Fall (August) 2024 Applications Available: September 1, 2023

Deadline: January 5, 2024, 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

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 (NCAS)

  • Required for ALL applicants
  • Fee: $60
  • 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, which includes academic and experiential factors. Submission of a personal statement and resume with the NCAS application is required.  All non-academic criteria is outlined in NCAS.

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
  • Repeat attempts are allowed, and multiple score reports will be superscored. Scores are valid for 3 years.
  • Summary reports (1 page) are not accepted. Only full 3-page reports (Individual Performance Profile) will be accepted. Applicants must upload their score reports in NCAS prior to submitting their application, and before the January 5th deadline.

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” (not B-) in PHYL lectures, PHYL labs, MICR 130, and the FS/FQ course. A minimum course grade of “C” (not 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 are 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)
Public Speech 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

Minimum 3.0 in all current and previous 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.

Evaluation of transfer credits occurs once the student has been accepted for admission, has submitted the tuition deposit along with a statement of intention to enroll, and has provided all official transcripts to the UH Manoa Office of Admissions. UH Manoa will only accept credits from institutions fully accredited by U.S. regional accrediting associations.

Graduation Requirements

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

English Language Proficiency

All applicants who are not born in the U.S. are required to have a certain skill level of the English language. More information is available on the International Admission Requirements website:

2023 Entering Traditional Bachelor of Science Nursing Class Profile

Fall 2023 Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Enrolled (Fall 2023): 33 Students
Total Applicants: 315
Acceptance Rate (Based on Total Applicants): 33 of 315 (10.5%)
Average GPA: 3.858 (Cumulative), 3.898 (Prerequisites)

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