BS in Nursing

Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
$ 127,600
Total tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • Have a minimum all college GPA of 2.75
  • Score a minimum composite score of 60th percentile on the Test of Essential Academic Skills, a scholastic aptitude test consisting of four content areas (Math, Reading, English, and Science). 
  • Have an overall nursing science and math pre-requisite GPA of 2.75. 
  • Have no more than 2 outstanding pre-requisite courses at the time of application. 
  • Complete all science and math pre-requisite courses (see below) no later than the semester prior to the start of the nursing program. 

Academic transcript(s)

  • Unofficial transcripts can be accepted for admissions purposes, however official transcripts must be received prior to a student's registration for classes.
  • Submitted both in the native language and in an official English language translation.

English Language Requirement

One of the following requirements:

  • Complete at least two (2) years of non-ESL coursework at a secondary (high) school in which the primary language of instruction is English;
  • Complete at least one (1) year of in-person, non-ESL coursework at an accredited college or university in a program in which the primary language of instruction is English;
  • Achieve a final grade of "C" or better in an in-person course equivalent to HPU's WRI 1100, at an accredited college or university;
  • Enroll in an ELS program and complete Level 112;
  • Earn a minimum score or meet a country-specific requirement as stated below.*
    • TOEFL (IBT): 80       
    • TOEFL (PBT): 550     
    • TOEFL (CBT): 213     
    • IELTS: 6.0 Band         
    • STEP EIKEN: Pre 1  
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58       
    • SAT (Critical Reading + Critical Writing): 800       





  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Microbes and Human Health
  • Nursing Concepts and Processes 
  • Pharmacology
  • Communication for Health Care Professionals
  • Pathophysiology 
  • Gerontologic Nursing
  • Adult Health I 
  • Childbearing Family
  • Leadership and Management in Nursing 
  • Developing a Healthy Community

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