Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Level One Entry Process

Effective October 2013, students must fulfill the following minimum qualification criteria for eligibility:

  • overall HPU GPA of at least a 2.75
  • current enrollment in HPU or admission through the Nursing CAS system
  • completion or scheduled for completion of pre-requisite courses in the current semester
  • minimum composite score of 60th percentile on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®), a scholastic aptitude test consisting of four content areas (Math, Reading, English, and Science) as well as a composite score.

An overall Science GPA of 2.75, which equates to scores of B- and above, in pre-requisite science-based courses has been shown to be a good indicator of success in Nursing courses. This Science GPA is calculated by using the grades of all applicable science courses and includes repeated applicable science courses for entry into level one nursing courses.

Eligibility decisions are made around March 15 for Fall term each  year so it is vital that your transcript be accurate by these dates.
Eligibility decisions are made around October 15 for Spring term each year so it is vital that your transcript be accurate by these dates.

Students that are selected for Level 1 nursing courses will be able to register online for their Level 1 nursing courses during the normal registration cycle.

Deadline for submission of TEAS® scores will be October 1st, 2013 to be eligible for Level 1 entry for Spring 2014, and February 1st, 2014 to be eligible for Level 1 entry for Fall 2014.

The Deadline for Clinical Health Records for Spring 2014 Registration is Friday November 1st, 2013, and July 3rd, 2014 for Fall 2014.

  • Please be reminded that health insurance for all nursing students in Levels 1-5 courses is a mandatory requirement.

Important Information Regarding Pre-Clinical Attire

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, and can only be purcahsed at the HPU bookstore. To complete the ensemble, black slacks, black socks, and black shoes will be worn and may be purchased independently by the student. 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. Pre-clinical uniforms must be worn on pre-clinical days and to attend clinical/hospital orientations, service learning opportunities, etc.


Updated on: October 31, 2013