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For Current UH Manoa, Pre-Nursing, Transfer, and Veteran Students

Program Description

This program admits for the fall semester and gives traditional students and current veteran students an opportunity for educational advancement. With the Bachelor of Science degree, students are prepared to proceed to graduate education and pursue career development.

The Bachelor of Science degree prepares beginning-level generalist professional nurses to deliver care to individuals in a variety of health-care settings and meet the state requirements for eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Potential applicants to the program are highly encouraged to attend an open house event or an informational session. Please see the event page for upcoming events.

Fast Facts

  • Two-step application process.
  • Outstanding faculty committed to advancing health care delivery.
  • Cohort program designed to be completed in 3 years.
  • Individual academic advising and support throughout the program.

How to Apply

Fall (August) 2023 Applications Available: September 1, 2022

Deadline: January 5, 2023

Two-Step Application Process

Application Requirements are found in the online applications listed below.

Step 1 – Apply to UH Manoa Undergraduate Admissions

Step 2 – Apply to Nursing’s Centralized Application Service

Application deadlines for NCAS are set to Eastern Standard Time (EST) and will close at midnight EST the date of the deadline.

  • Required for ALL applicants
  • Fee: $55 (fee increase effective August 11, 2022)
  • Select “BS in Nursing (Hawaii State Nursing Consortium (HSNC)” for the planned course of study

Admission Requirements

The school is using a holistic admissions review process. All non-academic criteria is outlined in NursingCAS.

TEAS Examination with Minimum Entrance Exam Scores

  • TEAS Adjusted Individual Score: Information on the TEAS entrance exams may be viewed at
    • Overall 78% or higher
    • Reading 83.3% or higher
    • Math 86.7% or higher
    • Science 66.7% or higher
    • English & Language Use 80% or higher

Completion of 32 Prerequisite Credits

At the time of application, students must have completed 1 PHYL lecture/lab & MICR 130 to fulfill 16 or more prerequisite credits (includes AP, IB, CLEP, and Early College Credit). Applicants may apply to the BS nursing program while completing prerequisite courses. Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or have successfully completed all remaining prerequisites by August 1 of the year the student begins the nursing program.

The applicant is required to take prerequisites from an accredited college or university and must have earned a minimum course grade of “B” or higher (not B-) in PHYL lectures, PHYL labs, MICR 130, and the FS/FQ course. A minimum course grade of “C” is required for all other prerequisites. Admission will not be deferred.

The prerequisite courses are cross designated at any UH campus. UH students should see their respective advisors for more information. No substitutions allowed.

Applicants may only repeat a maximum of 6 prerequisite credits. Only the most recent grade is used to calculate the prerequisite GPA. If the minimum grade is not received for required categories (FW, FS/FQ, FG, and DP), you may choose another course that satisfies the requirement instead of using your allotted retake credits.

The following pathway may be used as a guide when registering for courses. Please note the required sequence as discussed above.

32 Credits
16 credits
PHYL 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology (DB) (3)
PHYL 141L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab (DY) (1)
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology (DS) (3)
Quantitative Reasoning Course (FS/FQ) (3)
Written Communication Course (FW) (3)
MICR 130 General Microbiology (DB) (3) (lab not required)
16 credits
PHYL 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology (DB) (3)
PHYL 142L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab (DY) (1)
HDFS 230 Human Development (DS) (3)
Global & Multicultural Perspectives Course (FG) (3)
Arts, Humanities, Literature Course (DA) (3) (choose one): COMG 151 or COMG 251
Physical Science Course (DP) (3) (choose one): CHEM 151, CHEM 152, CHEM 161, CHEM 162, BIOC 141, BIOC 244, BIOC 341

Cumulative College GPA

3.0 in all college/university credits

Transfer Applicants

Check the UH System Course Transfer Database and cross-reference their equivalent courses with the UH Manoa General Catalog for designations. Information on these requirements can be found in the UH Manoa General Catalog and UHM advising centers.

Graduation Requirements

Any missing graduation requirements will need to be met by the end of the nursing program.

English Language Proficiency

If an applicant’s native language is not English or if they have not obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an English-speaking college, then the applicant must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 600.

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Christopher Waiamau, MBA, MSCJA
Admissions Specialist & Pre-Nursing Advisor

Contact for applicants for all Undergraduate Nursing programs and the High School Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene program.

Contact for Pre-Nursing students: UH Manoa, UH West Oahu, Veteran students, and students using VA education benefits.

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

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