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Important Dates for Admission

Fall 2018 Applications Available: September 1, 2017
Deadline Extension: February 15, 2018, 6:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time/11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Two-Step Application Process

Application requirements are found in the online applications listed below.

Step 1

Apply to UH Mānoa 
Undergraduate Admissions

Step 2

Apply to
Nursing's Centralized Application Service
Required for all new applicants and returning, transferring, and unclassified UH Manoa students
Required for ALL applicants



Fee: $70

Fee: $50
For your major choose Nursing  

Admission Requirements

TEAS or NLN-RN PAX Examination with Minimum Entrance Exam Scores:
TEAS Adjusted Individual Score: Information on the TEAS entrance exams may be viewed at https://www.atitesting.com/home.aspx

  • Overall  78% or higher
  • Reading 83.3% or higher
  • Math 86.7% or higher
  • Science 66.7% or higher
  • English & Language Use 80% or higher

NLN-RN PAX: information on the NLN-RN PAX entrance exams may be viewed at https://www.nlnonlinetesting.org

  • Verbal 50 or higher
  •  Math 50 or higher
  • Science 50 or higher

Completion of 32 Prerequisite Credits: At the time of application, students must have completed 1 PHYL lecture/lab & MICR 130 to fulfill 16 or more prerequisite credits. Applicants may apply to the BS nursing program while completing prerequisite courses. Applicants must be currently enrolled in all remaining prerequisites at the time of application. All prerequisites must be completed by August 1 of the year the student begins the nursing program.

The applicant is required to take prerequisites from an accredited college or university and must have earned a minimum course grade of “B” in PHYL lectures, PHYL labs, MICR 130, and the FS/FQ course. A minimum course grade of "C" is required for all other prerequisites. Admission will not be deferred.

The prerequisite courses are cross-designated at any UH campus. UH students should see their respective advisors for more information. No substitutions allowed.

The following pathway may be used as a guide when registering for courses. Please note the required sequence as discussed above.

32 Credits
16 credits
PHYL 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology (DB) (3) 
PHYL 141L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab (DY) (1) 
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology (DS) (3)
Math Course (FS/FQ) (3)
ENG 100 Composition I (FW) (3)
MICR 130 General Microbiology (DB) (3) (lab not required)
16 credits
PHYL 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology (DB) (3)  
PHYL 142L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab (DY) (1) 
FAMR 230 (HDFS 230) Human Development (DS) (3)
Global & Multicultural Perspectives Course (FG) (3)
Arts, Humanities, Literature Course * (DA) (3)
Physical Science Course ** (DP) (3)
* Arts, Humanities, Literature Course (DA) (choose one): COMG 151 or COMG 251
** Physical Science Course (DP) (choose one): CHEM 151, CHEM 152, CHEM 161, CHEM 162, BIOC 241, BIOC 244, BIOC 341


Cumulative College GPA:  3.0 in all college/university credits

Transfer Applicants:  Check the UH System Course Transfer Database (http://www.hawaii.edu/transferdatabase/li) and cross-reference their equivalent courses with the UH Mānoa General Catalog for designations. Information on these requirements can be found in the UH Mānoa General Catalog, UHM advising centers, and online at www.catalog.hawaii.edu. Applicants should be aware that evaluations for program admissions are subject to official evaluations by the Office of Admissions at Mānoa. Any missing graduation requirements will need to be met by the end of the nursing program.

English Language Proficiency: If an applicant’s native language is not English or has not obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an English speaking college, then the applicant must submit official Test of English a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores with a minimum score of 600.

Note for International Students

Distance Education Course Restrictions:  Immigration regulations restrict enrollment in online distance education courses that require that all coursework be completed on-line.  However, immigration regulations do not restrict enrollment in hybrid distance education courses that require that coursework be completed through a combination of online and in-classroom coursework.

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