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RN to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing

For ADN Graduates

Program Description

The RN to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing program for associate degree nursing (ADN) graduates is a complement to the statewide continuing consortium nursing curriculum offered to UH students. The RN to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing program is designed to provide an efficient bridge to the baccalaureate for the nurse with less than 2 years experience with an associate degree. The program builds upon initial nursing preparation with coursework to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide an increased understanding of the cultural, economic, and social issues that affect the delivery of safe, quality patient care [1].

Students enter the program in the fall taking courses online while balancing work and family responsibilities. The program provides access to students living on Maui and Kauaʻi. With the BS degree, the student is prepared for graduate education and continued career development.

Fast Facts

  • Outstanding faculty committed to advancing health care delivery
  • 34 credits of nursing upper division courses
  • Nursing courses are offered using online, face to face, and HITS formats
  • Individual academic advising and support throughout the program

Program Outcomes

The graduate of the RN to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing program is prepared to:

  • Advocate and provide high quality care to improve and maintain the health of a diverse society
  • Direct, supervise and collaborate with others to organize care
  • Advance the profession through lifelong learning, participate in professional organizations and practice in a confident, competent, compassionate and accountable manner
  • Develop culturally appropriate clinical knowledge by examining, processing and disseminating knowledge to improve and maintain the health of a diverse society

[1] American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2011) Fact Sheet: Degree completion programs for registered nurses: RN to master’s and RN to baccalaureate programs.


Tracy Chagami, M.Ed
Undergraduate Program Advisor
School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene
Phone: (808) 956-3794
Fax: (808) 956-5977

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