BSN Program Overview
|Dr. Lyn Puhek,
Department of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs
The profession of nursing is a very exciting one where, regardless of your interests, there is a niche for you. Nurses practice in most settings where people live, work, and play: hospitals, clinics, laboratories, schools, homes, industries, summer camps, public health, and research agencies; the list goes on. Even as major health care reforms take place, there will always be a demand for qualified nurses in Hawai'i, throughout the nation, and around the world.
People seeking health care today want to take a more active part in deciding what they need and the type of care they require. With the ideal of "health for all"; a goal of the United States, nurses will not only need to provide health care in a multicultural environment, but they will also need to be educated to understand the needs of more vulnerable populations. At HPU, we are educating nurses who will be able to respond to these varied demands.
At HPU, we believe that nursing education must be built upon a strong foundation of liberal arts and sciences to prepare graduates who will practice as professional nurses in the multicultural environment of our global community. The liberally educated baccalaureate nurse has the ability to analyze, think critically, and yet express the compassion needed in today's ever-changing health care environment.
Our challenging curriculum and competent, caring faculty will guide you in learning the hows and whys of caring for individuals of all ages, their families, and their communities. You will have an interesting variety of hands-on experiences in many of O'ahu's health care agencies and the opportunity to apply the concepts, theories, and skills learned in the classroom and on-campus laboratories in a wide range of clinical settings.
In our global academic community, we learn from one another. We hope that you choose to join us for a quality baccalaureate nursing education.
Hawai`i Pacific University College of Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to educating competent and caring professionals in the practice of health promotion and healthcare. Graduates are life-long learners and leaders dedicated to delivering holistic care in the spirit of aloha for a global community.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences will be ranked in the top nursing and health science programs delivering a distinct transcultural healthcare educational experience.