services statewide by placing registered nurses in selected public schools.
  •  The Veterans to Nurses Program helps U.S. veterans decrease time to graduation and a BS nursing degree through academic and support services.
  • The IKE AO PONO Program assists Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island students achieve academic success.

Updated: September 21, 2020

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