BSN Pathway

BSN Pathway


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is conferred upon students who satisfactorily complete the General Education requirements and the prescribed curriculum. To earn this degree, a student must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours and meet all the requirements of the nursing major (60 credit hours) with at least a 2.75 cumulative nursing grade point average and an overall HPU cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. The Nursing Program is approved by the Hawai‘i Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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


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

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