HPU | Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The HPU Admissions Office will now be managing all BSN applications. For any questions related to the BSN application process, please contact the HPU Admissions Office at admissions@hpu.edu or 808-544-0238. 

BSN Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about our BSN program? Hop on one of our BSN information sessions and have all your questions answered by members of our admissions team.


As a student in HPU’s Nursing program, you will learn in a flexible, multicultural environment. Our students receive quality instruction that includes training in both clinical facilities and classroom settings: experience hands-on education through clinical placement at healthcare facilities throughout O‘ahu, and supplement your clinical training in our Experiential Learning Center, where you will be exposed to planned simulations modeled on real-world medical scenarios.

 As a part of our Nursing ‘ohana, you will have the opportunity to apply concepts, theories, and skills learned in the classroom and laboratories to a wide range of clinical settings. Our challenging curriculum and competent, caring faculty will guide you on your journey to become a skillful nurse who is able to care for individuals of all ages, their families, and their communities.


All BSN nursing applications will be handled by the HPU Admissions Office effective immediately. For all questions related to nursing applications, please contact the HPU Admissions Office at admissions@hpu.edu or 808-544-0238. 

Outcome Categories

The BSN graduate will:

Patient-centered Care

Demonstrate patient-centered nursing practice across the lifespan.

Teamwork & Collaboration

Collaborate and communicate effectively with other professionals and interdisciplinary teams to improve healthcare outcomes.

Evidence-based Practice

Integrate evidence to guide clinical practice and evaluate outcomes of care.

Quality Improvement

Use quality improvement measures to evaluate the effect of change on the delivery of patient-centered care and patient outcomes.

Healthcare Informatics

Use evidence-based information and patient care technology to assist in the provision of safe, quality, patient-centered care.


Evaluate effectiveness of strategies used to reduce the risk of harm to patients, self, and others in healthcare, home, and community settings.


Practice nursing care by incorporating legal and ethical decision making, utilizing current standards of practice.


Integrate leadership and communication skills into practice within diverse settings.

BIOL 2030 - Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2031 - Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

BIOL 2032 - Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 2033 - Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

BIOL 2040 - Microbiology

BIOL 2041 - Microbiology Laboratory*

CHEM 1000 - Introduction to Chemistry

MATH 1123 - Statistics

WRI 1200 - Research, Argument & Writing

* effective Fall 2023

fall admission

January 15

Guaranteed Pathway Deadline 

February 15

Competitive Pathway Priority Deadline for the regular BSN, RN-BSN, LPN/LVN-BSN, and HM-BSN

April 1*

Competitive Pathway Secondary Deadline

*as space permits
Application and all supporting documents must be received and processed by the indicated deadlines. Processing time 3-4 days. Please plan accordingly. 

SPRING admission

September 15

Guaranteed Pathway Deadline

October 15

Competitive Pathway Priority Deadline for the regular BSN only

Application and all supporting documents must be received and processed by the indicated deadlines. Processing time 3-4 days. Please plan accordingly. 

For more information about the BSN Program, please review the program

Student Handbook



HPU School of Nursing is proud to support our nation’s military members as they pursue their Bachelor in Nursing (BSN) degree through the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP).


  • Eligible to active duty military students

  • A limited number of students may receive provisional acceptance up to one year in advance

  • Two BSN upper-division program options:
    • Traditional BSN
      • Fall and Spring semester entry terms
      • Four-semester, full-time
    • BSN Pathways [HM to BSN; LPN to BSN; RN to BSN]
      • Fall semester entry term only
      • HM to BSN: Three-semester, full-time
      • LPN to BSN: Three-semester, full-time
      • RN to BSN: Two-semester, full-time

To obtain a provisional letter of acceptance to submit with your MECP program application please follow the steps outlined below:


Step 1: Apply to HPU  

New HPU students must apply to Undergraduate Admissions at least three months before the BSN application deadline and/or before provisional admission letter is needed. When applying, ensure application terms matches program start term. Send all official transcripts and TEAS/CLEP/AP/IB score reports to the Admissions Office.

Former HPU students who have been out for more than two semesters must complete the Readmission Application. Send all official transcripts and TEAS/CLEP/AP/IB score reports to the Admissions Office.

Currently enrolled HPU students skip this step.


*Students must be admitted to HPU before moving on to step 2. 


STep 2: Check all Transfer Course Credits 

Once accepted to HPU, check DegreeWorks [web-based tool for students to monitor their academic progress toward degree or certificate completion] in the MYHPU account to see how courses have transferred.

Note that during peak application periods, transfer credit evaluation may take 2-3 weeks to complete after admission and official transcripts received. 


Step 3: Meet with Academic Advising 

Once official transfer credit evaluation has been completed and visible in your DegreeWorks, you will then want to meet with academic advising. The advisor will determine your academic standing and discuss a plan to meet general requirements for the BSN upper-division program for the indicated start term. The academic advisor will map out the students’ degree plan and communicate this information to the appropriate admissions officer.     


Step 4: Admissions review and mecp provisional letter 

If determined eligible, a MECP provisional letter of acceptance is provided to the student.


STep 5: Secure official acceptance

Important to note that the student status is provisional admission into the upper-division BSN program, the student must formally apply for the BSN program by the deadline to verify they were selected for the MECP program, and that all upper-division BSN requirements have been met in order to receive official acceptance for the indicated start term.


If you have any questions, please join us at an upcoming BSN information session or email us at admissions@hpu.edu.

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