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For Prospective, Pre-Nursing and Transfer Students

The Pre-Nursing advisor facilitates successful progress toward degree by assisting students to navigate the academic arena. Clarification of educational goals and alignment toward career preferences accompany discussions of the student’s academic pathway. Potential applicants to the program are highly encouraged to attend an open house event or an informational session. Visit the event page for upcoming events.

Informational Sessions

Informational sessions are held multiple times per semester and are located at UH Manoa Campus in Webster Hall. Current Manoa students wishing to change their major to pre-nursing must attend an informational session. Please visit event page for upcoming events.

  • Open to all prospective students
  • Information on the Bachelor of Science in nursing program

Virtual Tour of the UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center

The 8,000 square foot center on the 3rd floor of Webster Hall at UH Manoa Campus, integrates state of the art simulation equipment, electronic patient records, and advanced audio-video systems to support education and research for nursing students. Simulated patient care environments provide controlled instructional settings for students to practice clinical skills in a safe learning environment without impacting real patient outcomes. The center provides students a venue to continually advance skills and innovate new knowledge to provide safe, quality healthcare for the people of Hawaii. Take a virtual tour!

Nursing Licensure and State Authorization

Once the student has completed the Bachelor Science Degree with a major in Nursing program, the Hawaii Board of Nursing determines the applicant eligibility to obtain a state license, which will allow the licensee to practice nursing in the State of Hawaii. UH Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) is unable to confirm that the Nursing program meets the professional licensure requirements outside of the State of Hawaii and recommends the student contact the respective professional licensing board to determine the licensure requirements in the state in which the student will practice.

College-Level Exam Program Option

College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) exams are a viable option for satisfying course requirements of the Bachelor of Science in nursing programs. Applicants to and current students of a UH Manoa Nursing undergraduate nursing program must consult with a UH Manoa Nursing Office of Students Services advisor regarding the use and limitations of non-graded course equivalencies to meet current graduation requirements.

Students who successfully pass a CLEP exam will be awarded college credit toward a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and, therefore, will not need to take the respective required coursework.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a tuition program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) allowing out-of-state students from specific states a special University resident tuition rate. Please visit the UH Manoa Admission’s WUE page for more details.


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Brian Akiyama, BA
Pre-Nursing and Pre-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), and Bachelor of Science in nursing programs.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
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:

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For Current Students

Academic advising is provided by the Office of Student Services. Students in need of advising should call an advisor for an appointment or reserve an appointment ahead of time. Visit the OSS directory for information.


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