Level One Entry Process
Effective March 2009, students must fulfill the following three (continuing) minimum qualification criteria for eligibility:
- overall HPU GPA of at least a 2.75
- completion or scheduled for completion of prerequisite courses (non-NUR courses and NUR 2000) that term at HPU
- current enrollment in HPU
Once these criteria are fulfilled, students will then be rank-ordered according to the four selection categories as follows:
- Overall GPA. Students will be required to have a minimum overall GPA of at least 2.75. This includes grades from all schools attended. The higher the overall GPA, the higher the score for this category.
- Overall Science GPA in prerequisite science-based courses. Science courses have been shown to be a good indicator of success in Nursing courses. The science GPA will be calculated by including grades for CHEM 1000, CHEM 2030, A&P I and II with labs, and BIOL 3040 taken at HPU or a previous college or university. The higher the prerequisite science GPA, the higher the score for this category. Students have the option of repeating each prerequisite science course only once to improve the grade. Those two grades would then be averaged for the purpose of ranking for entry into clinical nursing courses. HPU students are encouraged to take advantage of the individualized face-to-face tutoring assistance available to all registered students free of charge at the Tutoring Center.
- Scores on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®). The TEAS® is a scholastic aptitude test consisting of four content areas: Math, Reading, English, and Science. According to research, the TEAS® test is an excellent predictor of success in a nursing program. Points for this category will be assigned based upon earned scores.
- HPU credits. Students will be awarded points for this category based on the number of earned Hawaii Pacific University credits.
This ranking occurs around February 15 for Fall term each year so it is vital that your transcript be accurate by these dates.
Deadline for submission of TEAS® scores will be October 1st, 2013 to be eligible for level one entry for Spring 2014.
The Deadline for Clinical Health Records for Fall 2013 Registration is Friday July 5th, 2013.
- Please be reminded that health insurance for all nursing students in levels 1-5 courses became a mandatory requirement beginning in Spring 2009
Important Information Regarding Pre-Clinical Attire effective Fall 2010
Starting in the Fall 2010 semester, Hawai'i Pacific University College of Nursing and Health Sciences will implement the use of pre-clinical uniforms for nursing students in all levels of the program.
The pre-clinical uniform is comprised of a lab coat and polo shirt with an HPU logo and embroidered letters that read: Hawai'i Pacific University Nursing. To complete the ensemble, black slacks, black socks, and black shoes will be worn. This pre-clinical uniform will enable HPU nursing students to portray a professional look whether it be at a hospital, community setting, or other venue that students will attend. For Level 1 nursing students, the pre-clinical uniform will be worn on their pre-clinical days only for the Fall 2010 semester. However, in upper levels, the "pre-clinical" uniform may be used as students attend clinical/hospital orientations, service learning opportunities, etc.
The pre-clinical uniform will be available for purchase from the HPU bookstore, Windward Campus. The lab coat sizes range from XS to 2X and the price is $32.95. The Men's polo shirt sizes range from S to 2X and the price is $29.95. The Women's polo shirt sizes range from S to XL and the price is $24.95. Slacks, socks, and shoes will be purchased independently by the student.