The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, Master's degree in nursing and Post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Hawaii Pacific University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Yellow Ribbon Program

RN to BSN Pathway

Students who are Registered Nurses with an associate degree are eligible for the pathway. Students who do not have an Associate of Arts degree may need to complete additional General Education requirements as determined by Transfer Services and/or Academic Advising.

To qualify the student will:

  • Complete the WC&IL Il writing requisite before the second semester following admission to the program.
  • Complete all science pre-requisite courses (refer to BSN program FACT SHEET for required science courses).

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and must maintain 2.75 or higher GPA to remain in the pathway.

  • Have a current RN license.

  • Write a personal statement and submit a professional resume.

RN to BSN Pathway
HPU credit for courses taken in an Associate Degree Nursing Program:

Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 2300 Pharmacology 3
NUR 2930 Pathophysiology 3
NUR 2950/51 Nursing Concepts and Processes/Lab 3/2
NUR 2963 Communication for the Health Care Professional 1
NUR 2970/71 Health Assessment/Lab 2/1
NUR 3952/53 Gerontologic Nursing/Lab 1/2
NUR 3962/63 Adult Health Care I/Lab 3/3
NUR 3964/65 Adult Health Care II/Lab 3/4
NUR 3970/71 Altered Mental Health Patterns/Lab 3/3
NUR 3980/81 Childbearing Family/Lab 2/1
NUR 3985/86 Child and Family Health/Lab 3/1
NUR 4950/51 Comprehensive Health Care/Lab 2/4

1st Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
MATH 1123 Statistics 3
NUR 3360 Concepts and Issues for Professional Nurses (online) 3
NUR 3900 Leadership and Management in Nursing (online or face-to-face) 2
NUR 3901 Leadership and Management in Nursing Laboratory 2
NUR elective 3
Hawaii and the Pacific (General Education Requirement) 3
Total Semester Credits 16

2nd Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
NUR 4700 Evidence-based Practice/Research (online or face-to-face) 3
NUR 4960 Community Health (online or face-to-face) 2
NUR 4961 Community Health Laboratory 4
Unrestricted elective course 3
Unrestricted elective course 3
Total semester credits 15
Total Semester Credits 31

Suggested Electives:

  • CSCI 1555, NUR 3930, NUR 3943, NUR 3944, NUR 3945, NUR 3972, NUR 3973, NUR 3974, PSY 3310

Hawai`i and the Pacific GE Courses:

  • AL 1050, ARTH 1000, BIOL 2170, ENG 1101, HAWN 1100, HIST 1558, PHIL 1001