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Nationally Ranked

  • U.S. News and World Report Magazine ranked in the Best Graduate Nursing Schools, Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and Best Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree

NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) Pass Rate

  • Undergraduate Students (Spring 2017): 97%
  • Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (Summer 2017): 93%

Enrollment (Spring 2018)

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree: 200
  • Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (pre-licensure year): 45
  • Master of Science (MS) degree: 50
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): 64
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): 21

Gender & Residency

Undergraduate Students

  • 25% men / 75% women
  • 89% Hawaii residents

Graduate Students

  • 18% men / 82% women
  • 82% 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.
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