BSN Pathway

BSN Pathway


Our BSN program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, offers a dynamic curriculum spanning 120 credit hours. After completion of general education and pre-requisite courses, the remaining 60 credit hours includes focused nursing coursework and clinicals. BSN students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative nursing GPA and an overall HPU GPA of 2.75 or higher to stay enrolled in the nursing program

With approval from the Hawai’i Board of Nursing, we ensure a quality education that prepares you for success. Join us for a transformative experience, blending academic excellence with hands-on training. Discover your potential and define your pathway toward a rewarding career in nursing today.


Minimum course requirements to be considered for admission to NUR2000 level courses:

  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in all college courses taken
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in all science and math pre-requisite courses


Other requirements to be considered for admission to the standard BSN Pathway:

  • Completed application by set deadline date
  • A score of 70% or higher on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)*
  • Two professional letters of support
  • A personal statement

  * While the TEAS exam is a preferred requirement for BSN applicants, we will consider applicants with outstanding Science GPAs and/or extensive professional experience without the TEAS exam.

For a full overview of admission procedures, click here. The Nursing program is highly competitive. Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance to the program

  • All nursing students must achieve a final course grade of C (73%) in each nursing course. Failure to achieve a grade of C or better in a nursing course will prevent the student from continuing to the next sequential nursing course.
  • Two nursing courses with deficient grades (final course grade of C-, D+, D, or F) in the nursing program will lead to final dismissal from the nursing program, but not the university.
  • Nursing students are expected to maintain a minimum HPU GPA of 2.75 and NUR GPA of 2.75 throughout their course of study.
  • Nursing clinical courses require that students travel for clinical experiences throughout Oahu. Each student must have a reliable source of transportation to clinical sites.
  • If an “Unacceptable Practice” investigation is in progress and/or if a student receives an “Unacceptable Practice” citation in a nursing (NUR) course, the student may not withdraw from the course. Students will need to have a clearance (signature on the withdrawal form) from the dean of Nursing or designee in order to withdraw from nursing (NUR) courses.
  • Admission to the program requires that students meet specific clinical health requirements. See the Health Requirements webpage for current clinical health requirements.
  • These policies are explained in more detail in the BSN Handbook.

Note: this degree plan is subject to change. This is ONLY a sample degree plan. Please meet with your academic advisor prior to registration to formulate your own plan. 

BSN Sample 4-year Degree Plan 2022-23

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Hawai'i Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791