International nurses (licensure in home country, but not in the United States) who have been admitted to Hawai`i Pacific University may be eligible to enroll in the International Nurse Pathway. International students must meet the HPU English language requirements.
Credit by Examination for Nursing Major Requirements
Upon successful completion of all general education core, nursing prerequisites, and upper-division requirements, students who are graduates of a program equivalent to a diploma or an associate degree nursing program in the United States may take the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams (NACE II) examinations*.
Please see Degree Requirements for list of major courses
*International students must complete all the lower- and upper-division nursing requirements, if their grades on these tests are not satisfactory.