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Location:Online via Zoom Webinar

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High school students and their parents are invited to learn about the UH Manoa High School Direct Entry in Nursing Program through an interactive online Zoom webinar. Dr. Alice Tse, Nursing Department Chair and Brian Akiyama, the NAWSON Pre-Nursing Advisor will provide a presentation about the program highlighting the benefits of being admitted directly from high school, the nursing curriculum, and application requirements. Participants will be able to submit questions to the Zoom Q&A box to be answered in the session.

Individual academic audits will not be available during this online session. For individualized questions, please schedule an advising appointment with Brian Akiyama below.

In addition to the DEN pathway, students who are interested in the nursing program can enroll at UH Manoa as a pre-nursing student and apply in fall of their freshman year for admission to nursing via the Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway. Informational sessions for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway are offered every fall and spring. Dates and times will be posted to the events page.

Thursday, May 6, 2021
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Online via Zoom Webinar
RSVP Deadline: May 4, 2021

Registration closed May 4, 2021. Presentation handouts will be sent by email the day before the session.


  • “What is Nursing?”
  • Traditional Pathways to the RN
  • UH Manoa’s High School Direct Entry in Nursing Program
  • Application and Eligibility
  • Benefits and Comparison
  • Q&A




Persons with disability-related access needs are invited to contact Brian Akiyama.

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Brian Akiyama, BA
Pre-Nursing and Pre-Direct Entry Dental Hygiene Advisor & Admissions Specialist

Contact for applicants & prospective students to High School Direct Entry in Nursing (HS-DEN), High School Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene (HS-DEDH), Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Online ADN to BS programs.

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-3794
Fax: 808-956-5977

Email for applicants and prospective students:

  • High School Direct Entry in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Online ADN to BS programs (
  • High School Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene program (
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